700 Bernard Street
Union Springs, AL 36089
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
South Highlands Middle School serves 417 students in grades 5-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

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

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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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Total Students
417 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

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 2018-19 school year.
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 Data
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State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1241 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
15%
8%
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Black
84%
33%
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White
1%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.27
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 417 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.27 (Btm 50%)

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