200 Enterprise Dr
Somerset, KY 42501
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Southern Middle School serves 1,050 students in grades 6-8.
Southern Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 25% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,050 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 41% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Southern Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Southern Middle School's student population of 1,050 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,050 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

Southern Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,263 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southern Middle School is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#88 out of 1263 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
41%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
50%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
8%
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Black
1%
11%
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White
89%
75%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.21
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southern Middle School's ranking?

Southern Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

41% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).

How many students attend Southern Middle School?

1,050 students attend Southern Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

89% of Southern Middle School students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Southern Middle School?

Southern Middle School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.

What grades does Southern Middle School offer ?

Southern Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Southern Middle School part of?

Southern Middle School is part of Pulaski County School District.

School Reviews

5   10/20/2022
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,050 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 41% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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