South Middle School
South Middle School serves 556 students in grades 6-8.
South Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Carolina 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 19% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).
South Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
South Middle School's student population of 556 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
South Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of South Middle School is 0.66, which is more 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#986 out of 1149 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education
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