Southern Middle School

Tel: (610)371-5803
  • Southern Middle School serves 573 students in grades 6-7.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 32%.
  • Southern Middle School operates within the Reading School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 573 students has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-7
Total Students573 students
Southern Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Southern Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
Southern Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeSouthern Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
Southern Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
n/a
4%
Southern Middle School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
80%
10%
Southern Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
11%
15%
Southern Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
6%
68%
Southern Middle School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Southern Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsSouthern Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.350.51
Southern Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
99%
41%
Southern Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
5%
Southern Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Reading School District's student population of 17,206 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,926 in this district is less than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,464 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four years.
School District NameReading School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
3
Number of Students Managed17,2061,497
Reading School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$228 MM$21 MM
Reading School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$238 MM$20 MM
Reading School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$12,926$12,967
Reading School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$13,464$12,300
Reading School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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