South Middle School

350 W Harbeck Rd
Grants Pass, OR 97527
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 610 students in grades 6-8, South Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Oregon for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the Oregon state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥50% (which is higher than the Oregon state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Oregon state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Oregon state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 610 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : 32% (Top 1% in OR)
  • : ≥50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

School Overview

South Middle School's student population of 610 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
610 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of South Middle School is 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (OR)
(18-19)
32%
40%
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≥50%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Oregon by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
14%
25%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in South Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
2%
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White
78%
60%
This chart display the percentage of White students in South Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
6%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in OR.
0.37
This chart display the diversity score of South Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Oregon by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in South Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Oregon by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Oregon by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are South Middle School often compared to?
South Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like North Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
32% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% OR state average), while ≥50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% OR state average).
How many students attend South Middle School?
610 students attend South Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of South Middle School students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Middle School?
South Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Oregon state average of 17:1.
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 Grants Pass SD 7 School District.

School Reviews

3   4/21/2020
The academics at this school used to be great until they made a bunch of unnecessary changes like getting rid of advanced classes; now kids really don't care about school at all. The school itself is very old, and the hallways are very overcrowded. However, this school isn't all bad, there are plenty of extracurricular activities to choose from, and our Brain Bowl team made it to the finals twice.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Garrison Gove

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 610 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : 32% (Top 1%)
  • : ≥50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

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