Polk County School Uniform compliance Data
March 1999
 by Tim Tillman
 
Elementary Schools                                           Middle Schools
Opt Out Rate    - 22.5 %                                   Opt Out Rate    - 51.5 %
Out of Uniform - 35 %                                      Out of Uniform - 72 %
 
Polk County
School Board
Data - March 1999
Calculated 
Values
Elementary
Schools
Number of
Students on
Campus
Number of
Opt Out
Forms
Percent
in
Uniform
Number of
Students Out
of Uniform
Number of
Students in
Uniforms
Percent
Out of
Uniform
Percent
Opt 
Out
Percent
Difference
Blow 
Off
Factor
1 Alta Vista 777 24 94 47 730 6.0 3.1 2.9 1.94
2 Alturas 298 125 45 164 134 55.0 41.9 13.1 1.31
3 Auburndale
Central
390 30 60 156 234 40.0 7.7 32.3 5.20
4 Babson Park 445 149 62 169 276 38.0 33.5 4.5 1.13
5 Ben Hill
Griffin
394 152 57 169 225 43.0 38.6 4.4 1.11
6 Blake 730 92 65 256 475 35.0 12.6 22.4 2.78
7 Boswell 497 103 50 249 249 50.0 20.7 29.3 2.41
8 Caldwell 652 252 45 359 293 55.0 38.7 16.3 1.42
9 Carlton 537 26 80 107 430 20.0 4.8 15.2 4.13
10 Churchwell 610 175 50 305 305 50.0 28.7 21.3 1.74
11 Cleveland 492 68 80 98 394 20.0 13.8 6.2 1.45
12 Combee 644 96 75 161 483 25.0 14.9 10.1 1.68
13 Crystal Lake 731 186 55 329 402 45.0 25.4 19.6 1.77
14 Davenport 639 22 90 64 575 10.0 3.4 6.6 2.90
15 Dixieland 425 22 75 106 319 25.0 5.2 19.8 4.83
16 Dundee 700 211 70 210 490 30.0 30.1 -0.1 1.00
17 Eagle Lake 733 252 10 660 73 90.0 34.4 55.6 2.62
18 Eastside 837 40 85 126 711 15.0 4.8 10.2 3.14
19 Elbert 504 64 85 76 428 15.0 12.7 2.3 1.18
20 Floral
Avenue
638 150 75 160 479 25.0 23.5 1.5 1.06
21 Frostproof 600 212 60 240 360 40.0 35.3 4.7 1.13
22 Garden
Grove
788 94 76 189 599 24.0 11.9 12.1 2.01
23 Garner 950 67 85 143 808 15.0 7.1 7.9 2.13
24 Gibbons
Street
354 113 36 227 127 64.0 31.9 32.1 2.00
25 Griffin 419 200 40 251 168 60.0 47.7 12.3 1.26
26 Highland
City
460 132 80 92 368 20.0 28.7 -8.7 0.70
27 Hilcrest 605 208 58 254 351 42.0 34.4 7.6 1.22
28 Inwood 451 23 95 23 428 5.0 5.1 -0.1 0.98
29 Janie H.
Wilson
596 225 25 447 149 75.0 37.8 37.2 1.99
30 Jesse Keen 650 103 75 163 488 25.0 15.8 9.2 1.58
31 Jewett 557 53 80 111 446 20.0 9.5 10.5 2.10
32 Kathleen 679 157 65 238 441 35.0 23.1 11.9 1.51
33 Kingsford 558 221 40 335 223 60.0 39.6 20.4 1.51
34 Lake Alfred 514 97 60 206 308 40.0 18.9 21.1 2.12
35 Lake Shipp 732 156 80 146 586 20.0 21.3 -1.3 0.94
36 Lena Vista 742 150 70 223 519 30.0 20.2 9.8 1.48
37 Lewis 513 147 62 195 318 38.0 28.7 9.3 1.33
38 Lime Street 490 64 86 69 421 14.0 13.1 0.9 1.07
39 Loughman
Oaks
898 102 75 225 674 25.0 11.4 13.6 2.20
40 Medula 769 332 40 461 308 60.0 43.2 16.8 1.39
41 North
Lakeland
688 5 93 48 640 7.0 0.7 6.3 9.63
42 Oscar J.
Pope
424 75 54 195 229 46.0 17.7 28.3 2.60
43 Padgett 819 161 80 164 655 20.0 19.7 0.3 1.02
44 Polk Avenue 460 141 45 253 207 55.0 30.7 24.3 1.79
45 Polk City 822 149 82 148 674 18.0 18.1 -0.1 0.99
46 Polk Life 
and Learning
81 16 50 41 41 50.0 19.8 30.2 2.53
47 Purcell 592 158 80 118 474 20.0 26.7 -6.7 0.75
48 Riverside 225 94 45 124 101 55.0 41.8 13.2 1.32
49 Scott Lake 737 36 95 37 700 5.0 4.9 0.1 1.02
50 Sikes 642 209 75 161 482 25.0 32.6 -7.6 0.77
51 Snively 428 100 65 150 278 35.0 23.4 11.6 1.50
52 Socrum 660 180 10 594 66 90.0 27.3 62.7 3.30
53 Southwest 539 72 75 135 404 25.0 13.4 11.6 1.87
54 Spook Hill 647 329 50 324 324 50.0 50.9 -0.9 0.98
55 Stephens 449 169 53 211 238 47.0 37.6 9.4 1.25
56 Valleyview 1026 150 90 103 923 10.0 14.6 -4.6 0.68
57 Wahneta 489 147 30 342 147 70.0 30.1 39.9 2.33
58 Watson 826 121 90 83 743 10.0 14.6 -4.6 0.68
59 Winston 675 154 78 149 527 22.0 22.8 -0.8 0.96
Minimum 5.0 0.7 -8.7 0.68
Maximum 90.0 50.9 62.7 9.63
Mean 35.0 22.5 12.4 1.89
Standard 
Deviation
20.4 12.6 14.2 1.38
Polk County 
School Board 
Data - March 1999
Calculated 
Values
Middle 
Schools
Number 
Students 
on Campus
Number of 
Opt Out 
Forms
Percent 
in 
Uniform
Number of 
Students Out 
of Uniform
Number of 
Students in 
Uniforms
Percent 
Out of 
Uniform
Percent 
Opt 
Out
Percent 
Difference
Blow 
Off 
Factor
60 Bartow 1041 676 15 885 156 85.0 64.9 20.1 1.31
61 Boone 961 119 90 96 865 10.0 12.4 -2.4 0.81
62 Crystal Lake 908 612 15 772 136 85.0 67.4 17.6 1.26
63 Denison 894 612 32 608 286 68.0 68.5 -0.5 0.99
64 Jenkins 694 172 10 625 69 90.0 24.8 65.2 3.63
65 Kathleen 1033 385 30 723 310 70.0 37.3 32.7 1.88
66 Lake Alfred 940 372 22 733 207 78.0 39.6 38.4 1.97
67 Lake Gibson 1268 695 30 888 380 70.0 54.8 15.2 1.28
68 Lakeland
Highlands
1196 735 30 837 359 70.0 61.5 8.5 1.14
69 McLaughlin 1160 685 5 1102 58 95.0 59.1 35.9 1.61
70 Mulberry 735 400 25 551 184 75.0 54.4 20.6 1.38
71 Southwest 1000 515 50 500 500 50.0 51.5 -1.5 0.97
72 Westwood 964 710 15 819 145 85.0 73.7 11.3 1.15
Minimum 10.0 12.4 -2.4 0.81
Maximum 95.0 73.7 65.2 3.63
Mean 71.6 51.5 20.1 1.49
Standard
Deviation
21.0 17.5 18.4 0.70

NOTES:
1. Eight magnet schools and three schools reporting incomplete data were not considered.
2. The Blow Off Factor (BOF) was calculated by dividing the percent opt out into the percent out of uniform.
If the BOF is greater than one, then more students are out of uniform than have officially opted out.
If the BOF is less than one, then less students are out of uniform than have officially opted out.

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