Southside Middle School

  • Southside Middle School serves 560 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the GA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 58%.
  • Southside Middle School operates within the Dougherty County School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 560 students has grown by 28% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 560 students
Southside Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Southside Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Southside Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Southside Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
Southside Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Black
98%
37%
Southside Middle School Black Students (1994-2015)
White
2%
42%
Southside Middle School White Students (1994-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Southside Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
n/a
3%
Southside Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2013)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.04 0.41
Southside Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a n/a
Southside Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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Southside Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

  • Dougherty County School District's student population of 15,308 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,361 is higher than the state average of $9,769. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,738 is less than the state average of $9,774. The district spending/student has declined by 10% over four years.
School District Name Dougherty County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
24
5
Number of Students Managed 15,308 3,306
Dougherty County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue $164 MM $32 MM
Dougherty County School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $154 MM $32 MM
Dougherty County School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $10,361 $9,769
Dougherty County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $9,738 $9,774
Dougherty County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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