Southwest Middle School

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2815 Eden Pkwy

Lakeland, FL 33803

(863) 499-2840

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 899

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

20 Parent Reviews for Southwest Middle School

This school has it's weaknesses but I gave it a 5 star rating because I would not move anywhere else if my parents forced me to.

Posted by a other on 08/15/13

this school is horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there is too many fights and the principal won't do anything about it!!!!!!!!! my kid came home with a black eye.he is now transfering to the case academy of crystal lake

Posted by a parent on 10/20/12

I transferred to south west from crystal lake in 08 and i do have to say it was a mush better improvement. A few complaints though i was in the AP courses it didn't get me prepared for the amount of work or what was expected of me in high school. the teachers were friendly some were stricter than others ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/02/11

I honestly loved this school. The key in success is Southwest is becoming involved. Their groups and clubs are strong and allow you to do and expand on so much. I've read over most of the negative reviews and yes, I realize there are teachers there that could put forth more effort, but while I was there, ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/24/10

My child started going to this school after the first semester, and the things she comes home and tells me, just blows my mind! Fights are out of control! She has not had a single piece of homework since shes been there.I Honestly dont believe she is learning anything at all! She will not be returning ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/23/10

My daughter just started going to this school and I am unsatisfied with this school. I feel that there are very FEW teachers who actually care about the kids! She has P.E. but they dont make them play sports, all they do is walk the track and talk to their friends! Crazy! Hoping to change schools ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/23/10

We transferred our daughter from a charter school to SWMS this school year. We were apprehensive as she had always been enrolled in a small school environment with a much higher great schools score. The accelerated program has been wonderful! She is fully engaged by her teachers. I like the way the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/08/10

I am currently enrolled at swms and I really like it a lot i went to shms (sleepy hill middle school) last year and swms was a big improvement the electives are good but, they could be harder. I might have to transfer to lcms (lawton chiles middle school formerly lakeland high school) which i am not ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/29/10

SWMS is a 5 star school! The faculty, staff and administration are always willing to go the exra mile to be sure all students are challenged to do their best. Rigorous academics and an outstanding elective program ensures all kids are getting a well rounded and focused curriclum. Additionally, SWMS ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/24/10

Southwest Middle School, aka SWMS, is the best school in Lakeland, Florida. Southwest Middle School teachers and administrative personnel have endured overwhelming challenges with their students, yet everyone remain dedicated to teaching and promoting positive ideas to all students. This school has ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/13/09

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Test scores
Test scores for Southwest Middle School

FCAT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Southwest Middle School
Polk County Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

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Lakeland schools — Southwest Middle School is located at 2815 Eden Pkwy, Lakeland FL 33803. 2815 Eden Pkwy is in the 33803 ZIP code in Lakeland, FL The school district for Southwest Middle School is the Polk County Public Schools. Southwest Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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