Denison Middle School

Public 6-8

 400 Avenue A SE
       Winter Haven, FL  33880-3029


 (863) 291-5353

 School Website

District: Polk

SchoolDigger Rank:
956th of 1,081 Florida Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.9
Number of students:  848

Racial breakdown:

African American:
34.2%
Hispanic:
32.2%
White:
30.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  57.4%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, June 28, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Denison Middle School ranked worse than 88.4% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranked 19th among 25 ranked middle schools in the Polk School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14.35. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Denison Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (34.2%), Hispanic (32.2%), White (30.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 57.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Denison Middle School is 16.9, which is the 12th best among 25 middle schools in the Polk School District. (See more...)
Compare Denison Middle School employs 50 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Denison Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Denison Middle School 956th of 1081 Florida public middle schools. (See Denison Middle School in the ranking list.)

Polk:

SchoolDigger ranks Polk 56th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Denison Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 29.97 453rd 602 24.8%
2006 38.42 449th 675 33.5%
2007 37.50 493rd 736 33.0%
2008 33.96 521st 740 29.6%
2009 35.03 547th 780 29.9%
2010 29.60 624th 839 25.6%
2011 32.25 640th 891 28.2%
2012 23.30 696th 897 22.4%
2013 24.76 734th 956 23.2%
2014 18.63 840th 999 15.9%
2016 19.19 829th 997 16.9%
2017 17.31 873rd 1031 15.3%
2018 16.87 890th 1035 14.0%
2019 14.35 956th 1081 11.6%

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

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by a parent
Monday, August 8, 2016

Open Quote I think it's time the Polk County School Board steps up and does something about their troubled schools. Denison is one of the worse and I have the misfortune to be raising three grandchildren who have attended this low grade school. It has effected the boy the most and they don't care. Florida needs to pay closer attention. Denison Middle is ranked 808? How sad for our future leaders. Close Quote


by a student
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Open Quote When I went to school there, it was not a safe haven for learning... Bullies ran rampant, and most of the time the students without money were ignored... Close Quote



Enrollment information for Denison Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 655 136 6 24 2 n/a n/a 0 823
1989 655 130 14 28 2 n/a n/a 0 829
1990 540 146 10 46 3 n/a n/a 0 745
1991 560 159 12 40 1 n/a n/a 0 772
1992 595 147 10 66 0 n/a n/a 0 818
1993 575 147 6 71 0 n/a n/a 0 799
1994 677 233 9 113 2 n/a n/a 0 1034
1995 696 309 10 115 3 n/a n/a 0 1133
1996 696 309 10 115 3 n/a n/a 0 1133
1997 601 219 15 86 0 n/a n/a 0 921
1998 615 195 19 71 0 n/a n/a 0 900
1999 653 162 12 74 2 n/a n/a 0 903
2000 704 168 11 77 3 n/a n/a 0 963
2001 663 183 15 107 1 n/a n/a 0 969
2002 636 244 14 117 3 n/a n/a 0 1014
2003 636 244 14 117 3 n/a n/a 0 1014
2004 606 261 10 139 0 n/a n/a 0 1016
2005 552 240 11 170 0 n/a n/a 0 973
2006 551 240 12 201 2 n/a n/a 0 1006
2007 550 214 17 225 3 n/a n/a 24 1033
2008 544 231 16 243 1 n/a n/a 30 1065
2009 501 266 20 240 1 n/a n/a 35 1063
2010 450 274 22 214 2 n/a n/a 27 989
2011 382 272 15 257 12 1 28 0 967
2012 377 268 15 238 13 0 29 0 940
2013 372 250 14 213 8 1 28 0 886
2014 338 218 14 228 6 1 22 0 827
2015 335 227 12 241 6 1 20 0 842
2016 309 247 16 258 4 0 28 0 862
2017 264 247 11 264 3 0 19 0 808
2018 258 290 10 273 1 1 15 0 848

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 Denison Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 823 37.0 22.2 24.2
1989 829 41.0 20.2 24.5
1990 745 36.0 20.6 0.0
1991 772 36.0 21.4 27.5
1992 818 39.0 20.9 22.4
1993 799 38.0 21.0 27.0
1994 1034 46.0 22.5 42.6
1995 1133 61.0 18.6 47.7
1996 1133 61.0 18.6 47.7
1997 921 51.0 18.1 43.4
1998 900 52.0 17.3 42.0
1999 903 53.0 17.0 44.4
2000 963 48.0 20.1 41.3
2001 969 55.0 17.6 42.8
2002 1014 56.0 18.1 52.4
2003 1014 56.0 18.1 52.4
2004 1016 58.0 17.5 55.3
2005 973 61.0 16.0 49.8
2006 1006 63.0 16.0 61.3
2007 1033 67.0 15.4 60.9
2008 1065 67.5 15.8 38.1
2009 1063 72.9 17.1 57.7
2010 989 65.0 15.2 73.5
2011 967 66.0 14.6 75.9
2012 940 63.0 14.9 78.9
2013 886 59.0 15.0 74.7
2014 827 56.0 14.7 75.5
2015 842 53.0 15.8 75.2
2016 862 53.0 16.2 60.8
2017 808 51.0 15.8 59.0
2018 848 50.0 16.9 57.4

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 Denison Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 823 37.0 22.2 24.2
1989 829 41.0 20.2 24.5
1990 745 36.0 20.6 0.0
1991 772 36.0 21.4 27.5
1992 818 39.0 20.9 22.4
1993 799 38.0 21.0 27.0
1994 1034 46.0 22.5 42.6
1995 1133 61.0 18.6 47.7
1996 1133 61.0 18.6 47.7
1997 921 51.0 18.1 43.4
1998 900 52.0 17.3 42.0
1999 903 53.0 17.0 44.4
2000 963 48.0 20.1 41.3
2001 969 55.0 17.6 42.8
2002 1014 56.0 18.1 52.4
2003 1014 56.0 18.1 52.4
2004 1016 58.0 17.5 55.3
2005 973 61.0 16.0 49.8
2006 1006 63.0 16.0 61.3
2007 1033 67.0 15.4 60.9
2008 1065 67.5 15.8 38.1
2009 1063 72.9 17.1 57.7
2010 989 65.0 15.2 73.5
2011 967 66.0 14.6 75.9
2012 940 63.0 14.9 78.9
2013 886 59.0 15.0 74.7
2014 827 56.0 14.7 75.5
2015 842 53.0 15.8 75.2
2016 862 53.0 16.2 60.8
2017 808 51.0 15.8 59.0
2018 848 50.0 16.9 57.4

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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