Salina South Middle School

2015 Simmons
Salina, KS 67401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Salina South Middle School serves 834 students in grades 6-8.
Salina South Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Kansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 834 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Salina South Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

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School Overview

Salina South Middle School's student population of 834 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
834 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
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School Rankings

Salina South Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,264 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Salina South Middle School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#937 out of 1264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
30%
21%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
54%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
18%
10%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Salina South Middle School's ranking?
Salina South Middle School is ranked #937 out of 1,264 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Kansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% KS state average), while 26% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% KS state average).
How many students attend Salina South Middle School?
834 students attend Salina South Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of Salina South Middle School students are White, 30% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Salina South Middle School?
Salina South Middle School has a student ration of 13:1, which is equal to the Kansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Salina South Middle School offer ?
Salina South Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Salina South Middle School part of?
Salina South Middle School is part of Salina School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 834 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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