200 Enterprise Dr
Somerset, KY 42501
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Southern Middle School serves 1,037 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 65% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Southern Middle School's student population of 1,037 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,037 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
51 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 0.17, 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 2017-2018 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)
65%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
7%
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Black
1%
10%
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White
91%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 1,037 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.17 (Btm 50%)

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