Southside Middle School

901 E B Payne Sr Dr
Tallassee, AL 36078
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Southside Middle School serves 565 students in grades 5-8.
Southside Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

School Overview

Southside Middle School's student population of 565 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students565 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Southside Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

Southside Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Southside Middle School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#716 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
27%
33%
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White
68%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.470.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTallassee City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Southside Middle School is Tallassee High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Reeltown High School (7.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tallassee Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tallassee Tallassee High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 551 students
    0.7 miles
    502 Barnett Blvd
    Tallassee, AL 36078
    (334) 283-2187
    0.7 9-12 551
  • Tallassee Tallassee Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-4 | 696 students
    1.2 miles
    850 Friendship Rd
    Tallassee, AL 36078
    (334) 283-5001
    1.2 PK-4 696
  • Notasulga Reeltown Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 466 students
    7.4 miles
    4085 Al Hwy 120
    Notasulga, AL 36866
    (334) 257-3784
    7.4 PK-6 466
  • Notasulga Reeltown High School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 408 students
    7.4 miles
    4090 Al Highway 120
    Notasulga, AL 36866
    (334) 257-1670
    7.4 7-12 408
  • Shorter Dc Wolfe School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 120 students
    8.6 miles
    4450 Cross Keys Rd
    Shorter, AL 36075
    (334) 727-1641
    8.6 K-6 120

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