McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy

Public 6-8

 800 4th St S
       Lake Wales, FL  33853-4703


(863) 678-4233

District: Polk

SchoolDigger Rank:
893rd of 1,136 Florida Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,830 Help

Students who attend McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy usually attend:

High:    Polk Virtual Franchise

Feeder schools for McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy:

Elementary:    Spook Hill Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.0
Number of students:  451

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
38.4%
White:
30.6%
African American:
27.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  69%

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Compare Details McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy ranks worse than 78.6% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranks 14th among 26 ranked middle schools in the Polk School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.92. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (38.4%), White (30.6%), African American (27.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 69% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy is 11, which is the lowest among 26 middle schools in the Polk School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy is $13,830, which is the highest among 26 middle schools in the Polk School District!
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy 893rd of 1136 Florida public middle schools. (See McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy in the ranking list.)

Polk:

SchoolDigger ranks Polk 58th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 23.84 480th 593 19.1%
2005 26.61 480th 602 20.3%
2006 21.78 537th 675 20.4%
2007 30.36 535th 736 27.3%
2008 30.47 545th 740 26.4%
2009 34.62 551st 780 29.4%
2010 21.41 683rd 839 18.6%
2011 19.91 726th 891 18.5%
2012 21.97 714th 897 20.4%
2013 20.96 772nd 956 19.2%
2014 25.64 770th 999 22.9%
2016 10.78 910th 997 8.7%
2017 13.59 922nd 1031 10.6%
2018 8.84 961st 1035 7.1%
2019 9.70 1014th 1099 7.7%
2021 21.96 905th 1136 20.3%
2022 23.92 893rd 1136 21.4%

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

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Enrollment information for McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 486 229 3 16 4 n/a n/a 0 738
1989 437 216 3 13 4 n/a n/a 0 673
1990 628 300 7 33 0 n/a n/a 0 968
1991 665 287 5 40 2 n/a n/a 0 999
1992 697 322 8 42 1 n/a n/a 0 1070
1993 730 350 5 53 1 n/a n/a 0 1139
1994 686 367 6 49 0 n/a n/a 0 1108
1995 725 424 7 59 0 n/a n/a 0 1215
1996 725 424 7 59 0 n/a n/a 0 1215
1997 738 429 1 71 0 n/a n/a 0 1239
1998 744 413 3 86 0 n/a n/a 0 1246
1999 693 387 11 88 0 n/a n/a 0 1179
2000 500 285 4 66 3 n/a n/a 0 858
2001 467 244 6 68 3 n/a n/a 0 788
2002 452 270 0 85 0 n/a n/a 0 807
2003 452 270 0 85 0 n/a n/a 0 807
2004 500 278 0 112 2 n/a n/a 0 892
2005 492 273 4 125 1 n/a n/a 0 895
2006 496 262 5 145 1 n/a n/a 0 909
2007 480 250 5 166 2 n/a n/a 15 918
2008 421 233 4 161 2 n/a n/a 18 839
2009 285 194 4 112 2 n/a n/a 13 610
2010 329 246 5 131 3 n/a n/a 23 737
2011 319 252 4 172 7 0 33 0 787
2012 317 231 5 197 4 1 32 0 787
2013 322 220 6 214 5 1 33 0 801
2014 297 186 3 219 4 1 36 0 746
2015 267 235 3 250 5 0 34 0 794
2016 291 245 4 274 5 0 28 0 847
2017 286 234 3 280 3 0 19 0 825
2018 283 222 2 285 1 0 20 0 813
2019 208 191 2 256 2 0 13 0 672
2020 176 156 0 228 2 0 18 0 580
2021 138 126 1 173 2 0 11 0 451

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 McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 738 38.0 19.4 44.7
1989 673 39.0 17.2 45
1990 968 51.0 18.9 0
1991 999 54.0 18.5 46.6
1992 1070 57.0 18.7 42.1
1993 1139 60.0 19.0 35.1
1994 1108 58.0 19.1 47.8
1995 1215 59.0 20.6 52.6
1996 1215 59.0 20.6 52.6
1997 1239 63.0 19.7 52.8
1998 1246 66.0 18.9 53.3
1999 1179 65.0 18.1 53.6
2000 858 55.0 15.6 53.4
2001 788 55.0 14.3 53.4
2002 807 48.0 16.8 60.7
2003 807 48.0 16.8 60.7
2004 892 60.0 14.9 61
2005 895 64.0 14.0 58.4
2006 909 67.0 13.6 61.3
2007 918 69.0 13.3 60.9
2008 839 68.0 12.3 63.9
2009 610 60.0 12.0 72.5
2010 737 49.0 15.0 82.4
2011 787 57.0 13.8 83.5
2012 787 58.0 13.5 82.8
2013 801 59.0 13.5 79.4
2014 746 49.0 15.2 77.3
2015 794 52.0 15.2 63.5
2016 847 52.0 16.2 68
2017 825 51.0 16.1 67.9
2018 813 52.0 15.6 70.1
2019 672 47.0 14.2 70.7
2020 580 43.0 13.4 62.8
2021 451 41.0 11.0 69

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 738 38.0 19.4 44.7
1989 673 39.0 17.2 45
1990 968 51.0 18.9 0
1991 999 54.0 18.5 46.6
1992 1070 57.0 18.7 42.1
1993 1139 60.0 19.0 35.1
1994 1108 58.0 19.1 47.8
1995 1215 59.0 20.6 52.6
1996 1215 59.0 20.6 52.6
1997 1239 63.0 19.7 52.8
1998 1246 66.0 18.9 53.3
1999 1179 65.0 18.1 53.6
2000 858 55.0 15.6 53.4
2001 788 55.0 14.3 53.4
2002 807 48.0 16.8 60.7
2003 807 48.0 16.8 60.7
2004 892 60.0 14.9 61
2005 895 64.0 14.0 58.4
2006 909 67.0 13.6 61.3
2007 918 69.0 13.3 60.9
2008 839 68.0 12.3 63.9
2009 610 60.0 12.0 72.5
2010 737 49.0 15.0 82.4
2011 787 57.0 13.8 83.5
2012 787 58.0 13.5 82.8
2013 801 59.0 13.5 79.4
2014 746 49.0 15.2 77.3
2015 794 52.0 15.2 63.5
2016 847 52.0 16.2 68
2017 825 51.0 16.1 67.9
2018 813 52.0 15.6 70.1
2019 672 47.0 14.2 70.7
2020 580 43.0 13.4 62.8
2021 451 41.0 11.0 69

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $872 (11.1%) $6,950 (88.9%) $7,822
2019 $1,683 (15.5%) $9,142 (84.5%) $10,824
2020 $2,299 (18.2%) $10,305 (81.8%) $12,604
2021 $2,264 (16.4%) $11,566 (83.6%) $13,830

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

Impact of COVID-19 on McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy

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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1014th of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 905th of 1136 Middle schools
 12.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy)2833
 5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Polk)4842
 6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy)2323
   6th Grade Mathematics (Polk)4735
 12%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5545
 10%
7th Grade English Language Arts (McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy)1525
 10%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Polk)4239
 3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy)1830
 12%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Polk)3935
 4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5444
 10%
8th Grade English Language Arts (McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy)2631
 5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Polk)4847
 1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5652
 4%
8th Grade Mathematics (McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy)1333
 20%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Polk)3535
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4637
 9%
8th Grade Science (McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy)2425
 1%
   8th Grade Science (Polk)4139
 2%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4845
 3%
End of Course Civics (McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy)4347
 4%
   End of Course Civics (Polk)7063
 7%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7164
 7%
End of Course Algebra 1 (McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy)7773
 4%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Polk)5137
 14%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6249
 13%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students672451
 32.9%
African American191126
 34%
American Indian22
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic256173
 32.4%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races1311
 15.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients70.7%69%
 1.7%




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