Southaven Middle School

  • Southaven Middle School serves 1,495 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Southaven Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 56%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Southaven Middle School's student population of 1,495 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 97 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,495 students
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Total Classroom Teachers97 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southaven Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 835 schools in Mississippi (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 decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southaven Middle School is 0.62, which is more 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#312 out of 835 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
9%
4%
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Black
51%
48%
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White
34%
44%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score0.620.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDesoto County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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