Southern Middle School

931 Chestnut St

Reading, PA 19602-1958

Tel: (610)371-5803
Grades: 6-8

601 students

Southern Middle School serves 601 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Southern Middle School operates within the Reading School District.

Overview

The student population of 601 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 601 students
Southern Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Southern Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Southern Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is more than the state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Southern Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Southern Middle School Asian (1988-2011)
Hispanic
76%
8%
Southern Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
11%
16%
Southern Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
9%
71%
Southern Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Southern Middle School Sch Ethnicity Southern 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.
0.40 0.23
Southern Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
89%
34%
Southern Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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%
6%
Southern Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 18,011 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Reading School District
Number of Schools
Managed
24
3
Number of Students Managed 18,011 1,682
Reading   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $199 MM $21 MM
Reading   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $245 MM $20 MM
Reading   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,129 $12,476
Reading   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,687 $11,944
Reading   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is I-lead Charter School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Citadel Intermediate High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Amanda E Stout Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ReadingAmanda E Stout Elementary School
    321 South 10th St
    ReadingPA 19602
    (610)371-5815
    0.1 mi | 775 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • ReadingTenth & Penn Elementary School
    955 Penn St
    ReadingPA 19601
    (610)320-6994
    0.2 mi | 560 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • ReadingI-lead Charter School
    Charter School
    200 North 8th St
    ReadingPA 19601
    (610)624-3712
    Charter School

    0.5 mi | 205 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • ReadingTyson-schoener Elementary School
    315 South 5th St
    ReadingPA 19602
    (610)371-5951
    0.5 mi | 679 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • ReadingCitadel Intermediate High School
    215 North 12th St
    ReadingPA 19604
    (484)258-7365
    0.6 mi | 1976 students | Gr. 9-10                      

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Did You Know?
Reading, PA 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 0.15, which is lower than the Pennsylvania average of 0.25. The most diverse school in Reading is Millmont Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.