South Middle School serves 575 students in grades 6-8.
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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 13% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic and Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 575 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
- Minority Enrollment: 88%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MA
- Math Proficiency: 7% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 13% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education
South Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
South Middle School's student population of 575 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
South Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of South Middle School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1604 out of 1644 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is South Middle School's ranking?
South Middle School is ranked #1604 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
7% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 13% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend South Middle School?
575 students attend South Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of South Middle School students are Black, 14% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Middle School?
South Middle School has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does South Middle School offer ?
South Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is South Middle School part of?
South Middle School is part of Brockton School District.
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