Southern Middle School

931 Chestnut St

Reading, PA 19602-1958

Grades: 6-7

640 students

Southern Middle School serves 640 students in grades 6-7.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 30%.
Southern Middle School operates within the Reading School District.

Overview

The student population of 640 students has declined by 14% over five years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-7
Total Students 640 students
Southern Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Southern Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Southern Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.34 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Southern Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
80%
9%
Southern Middle School Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
11%
16%
Southern Middle School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
8%
70%
Southern Middle School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Southern Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Southern Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.34 0.24
Southern Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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%
36%
Southern Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2013)
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%
5%
Southern Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 19,682 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,129 is less than the state average of $12,476. The district revenue/student has grown by 28% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,687 is higher than the state average of $11,944. The district spending/student has grown by 43% over four years.
School District Name Reading School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
3
Number of Students Managed 19,682 1,528
Reading   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $199 MM $21 MM
Reading   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $245 MM $20 MM
Reading   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,129 $12,476
Reading   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,687 $11,944
Reading   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 Grades Students
  • ReadingAmanda E Stout Elementary School
    321 South 10th St
    ReadingPA 19602
    (610)371-5815
    0.1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 760 students                      
  • ReadingTenth & Penn Elementary School
    955 Penn St
    ReadingPA 19601
    (610)320-6994
    0.2 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 532 students                      
  • ReadingI-lead Charter School
    Charter School
    200 North 8th St
    ReadingPA 19601
    (610)624-3712
    Charter School

    0.5 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 308 students                      
  • ReadingTyson-schoener Elementary School
    315 South 5th St
    ReadingPA 19602
    (610)371-5951
    0.5 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 633 students                      
  • ReadingCitadel Intermediate High School
    215 North 12th St
    ReadingPA 19604
    (484)258-7365
    0.6 mi | Gr. 8-9 | 2456 students                      

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