Southside Middle School

Southside Middle School serves 823 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Southside Middle School operates within the Florence 01 School District.

Overview

The student population of 823 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 823 students
Southside Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 56 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 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Southside Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Southside Middle School Asian (1996-2012)
Hispanic
2%
7%
Southside Middle School Hispanic (1999-2012)
Black
46%
37%
Southside Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
48%
52%
Southside Middle School White (1988-2012)
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.
0.56 0.70
Southside 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.
54%
51%
Southside Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2012)
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.
10%
7%
Southside Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,247 students has grown by 10% over five years.
School District Name Florence 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
7
Number of Students Managed 17,247 4,051
Florence 01 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $151 MM $37 MM
District Spending $155 MM $43 MM
Florence 01 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,606 $9,170
Florence 01 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,906 $10,604
Florence 01 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Florence Career Center (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Choices Charter (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Greenwood Elementary School (2.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Florence Florence Career Center
    Vocational School
    126 East Howe Springs Rd
    Florence , SC , 29505
    (843)664-8465
    Vocational School
    0.1  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Florence South Florence High School
    3200 South Irby St
    Florence , SC , 29505
    (843)664-8190
    0.1  mi  |  1646  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Florence Greenwood Elementary School
    2300 East Howe Springs Rd
    Florence , SC , 29505
    (843)664-8451
    2.4  mi  |  805  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Florence Choices Charter
    Charter School
    400 West Freight Rd
    Florence , SC , 29501
    (843)664-8993
    Charter School
    2.5  mi  |  40  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Effingham Dewey-carter Elementary School
    4937 South Irby St
    Effingham , SC , 29541
    (843)664-8479
    3  mi  |  841  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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Florence, SC 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 0.35, which is lower than the South Carolina average of 0.42. The most diverse school in Florence is Weeden Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in South Carolina or national school diversity statistics.