810 Southern Drive
Catawissa, PA 17820
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Southern Columbia Middle School serves 461 students in grades 5-8.
Southern Columbia Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

School Overview

Southern Columbia Middle School's student population of 461 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Total Students
461 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Southern Columbia Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southern Columbia Middle School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1145 out of 2797 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
2%
11%
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Black
n/a
15%
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White
96%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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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 PA.
Diversity Score
0.08
This chart display the diversity score of Southern Columbia Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Southern Columbia Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 461 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in PA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.08 (Btm 50%)

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