Southern Middle School

  • Southern Middle School serves 744 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Southern Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63%.

School Overview

  • Southern Middle School's student population of 744 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students744 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Southern Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southern Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Southern Middle School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank#610 out of 1359 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
37%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
44%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
12%
17%
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Black
7%
34%
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White
75%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southern Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.420.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnne Arundel County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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