Sylvester Middle School



Sylvester Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Sylvester Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 348
8 345
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Sylvester Middle School is a public high school of the Highline School District located in Burien, WA. It has 693 students in grades 7th through 8th. It has a student teacher ratio of 17.8 to 1.

Total Students: 693
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 39

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Sylvester Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 370
(53%)
4,532
(52%)
 Female 323
(47%)
4,146
(48%)

Sylvester Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 294
(42%)
3,115
(36%)
 White 147
(21%)
2,220
(26%)
 Asian 132
(19%)
1,367
(16%)
 Black 53
(8%)
1,023
(12%)
 Two or More 38
(5%)
526
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 21
(3%)
348
(4%)
 American Indian 8
(1%)
79
(1%)

Sylvester Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 429
(62%)
4,895
(56%)
 Not Eligible 194
(28%)
2,920
(34%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 70
(10%)
863
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Sylvester Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (72.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 41.6%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Sylvester Middle School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 695
2006 742
2007 789
2008 796
2009 759
2010 678
2011 592
2012 647
2013 643
2014 658
2015 693

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.3
2006 N/A
2007 20.3
2008 20.5
2009 18.5
2010 19
2011 17.7
2012 18.9
2013 N/A
2014 17.7
2015 17.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.4705035971223
2006 0.48787061994609
2007 0.48922686945501
2008 0.53894472361809
2009 0.57575757575758
2010 0.57817109144543
2011 0.70439189189189
2012 0.71406491499227
2013 0.70917573872473
2014 0.66565349544073
2015 0.72005772005772

Compare Sylvester Middle School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,780.0% 17.8:1
 
1,945.9% 19.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 41.6%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 72.0%
 

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