South Middle School

South Middle School serves 769 students in grades 6-8.
South Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 22% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

South Middle School's student population of 769 students has grown by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 39% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students769 students
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Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
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School Comparison

South Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of South Middle School is 0.64, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#4024 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
9%
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Hispanic
51%
27%
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Black
27%
17%
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White
18%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.640.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewburgh City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to South Middle School is Newburgh Preparatory Charter High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Heritage Middle School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Horizon-on-the-hudson Magnet School (1.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newburgh Newburgh Preparatory Charter High School Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 115 students
    0.9 miles
    471 Broadway
    Newburgh, NY 12550
    (845) 565-4040
    0.9 9-12 115
  • Newburgh Horizon-on-the-hudson Magnet School Math: 19% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 511 students
    1.0 miles
    137 Montgomery St
    Newburgh, NY 12550
    (845) 563-3725
    1 PK-5 511
  • New Windsor New Windsor School Math: 60% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 479 students
    1.0 miles
    175 Quassaick Ave
    New Windsor, NY 12553
    (845) 563-3700
    1 K-5 479
  • Newburgh Newburgh Free Academy Math: 84% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 3,217 students
    1.2 miles
    201 Fullerton Ave
    Newburgh, NY 12550
    (845) 563-5400
    1.2 9-12 3,217
  • Newburgh Gams High Technical Magnet School Math: 15% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 819 students
    1.3 miles
    300 Gidney Ave
    Newburgh, NY 12550
    (845) 563-8450
    1.3 PK-5 819

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