Southern Middle School

  • Southern Middle School serves 801 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Southern Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Southern Middle School's student population of 801 students has grown by 27% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students801 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southern Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Southern Middle School is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank#539 out of 1246 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
7%
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Black
22%
10%
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White
60%
77%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.580.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFayette County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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