Southern Middle School

605 Harvey Winters Road
Oakland, MD 21550
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Southern Middle School serves 514 students in grades 6-8.
Southern Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

School Overview

Southern Middle School's student population of 514 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students514 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Rankings

Southern Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southern Middle School is 0.04, 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
#847 out of 1354 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
1%
17%
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Black
n/a
34%
White
98%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.040.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Southern Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGarrett County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Southern Middle School is Southern Garrett High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Swan Meadow School (5.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Broad Ford Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Oakland Broad Ford Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 550 students
    0.0 miles
    607 Harvey Winters Rd
    Oakland, MD 21550
    (301) 334-9445
    0 PK-5 550
  • Oakland Southern Garrett High School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 715 students
    1.1 miles
    345 Oakland Dr
    Oakland, MD 21550
    (301) 334-9447
    1.1 9-12 715
  • Oakland Yough Glades Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 328 students
    1.6 miles
    70 Wolf Acres Dr
    Oakland, MD 21550
    (301) 334-3334
    1.6 PK-5 328
  • Oakland Crellin Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 134 students
    4.7 miles
    115 Kendall Dr
    Oakland, MD 21550
    (301) 334-4704
    4.7 K-5 134
  • Oakland Swan Meadow School Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-8 | 43 students
    5.0 miles
    6709 Garrett Highway
    Oakland, MD 21550
    (301) 334-2059
    5 K-8 43

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