Southern Middle School

  • Southern Middle School serves 764 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 39% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 43% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-16 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 61%.

School Overview

  • Southern Middle School's student population of 764 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students764 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Southern Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southern Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southern Middle School is 0.35, which is less 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
1%
6%
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Hispanic
6%
15%
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Black
6%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Southern Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
80%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Southern Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 Score0.350.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southern Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnne Arundel County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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