South Middle School

  • South Middle School serves 896 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 54% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 61% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • South Middle School's student population of 896 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students896 students
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Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Middle School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#437 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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Asian
7%
5%
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Hispanic
9%
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
80%
49%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.350.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameArlington Heights SD 25 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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  • Arlington Heights Windsor Elementary School Magnet School
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  • Rolling Meadows Carl Sandburg Junior High School Magnet School
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