South Middle School

  • South Middle School serves 588 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • South Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • South Middle School's student population of 588 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students588 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of South Middle School is 0.39, 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 (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#1288 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
18%
20%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
76%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.390.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWestfield School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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