South Effingham Middle School

South Effingham Middle School serves 941 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the GA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.
South Effingham Middle School operates within the Effingham County School District.

Overview

The student population of 941 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 941 students
South Effingham Middle School Total Students (1997-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
South Effingham Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1997-2012)
Students by Grade South Effingham Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 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 18:1 15:1
South Effingham Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1997-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
South Effingham Middle School Asian (2002-2012)
Hispanic
3%
12%
South Effingham Middle School Hispanic (1998-2012)
Black
5%
37%
South Effingham Middle School Black (1997-2012)
White
86%
44%
South Effingham Middle School White (1997-2012)
All Ethnic Groups South Effingham Middle School Sch Ethnicity South Effingham 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.
0.26 0.83
South Effingham Middle School Diversity Score (1997-2012)
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.
27%
51%
South Effingham Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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.
8%
7%
South Effingham Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,529 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Effingham County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
5
Number of Students Managed 11,529 3,462
Effingham County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $117 MM n/a
Effingham County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $117 MM n/a
Effingham County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,320 $0
Effingham County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,307 $0
Effingham 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 South Effingham High School (0 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Effingham County Middle School (6.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is South Effingham Elementary School (3.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Guyton South Effingham High School
    1220 Noel C Conaway Rd
    Guyton , GA , 31312
    (912)728-7511
    0  mi  |  1461  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Guyton South Effingham Elementary School
    767 Kolic Helmey Rd
    Guyton , GA , 31312
    (912)728-3801
    3.8  mi  |  684  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Guyton Sand Hill Elementary School
    199 Stagecoach Ave
    Guyton , GA , 31312
    (912)728-5112
    4.2  mi  |  638  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Bloomingdale Bloomingdale Elementary School
    101 East Main St
    Bloomingdale , GA , 31302
    (912)395-3680
    4.6  mi  |  457  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Pooler Godley Station School
    2135 Benton Blvd
    Pooler , GA , 31322
    (912)395-6000
    6  mi  |  1438  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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Did You Know?
Effingham County, GA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.37, which is lower than the Georgia average of 0.83. The most diverse school district in Effingham County is Effingham County School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Georgia or national school diversity statistics.