Lake Worth Community Middle

Summary:

Lake Worth Community Middle is a public middle school in Lake Worth, Florida, serving 1,249 students in grades 6-8 and part of the Palm Beach School District, which is ranked 45 out of 67 districts in the state.

While the school has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (67.25%) compared to nearby schools, it consistently ranks in the bottom quarter of Florida middle schools, with proficiency rates well below the state and district averages across various subject areas and grade levels. The school has also experienced a sharp increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 17.9% in 2018-2019 to 33.6% in 2022-2023, which is significantly higher than the surrounding schools. Additionally, Lake Worth Community Middle has an extremely high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 75.02% to 94.35% over the past 3 years, much higher than the nearby schools.

In contrast, some of the nearby schools, such as Christa McAuliffe Middle School, perform significantly better, with proficiency rates often exceeding 50% and even reaching 100% in some subject areas. The data suggests that Lake Worth Community Middle could benefit from targeted interventions and support to address the specific needs of its student population, such as addressing attendance issues, providing additional academic support, and addressing any underlying socioeconomic factors that may be contributing to the school's academic struggles.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1300 Barnett Dr
       Lake Worth, FL  33461-2613


(561) 540-5500

District: Palm Beach

SchoolDigger Rank:
1084th of 1,185 Florida Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,155 Help


Students who attend Lake Worth Community Middle usually attend:

High:    Lake Worth High School

Feeder schools for Lake Worth Community Middle:

Elementary:    Highland Elementary School
    North Grade K-8
    South Grade Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  21.9 Help
Number of students:  1,249

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
67.3%
African American:
21.3%
American Indian:
5.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lake Worth Community Middle ranks worse than 91.5% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranks last among 36 ranked middle schools in the Palm Beach School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 10.73. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (67.3%), African American (21.3%), American Indian (5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 75% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lake Worth Community Middle is 21.9. 33 middle schools in the Palm Beach School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Lake Worth Community Middle employs 57 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lake Worth Community Middle is $11,155. 26 middle schools in the Palm Beach School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Lake Worth Community Middle was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Lake Worth Community Middle 1084th of 1185 Florida public middle schools. (See Lake Worth Community Middle in the ranking list.)

Palm Beach:

SchoolDigger ranks Palm Beach 45th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lake Worth Community Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 15.76 516th 593 13.0%
2005 19.96 508th 602 15.6%
2006 16.35 561st 675 16.9%
2007 21.72 593rd 736 19.4%
2008 16.45 629th 740 15.0%
2009 21.00 627th 780 19.6%
2010 26.77 642nd 839 23.5%
2011 27.15 680th 891 23.7%
2012 31.67 630th 897 29.8%
2013 27.76 708th 956 25.9%
2014 20.82 823rd 999 17.6%
2016 17.30 859th 997 13.8%
2017 14.06 915th 1031 11.3%
2018 15.77 901st 1035 12.9%
2019 18.76 924th 1099 15.9%
2021 9.91 1068th 1136 6.0%
2022 13.94 1033rd 1148 10.0%
2023 10.73 1077th 1177 8.5%
See the entire list of Florida Middle School Rankings!

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

Lake Worth Community Middle Test Scores
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by a parent
Friday, May 20, 2022

Open Quote This school is trash! It’s more like a prison. The kids here deserve better. Mr Williams is a careless heartless principal and Ms McKowski has a disgusting attitude toward parents. They allow the children to be bullied beat up and harassed. This school needs to be bulldozed to the ground. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lake Worth Community Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1992 707 359 7 281 4 n/a n/a 0 1358
1993 694 381 9 296 3 n/a n/a 0 1383
1994 701 395 10 355 2 n/a n/a 0 1463
1995 610 462 21 450 5 n/a n/a 0 1548
1996 610 462 21 450 5 n/a n/a 0 1548
1997 527 553 26 488 6 n/a n/a 0 1600
1998 461 577 20 496 4 n/a n/a 0 1558
1999 428 584 14 526 6 n/a n/a 0 1558
2000 414 560 17 528 6 n/a n/a 0 1525
2001 376 565 13 551 3 n/a n/a 0 1508
2002 318 591 15 674 12 n/a n/a 0 1610
2003 318 591 15 674 12 n/a n/a 0 1610
2004 282 529 15 705 12 n/a n/a 0 1543
2005 157 417 6 524 11 n/a n/a 0 1115
2006 97 364 10 453 6 n/a n/a 0 930
2007 77 329 9 405 5 n/a n/a 21 846
2008 66 308 10 359 4 n/a n/a 24 771
2009 94 299 10 360 3 n/a n/a 27 793
2010 82 329 20 380 6 n/a n/a 20 837
2011 104 328 11 440 17 10 18 0 928
2012 89 344 4 447 36 1 14 0 935
2013 84 345 5 522 54 1 12 0 1023
2014 73 345 9 489 69 0 12 0 997
2015 71 307 11 543 74 0 13 0 1019
2016 49 273 10 566 59 1 13 0 971
2017 55 278 9 626 60 1 19 0 1048
2018 70 297 7 702 45 2 18 0 1141
2019 72 286 7 721 63 2 12 0 1163
2020 82 268 9 846 63 2 14 0 1284
2021 61 257 8 813 54 1 10 0 1204
2022 75 265 8 800 63 2 12 0 1225
2023 56 266 11 840 62 0 14 0 1249

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 Lake Worth Community Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 1358 75.0 18.1 n/a
1993 1383 77.0 18.0 50
1994 1463 80.0 18.3 56.5
1995 1548 83.0 18.7 55.1
1996 1548 83.0 18.7 55.1
1997 1600 92.0 17.4 50.4
1998 1558 104.0 15.0 65.1
1999 1558 107.0 14.6 76.3
2000 1525 95.0 16.1 77.8
2001 1508 84.0 18.0 74.5
2002 1610 88.0 18.3 78.8
2003 1610 88.0 18.3 78.8
2004 1543 95.0 16.2 79.4
2005 1115 81.0 13.8 71.2
2006 930 76.0 12.2 87.6
2007 846 59.0 14.3 87.4
2008 771 57.0 13.5 81.3
2009 793 69.8 13.2 78.1
2010 837 54.0 15.5 80.5
2011 928 55.5 16.7 86.2
2012 935 57.0 16.4 86.8
2013 1023 61.0 16.7 89
2014 997 67.0 14.8 92.3
2015 1019 66.0 15.4 92.5
2016 971 66.0 14.7 93.7
2017 1048 64.0 16.3 91.5
2018 1141 70.0 16.3 89
2019 1163 65.0 17.8 88.5
2020 1284 68.8 18.6 86.8
2021 1204 74.3 16.2 94.4
2022 1225 72.8 16.8 93.9
2023 1249 57.0 21.9 75

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Lake Worth Community Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 1358 75.0 18.1 n/a
1993 1383 77.0 18.0 50
1994 1463 80.0 18.3 56.5
1995 1548 83.0 18.7 55.1
1996 1548 83.0 18.7 55.1
1997 1600 92.0 17.4 50.4
1998 1558 104.0 15.0 65.1
1999 1558 107.0 14.6 76.3
2000 1525 95.0 16.1 77.8
2001 1508 84.0 18.0 74.5
2002 1610 88.0 18.3 78.8
2003 1610 88.0 18.3 78.8
2004 1543 95.0 16.2 79.4
2005 1115 81.0 13.8 71.2
2006 930 76.0 12.2 87.6
2007 846 59.0 14.3 87.4
2008 771 57.0 13.5 81.3
2009 793 69.8 13.2 78.1
2010 837 54.0 15.5 80.5
2011 928 55.5 16.7 86.2
2012 935 57.0 16.4 86.8
2013 1023 61.0 16.7 89
2014 997 67.0 14.8 92.3
2015 1019 66.0 15.4 92.5
2016 971 66.0 14.7 93.7
2017 1048 64.0 16.3 91.5
2018 1141 70.0 16.3 89
2019 1163 65.0 17.8 88.5
2020 1284 68.8 18.6 86.8
2021 1204 74.3 16.2 94.4
2022 1225 72.8 16.8 93.9
2023 1249 57.0 21.9 75

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Lake Worth Community Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $696 (8.7%) $7,263 (91.3%) $7,959
2019 $811 (10.4%) $6,996 (89.6%) $7,808
2020 $746 (8.6%) $7,938 (91.4%) $8,685
2021 $1,016 (9.9%) $9,295 (90.1%) $10,311
2022 $1,842 (16.3%) $9,456 (83.7%) $11,298
2023 $1,750 (15.7%) $9,405 (84.3%) $11,155

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Lake Worth Community Middle

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 924th of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 1077th of 1177 Middle schools
 7.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Worth Community Middle)2921
 8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5854
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Lake Worth Community Middle)254
 21%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6050
 10%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Worth Community Middle)2924
 5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5351
 2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Lake Worth Community Middle)97
 2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)3527
 8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Worth Community Middle)3323
 10%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5851
 7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Lake Worth Community Middle)4234
 8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6457
 7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Lake Worth Community Middle)2620
 6%
   8th Grade Science (Palm Beach)5146
 5%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4844
 4%
End of Course Civics (Lake Worth Community Middle)4741
 6%
   End of Course Civics (Palm Beach)7265
 7%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7166
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Lake Worth Community Middle)8348
 35%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Palm Beach)6554
 11%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Lake Worth Community Middle)8679
 7%
   End of Course Geometry (Palm Beach)6153
 8%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students11631249
 7.4%
African American286266
 7%
American Indian6362
 1.6%
Asian711
 57.1%
Hispanic721840
 16.5%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White7256
 22.2%
Two or More Races1214
 16.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients88.5%75%
 13.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Worth Community Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,249 students attended Lake Worth Community Middle.

Students at Lake Worth Community Middle are 67% Hispanic, 21% African American, 5% American Indian, 4% White, 1% Two or more races.

Lake Worth Community Middle ranks in the bottom 8.5% of Florida middle schools.

Students who attend Lake Worth Community Middle usually go on to attend Lake Worth High School


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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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