8401 E 83rd St
Kansas City, MO 64138
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
South Middle School serves 574 students in grades 6-8.
South Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri 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 13% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 30% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 574 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

School Overview

South Middle School's student population of 574 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
574 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

South Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,091 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of South Middle School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1935 out of 2091 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
13%
7%
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Black
60%
15%
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White
19%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

13% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MO state average), while 28% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MO state average).

How many students attend South Middle School?

574 students attend South Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

60% of South Middle School students are Black, 19% of students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 7% 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 15:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.

What grades does South Middle School offer ?

South Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 574 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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