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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-7
Total Students 573 students
Southern Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Southern Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Southern Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Southern Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.35 is more than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Southern Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
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)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Southern Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Southern Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Southern Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA 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.
0.35 0.25
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 (2000-2015)
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 (2001-2013)

District Comparison

  • Reading School District's student population of 17,206 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,844 in this district is less than the state average of $13,911. The district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,821 is less than the state average of $13,599. The district spending/student has declined by 13% over four years.
School District Name Reading School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
3
Number of Students Managed 17,206 1,497
Reading School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $225 MM $21 MM
Reading School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $207 MM $20 MM
Reading School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,844 $13,911
Reading School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,821 $13,599
Reading School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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