Southern Middle School

Southern Middle School serves 538 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the MD average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Southern Middle School operates within the Garrett County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 538 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 538 students
Southern Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Southern Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Southern Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Southern Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Southern Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
1%
6%
Southern Middle School Asian Students (2009-2013)
White
96%
41%
Southern Middle School White Students (1989-2013)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Southern Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2013)
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.
0.08 0.39
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.
38%
38%
Southern Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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.
9%
6%
Southern Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Garrett County School District's student population of 3,886 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
The revenue/student of $14,363 is higher than the state average of $14,280. The district revenue/student has grown by 22% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $14,386 is higher than the state average of $14,036. The district spending/student has grown by 20% over four years.
School District Name Garrett County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
26
Number of Students Managed 3,886 15,824
Garrett County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $62 MM $243 MM
Garrett County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending $62 MM $239 MM
Garrett County School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student $14,363 $14,280
Garrett County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $14,386 $14,036
Garrett County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Southern Garrett High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Union Educational Complex (11.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Broad Ford Elementary School (0 miles away)
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    0 miles
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    (301)334-9447
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