Shields Middle School

Public 6-8

 15732 Beth Shields Way
       Ruskin, FL  33573-4901


 (813) 672-5338

 School Website

District: Hillsborough

SchoolDigger Rank:
855th of 1,035 Florida Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.6
Number of students:  1,394

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
65.9%
White:
17.6%
African American:
13.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.4%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, June 14, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Shields Middle School ranked worse than 82.6% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranked 37th among 48 ranked middle schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.99. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Shields Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (65.9%), White (17.6%), African American (13.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 86.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Shields Middle School is 14.6, which is the 22nd best among 48 middle schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
Compare Shields Middle School employs 95 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Shields Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Shields Middle School 855th of 1035 Florida public middle schools. (See Shields Middle School in the ranking list.)

Hillsborough:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillsborough 49th of 66 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Shields Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 31.57 529th 736 28.1%
2008 29.94 549th 740 25.8%
2009 28.66 582nd 780 25.4%
2010 34.44 593rd 839 29.3%
2011 23.95 702nd 891 21.2%
2012 19.84 733rd 897 18.3%
2013 21.98 760th 956 20.5%
2014 23.57 790th 999 20.9%
2016 15.09 880th 997 11.7%
2017 13.05 928th 1031 10.0%
2018 19.99 855th 1035 17.4%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Monday, September 19, 2011

Open Quote My kids went to Shields and went on to high school. Just like any other PUBLIC SCHOOL, Shields is not perfect. And every single school you can go to has kids who try to be bullies. Name one that doesn't. (Good luck!) That is life. We had a situation like that and my daughter's assistant principal handled it after she reported it. Shields is not a "bad" school. Seems like the main people who have a problem with Shields are parents who don't want their children around minorities or around children who grow up different from them. That is a very sad way to raise your children. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Open Quote I've heard this school is full of gangs, ne'er-do-wells, and incidences of young girls committing suicide because of bullying as a result of 'sexting.'

I would not recommend this school, unless your children would like to be exposed to a rather rough crowd. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Shields Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 319 36 11 686 1 n/a n/a 0 1053
2006 320 24 12 718 2 n/a n/a 0 1076
2007 318 37 16 726 0 n/a n/a 28 1125
2008 316 72 19 762 3 n/a n/a 36 1208
2009 323 100 15 811 5 n/a n/a 42 1296
2010 337 91 11 851 6 n/a n/a 30 1326
2011 279 126 10 912 8 3 35 0 1373
2012 280 154 16 904 6 5 31 0 1396
2013 286 163 17 940 5 5 29 0 1445
2014 262 176 17 957 3 5 43 0 1463
2015 264 159 11 998 1 3 38 0 1474
2016 232 160 12 916 5 4 39 0 1368
2017 245 182 12 919 3 2 31 0 1394

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Shields Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 1053 63.0 16.7 80.2
2006 1076 64.0 16.8 82.9
2007 1125 51.0 22.1 81.8
2008 1208 74.5 16.2 80.3
2009 1296 99.0 13.8 82.7
2010 1326 86.5 15.3 81.3
2011 1373 82.8 16.5 82.3
2012 1396 83.6 16.6 86.0
2013 1445 85.0 17.0 86.7
2014 1463 100.0 14.6 85.2
2015 1474 99.0 14.8 89.3
2016 1368 96.0 14.2 86.8
2017 1394 95.0 14.6 86.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Shields Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 1053 63.0 16.7 80.2
2006 1076 64.0 16.8 82.9
2007 1125 51.0 22.1 81.8
2008 1208 74.5 16.2 80.3
2009 1296 99.0 13.8 82.7
2010 1326 86.5 15.3 81.3
2011 1373 82.8 16.5 82.3
2012 1396 83.6 16.6 86.0
2013 1445 85.0 17.0 86.7
2014 1463 100.0 14.6 85.2
2015 1474 99.0 14.8 89.3
2016 1368 96.0 14.2 86.8
2017 1394 95.0 14.6 86.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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