Southern Middle School

931 Chestnut St

Reading, PA 19602-1958

Tel: (610)371-5803
Grades 6-7
612 students
Southern Middle School serves 612 students in grades 6 - 7.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
Southern Middle School operates within the Reading School District.

School Overview

The student population of 612 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-7
Total Students 612 students
Southern Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Southern Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Southern Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Southern Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 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 15:1 15:1
Southern Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
1%
3%
Southern Middle School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
80%
9%
Southern Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
9%
15%
Southern Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
7%
69%
Southern Middle School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Southern Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
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.
0.35 0.24
Southern Middle School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
93%
38%
Southern Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
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.
2%
5%
Southern Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Reading School District's student population of 17,487 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $12,768 in this district is less than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $13,299 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Reading School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
3
Number of Students Managed 17,487 1,514
Reading   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $228 MM $21 MM
Reading   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $238 MM $20 MM
Reading   School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $12,768 $12,967
Reading   School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $13,299 $12,300
Reading   School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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
    Grades: PK-5 | 924 students
    0.1 miles
    321 South 10th St
    ReadingPA 19602
    (610)371-5815
    0.1PK-5924
  • ReadingTenth & Penn Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 538 students
    0.2 miles
    955 Penn St
    ReadingPA 19601
    (610)320-6994
    0.2PK-5538
  • ReadingI-lead Charter SchoolCharter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 427 students
    0.5 miles
    200 North 8th St
    ReadingPA 19601
    (610)624-3712
    0.59-12427
  • ReadingTyson-schoener Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 671 students
    0.5 miles
    315 South 5th St
    ReadingPA 19602
    (610)371-5951
    0.5PK-5671
  • ReadingCitadel Intermediate High School
    Grades: 8-9 | 2304 students
    0.6 miles
    215 North 12th St
    ReadingPA 19604
    (484)258-7365
    0.68-92304

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