Southwest Middle School

300 Chestnut St

Reading, PA 19602-1811

Tel: (610)371-5934
Grades 6-7
445 students
Southwest Middle School serves 445 students in grades 6 - 7.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
Southwest Middle School operates within the Reading School District.

School Overview

The student population of 445 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-7
Total Students 445 students
Southwest Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Southwest Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Southwest Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Southwest Middle School Student 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 0.27 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
Southwest Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
85%
9%
Southwest Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
8%
15%
Southwest Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
4%
69%
Southwest Middle School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Southwest 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.
0.27 0.24
Southwest 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.
92%
38%
Southwest 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.
4%
5%
Southwest 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 (1992-2014)
District Spending $238 MM $20 MM
Reading   School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,768 $12,967
Reading   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,299 $12,300
Reading   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
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 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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    0.4 miles
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    (610)775-1465
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  • ReadingGovernor Mifflin Senior High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1257 students
    0.6 miles
    101 South Waverly St
    ReadingPA 19607
    (610)775-5089
    0.69-121257
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    0.6 miles
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    ReadingPA 19607
    (610)775-5083
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    Grades: KG-4 | 504 students
    0.6 miles
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    ReadingPA 19607
    (610)898-1489
    0.6KG-4504
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    1.1 miles
    400 Summit Ave
    ReadingPA 19611
    (610)371-5853
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