South Spencer Middle School

  • South Spencer Middle School serves 299 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 61% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • South Spencer Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 31%.

School Overview

  • South Spencer Middle School's student population of 299 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students299 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Spencer Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,769 schools in Indiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Spencer Middle School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall School Rank#635 out of 1769 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
54%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
4%
12%
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Black
n/a
12%
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White
91%
69%
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Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Spencer Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score0.170.50
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouth Spencer County Sch Corp School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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