Southwest Middle School

300 Chestnut St

Reading, PA 19602-1811

Grades: 6-7

472 students

Southwest Middle School serves 472 students in grades 6-7.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 30%.
Southwest Middle School operates within the Reading School District.

Overview

The student population of 472 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-7
Total Students 472 students
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 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 14:1 15:1
Hispanic
83%
9%
Black
10%
16%
White
6%
70%
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.30 0.24
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.
90%
36%
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.
4%
5%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 19,682 students has grown by 10% over five years.
School District Name Reading School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
3
Number of Students Managed 19,682 1,528
District Total Revenue $199 MM $21 MM
District Spending $245 MM $20 MM
District Revenue / Student $11,129 $12,476
District Spending / Student $13,687 $11,944
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 Governor Mifflin Senior High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Governor Mifflin Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mifflin Park Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ReadingGovernor Mifflin Middle School
    130 East Lancaster Ave
    ReadingPA 19607
    (610)775-1465
    0.4 mi | 661 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • ReadingGovernor Mifflin Senior High School
    101 South Waverly St
    ReadingPA 19607
    (610)775-5089
    0.6 mi | 1313 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • ReadingMifflin Park Elementary School
    598 Governor Dr
    ReadingPA 19607
    (610)898-1489
    0.6 mi | 543 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • ReadingIntermediate School
    600 Governor Dr
    ReadingPA 19607
    (610)775-5083
    0.6 mi | 646 students | Gr. 5-6                      
  • ReadingMillmont Elementary School
    400 Summit Ave
    ReadingPA 19611
    (610)371-5853
    1.1 mi | 671 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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