South Middle School

8401 E 83rd St
Kansas City, MO 64138
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
South Middle School serves 569 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 569 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

South Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

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School Overview

South Middle School's student population of 569 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
569 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

South Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of South Middle School is 0.61, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1932 out of 2092 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
13%
8%
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Black
58%
15%
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White
20%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South Middle School's ranking?
South Middle School is ranked #1932 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What schools are South Middle School often compared to?
South Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Raytown Middle School, Raytown Central Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 25% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend South Middle School?
569 students attend South Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of South Middle School students are Black, 20% of students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 8% 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 14:1, 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
What school district is South Middle School part of?
South Middle School is part of Raytown C-2 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 569 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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