Southwestern Middle School

Public 6-8

 605 W New Hampshire Ave
       Deland, FL  32720-7228


(386) 822-6700

District: Volusia

SchoolDigger Rank:
670th of 1,148 Florida Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,454 Help

Students who attend Southwestern Middle School usually attend:

High:    Deland High School

Feeder schools for Southwestern Middle School:

Elementary:    Citrus Grove Elementary School
    Edith I. Starke Elementary School
    Woodward Avenue Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.1
Number of students:  684

Racial breakdown:

White:
43.9%
African American:
25.0%
Hispanic:
24.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.4%

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Compare Details Southwestern Middle School ranks worse than 58.4% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranks 6th among 12 ranked middle schools in the Volusia School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.89. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Southwestern Middle School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Volusia School District. Student population at Southwestern Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (43.9%), African American (25%), Hispanic (24.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 73.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Southwestern Middle School is 17.1, which is the 6th best among 12 middle schools in the Volusia School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Southwestern Middle School is $8,454, which is the 4th highest among 12 middle schools in the Volusia School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Southwestern Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Southwestern Middle School 670th of 1148 Florida public middle schools. (See Southwestern Middle School in the ranking list.)

Volusia:

SchoolDigger ranks Volusia 40th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Southwestern Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 50.68 313th 593 47.2%
2005 47.64 348th 602 42.2%
2006 50.96 347th 675 48.6%
2007 43.89 448th 736 39.1%
2008 50.86 394th 740 46.8%
2009 57.03 366th 780 53.1%
2010 52.04 435th 839 48.2%
2011 49.26 494th 891 44.6%
2012 43.85 522nd 897 41.8%
2013 40.29 590th 956 38.3%
2014 37.30 633rd 999 36.6%
2016 35.14 648th 997 35.0%
2017 36.03 666th 1031 35.4%
2018 35.29 679th 1035 34.4%
2019 33.16 761st 1099 30.8%
2021 39.63 691st 1136 39.2%
2022 40.89 670th 1148 41.6%

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

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Open Quote The teachers let the kids do whatever they want, including dropping offensive and racial slurs. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Southwestern Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 388 109 5 8 0 n/a n/a 0 510
1989 299 119 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 428
1990 289 122 4 12 0 n/a n/a 0 427
1991 283 124 6 26 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1992 289 117 3 30 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1993 283 127 3 45 0 n/a n/a 0 458
1994 279 113 3 66 0 n/a n/a 0 461
1995 368 121 9 60 1 n/a n/a 0 559
1996 368 121 9 60 1 n/a n/a 0 559
1997 385 133 4 49 1 n/a n/a 0 572
1998 388 148 3 40 1 n/a n/a 0 580
1999 414 146 0 48 3 n/a n/a 0 611
2000 397 178 3 65 1 n/a n/a 0 644
2001 419 177 4 61 2 n/a n/a 0 663
2002 416 185 5 54 0 n/a n/a 0 660
2003 416 185 5 54 0 n/a n/a 0 660
2004 388 184 6 65 0 n/a n/a 0 643
2005 392 158 4 91 1 n/a n/a 0 646
2006 410 165 5 91 0 n/a n/a 0 671
2007 415 164 9 96 1 n/a n/a 25 710
2008 438 147 13 99 2 n/a n/a 32 731
2009 413 150 14 83 3 n/a n/a 32 695
2010 374 138 9 84 3 n/a n/a 26 634
2011 362 148 7 102 0 0 21 0 640
2012 387 146 6 123 2 0 21 0 685
2013 375 188 4 130 2 1 29 0 729
2014 321 179 4 143 2 1 25 0 675
2015 330 174 13 134 2 2 27 0 682
2016 353 181 12 155 1 0 31 0 733
2017 362 179 19 144 6 4 30 0 744
2018 351 186 14 159 0 0 30 0 740
2019 396 172 15 172 0 0 27 0 782
2020 378 195 17 185 0 1 27 0 803
2021 300 171 18 169 0 2 24 0 684

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 Southwestern Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 510 27.0 18.8 20.8
1989 428 29.0 14.7 27.6
1990 427 28.0 15.2 33
1991 439 31.0 14.1 36.7
1992 439 29.0 15.1 36.9
1993 458 28.0 16.4 43.9
1994 461 28.0 16.5 46
1995 559 34.0 16.4 44.2
1996 559 34.0 16.4 44.2
1997 572 35.0 16.3 41.1
1998 580 37.0 15.7 38.6
1999 611 41.0 14.9 50.6
2000 644 41.0 15.7 49.8
2001 663 43.0 15.4 52.3
2002 660 47.0 14.0 48
2003 660 47.0 14.0 48
2004 643 44.0 14.6 48.7
2005 646 47.0 13.7 57.7
2006 671 48.0 14.0 51.9
2007 710 50.0 14.2 52.3
2008 731 49.5 14.8 45.8
2009 695 47.1 16.4 52
2010 634 39.0 16.2 55.9
2011 640 36.0 17.7 62.8
2012 685 40.4 16.9 62.8
2013 729 41.0 17.7 67.6
2014 675 46.0 14.6 73.8
2015 682 45.0 15.1 71.1
2016 733 47.0 15.5 72.3
2017 744 48.0 15.5 71.6
2018 740 47.0 15.7 73.1
2019 782 42.0 18.6 72.9
2020 803 45.0 17.8 71.5
2021 684 40.0 17.1 73.4

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 Southwestern Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 510 27.0 18.8 20.8
1989 428 29.0 14.7 27.6
1990 427 28.0 15.2 33
1991 439 31.0 14.1 36.7
1992 439 29.0 15.1 36.9
1993 458 28.0 16.4 43.9
1994 461 28.0 16.5 46
1995 559 34.0 16.4 44.2
1996 559 34.0 16.4 44.2
1997 572 35.0 16.3 41.1
1998 580 37.0 15.7 38.6
1999 611 41.0 14.9 50.6
2000 644 41.0 15.7 49.8
2001 663 43.0 15.4 52.3
2002 660 47.0 14.0 48
2003 660 47.0 14.0 48
2004 643 44.0 14.6 48.7
2005 646 47.0 13.7 57.7
2006 671 48.0 14.0 51.9
2007 710 50.0 14.2 52.3
2008 731 49.5 14.8 45.8
2009 695 47.1 16.4 52
2010 634 39.0 16.2 55.9
2011 640 36.0 17.7 62.8
2012 685 40.4 16.9 62.8
2013 729 41.0 17.7 67.6
2014 675 46.0 14.6 73.8
2015 682 45.0 15.1 71.1
2016 733 47.0 15.5 72.3
2017 744 48.0 15.5 71.6
2018 740 47.0 15.7 73.1
2019 782 42.0 18.6 72.9
2020 803 45.0 17.8 71.5
2021 684 40.0 17.1 73.4

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Southwestern Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $630 (8.6%) $6,721 (91.4%) $7,351
2019 $678 (9.5%) $6,481 (90.5%) $7,158
2020 $775 (10.1%) $6,888 (89.9%) $7,663
2021 $1,103 (13.0%) $7,349 (86.9%) $8,454

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Southwestern Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 761st of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 670th of 1148 Middle schools
 10.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Southwestern Middle School)4954
 5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5048
 2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Southwestern Middle School)3648
 12%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Volusia)4844
 4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Southwestern Middle School)4039
 1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)4741
 6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Southwestern Middle School)3140
 9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Volusia)4738
 9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Southwestern Middle School)4839
 9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5044
 6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Southwestern Middle School)1421
 7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Volusia)2926
 3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Southwestern Middle School)4943
 6%
   8th Grade Science (Volusia)5749
 8%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4845
 3%
End of Course Civics (Southwestern Middle School)6772
 5%
   End of Course Civics (Volusia)6863
 5%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7169
 2%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Southwestern Middle School)6672
 6%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Volusia)5542
 13%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Southwestern Middle School)10076
 24%
   End of Course Geometry (Volusia)5540
 15%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students782684
 12.5%
African American172171
 0.6%
American Indian00
Asian1518
 20%
Hispanic172169
 1.7%
Pacific Islander02
White396300
 24.2%
Two or More Races2724
 11.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients72.9%73.4%
 0.5%




Frequently Asked Questions about Southwestern Middle School

Students at Southwestern Middle School are 44% White, 25% African American, 25% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

Southwestern Middle School ranks 670th of 1148 Florida middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Southwestern Middle School usually go on to attend Deland High School

In the 2020-21 school year, 684 students attended Southwestern Middle 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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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