Southside Middle School

Southside Middle School serves 435 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the GA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 56%.
Southside Middle School operates within the Dougherty County School District.

Overview

The student population of 435 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 435 students
Southside Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Southside Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Southside Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.83. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 15:1
Southside Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
n/a
12%
Black
96%
37%
Southside Middle School Black (1994-2012)
White
1%
44%
Southside Middle School White (1994-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Southside Middle School Sch Ethnicity Southside Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.08 0.83
Southside Middle School Diversity Score (1994-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
88%
51%
Southside Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
7%
Southside Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 18,024 students has grown by 11% over five years.
School District Name Dougherty County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
5
Number of Students Managed 18,024 3,462
Dougherty County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $172 MM n/a
Dougherty County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $178 MM n/a
Dougherty County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,619 $0
Dougherty County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,993 $0
Dougherty County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Monroe High School (0.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Albany Regional Youth Detention Center (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Alice Coachman Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Albany Monroe High School
    900 Lippitt Dr
    Albany , GA , 31701
    (229)431-3316
    0.3  mi  |  1186  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Albany Albany Regional Youth Detention Center
    Alternative School
    2030 Newton Rd
    Albany , GA , 31701
    (229)430-1958
    Alternative School
    0.5  mi  |  2  students  |  Gr.  7
  • Albany Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Alice Coachman Elementary School
    1425 West Oakridge Dr
    Albany , GA , 31707
    (229)431-3488
    1.6  mi  |  393  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Albany Albany High School
    801 West Residence Ave
    Albany , GA , 31701
    (229)431-3300
    1.7  mi  |  871  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Albany Martin Luther King- Junior Elementary School
    3125 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
    Albany , GA , 31701
    (229)438-3502
    1.8  mi  |  465  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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