Southwest Middle School

3/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
25
Grades
6-8
Students
853
Type
Public
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Academics
3/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A worrisome sign:

Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This means that most students at this school are not performing at grade level.


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Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and explore higher-performing schools in your area to find the best opportunities for your child to succeed.


English
39%
State avg: 52%
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Math
29%
State avg: 50%
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Civics
51%
State avg: 67%
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3/10
Student progress

A worrisome sign:

Students at this school are making less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling farther behind their peers.

Low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as many schools in the state.


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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
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White
45%
Hispanic
26%
Black
23%
Two or more races
4%
Asian
2%
American Indian/Alaska Native
1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
16 :1
State avg: 17 :1
Students per counselor
300 :1
State avg: 540 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
13%
State avg: 13%
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25 Reviews
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Neighborhood
2815 Eden Parkway
Lakeland, FL 33803
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Last modified: May 17, 2017
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