James W. Sikes Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 2727 Shepherd Rd
       Lakeland, FL  33811-2171


 (863) 648-3525

 School Website

District: Polk

SchoolDigger Rank:
1136th of 2,166 Florida Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.7
Number of students:  864

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.9%
Hispanic:
30.1%
African American:
12.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  46.8%

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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, James W. Sikes Elementary School ranked worse than 52.4% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranked 28th among 80 ranked elementary schools in the Polk School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.32. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at James W. Sikes Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (53.9%), Hispanic (30.1%), African American (12.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 46.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at James W. Sikes Elementary School is 15.7. 45 elementary schools in the Polk School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare James W. Sikes Elementary School employs 55 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

James W. Sikes Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks James W. Sikes Elementary School 1136th of 2166 Florida public elementary schools. (See James W. Sikes Elementary 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 James W. Sikes Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 53.26 814th 1688 51.8%
2007 53.93 870th 1786 51.3%
2008 56.03 830th 1789 53.6%
2009 47.78 1037th 1847 43.9%
2010 49.65 1039th 1919 45.9%
2011 53.05 979th 1985 50.7%
2012 44.21 1129th 1984 43.1%
2013 42.29 1175th 2029 42.1%
2014 41.02 1230th 2064 40.4%
2016 47.97 1085th 2087 48.0%
2017 52.28 1009th 2112 52.2%
2018 54.21 928th 2118 56.2%
2019 47.32 1136th 2166 47.6%

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

James W. Sikes Elementary School Test Scores
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by a citizen
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Open Quote I'm sure the test scores are probably correct, however I have 2 grandchildren attending Sikes. They are doing wonderful and love their school. One makes straight A's and the other is making A's & B's. I think it's amazing what they have learned in such a short time. Keep up the great work teachers and staff! Close Quote



Enrollment information for James W. Sikes Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 508 39 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 552
1989 537 44 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 585
1990 551 62 1 7 0 n/a n/a 0 621
1991 585 57 2 12 0 n/a n/a 0 656
1992 613 54 2 10 0 n/a n/a 0 679
1993 497 64 3 12 1 n/a n/a 0 577
1994 529 58 5 18 2 n/a n/a 0 612
1995 534 57 5 20 1 n/a n/a 0 617
1996 534 57 5 20 1 n/a n/a 0 617
1997 512 51 10 27 1 n/a n/a 0 601
1998 515 50 9 33 1 n/a n/a 0 608
1999 525 49 8 48 2 n/a n/a 0 632
2000 543 62 11 61 0 n/a n/a 0 677
2001 557 56 5 69 1 n/a n/a 0 688
2002 479 99 8 77 2 n/a n/a 0 665
2003 479 99 8 77 2 n/a n/a 0 665
2004 453 102 11 98 1 n/a n/a 0 665
2005 479 79 13 120 2 n/a n/a 0 693
2006 506 82 13 135 2 n/a n/a 0 738
2007 512 94 12 177 2 n/a n/a 41 838
2008 518 86 10 195 0 n/a n/a 50 859
2009 510 93 12 216 0 n/a n/a 69 900
2010 523 105 16 202 0 n/a n/a 65 911
2011 498 100 18 242 6 0 41 0 905
2012 491 103 15 240 3 0 36 0 888
2013 482 95 16 249 3 0 27 0 872
2014 496 101 16 260 2 0 20 0 895
2015 487 95 8 258 1 0 24 0 873
2016 468 100 8 254 1 0 22 0 853
2017 466 107 10 260 1 0 20 0 864

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 James W. Sikes Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 552 28.0 19.7 7.2
1989 585 30.0 19.5 16.4
1990 621 31.0 20.0 0.0
1991 656 34.0 19.2 22.6
1992 679 34.0 19.9 16.1
1993 577 28.0 20.6 19.8
1994 612 30.0 20.4 24.8
1995 617 30.0 20.6 25.8
1996 617 30.0 20.6 25.8
1997 601 32.0 18.8 31.8
1998 608 35.0 17.4 30.1
1999 632 35.0 18.1 40.3
2000 677 39.0 17.4 43.3
2001 688 42.0 16.4 43.9
2002 665 38.0 17.5 49.5
2003 665 38.0 17.5 49.5
2004 665 43.0 15.5 49.2
2005 693 45.0 15.4 46.9
2006 738 49.0 15.1 47.7
2007 838 57.0 14.7 48.6
2008 859 58.5 14.7 50.4
2009 900 70.5 15.0 42.4
2010 911 63.0 14.4 48.3
2011 905 59.0 15.3 53.7
2012 888 60.0 14.8 55.5
2013 872 59.0 14.7 56.5
2014 895 55.0 16.2 57.9
2015 873 58.0 15.0 55.1
2016 853 53.0 16.0 57.4
2017 864 55.0 15.7 46.8

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 James W. Sikes Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 552 28.0 19.7 7.2
1989 585 30.0 19.5 16.4
1990 621 31.0 20.0 0.0
1991 656 34.0 19.2 22.6
1992 679 34.0 19.9 16.1
1993 577 28.0 20.6 19.8
1994 612 30.0 20.4 24.8
1995 617 30.0 20.6 25.8
1996 617 30.0 20.6 25.8
1997 601 32.0 18.8 31.8
1998 608 35.0 17.4 30.1
1999 632 35.0 18.1 40.3
2000 677 39.0 17.4 43.3
2001 688 42.0 16.4 43.9
2002 665 38.0 17.5 49.5
2003 665 38.0 17.5 49.5
2004 665 43.0 15.5 49.2
2005 693 45.0 15.4 46.9
2006 738 49.0 15.1 47.7
2007 838 57.0 14.7 48.6
2008 859 58.5 14.7 50.4
2009 900 70.5 15.0 42.4
2010 911 63.0 14.4 48.3
2011 905 59.0 15.3 53.7
2012 888 60.0 14.8 55.5
2013 872 59.0 14.7 56.5
2014 895 55.0 16.2 57.9
2015 873 58.0 15.0 55.1
2016 853 53.0 16.0 57.4
2017 864 55.0 15.7 46.8

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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