South Highlands Middle School

  • South Highlands Middle School serves 417 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • South Highlands Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.

Top Placements

South Highlands Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • South Highlands Middle School's student population of 417 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students417 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Highlands Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Highlands Middle School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1153 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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Hispanic
16%
8%
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Black
84%
33%
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White
n/a
55%
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Diversity Score0.270.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Highlands Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBullock County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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