Southside Middle School

2948 Knights Ln E
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Southside Middle School serves 830 students in grades 6-8.
Southside Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Southside Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

Southside Middle School's student population of 830 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students830 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

Southside Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Southside Middle School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3315 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
27%
33%
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Black
36%
22%
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White
25%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.730.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDuval School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Southside Middle School is Englewood High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is River City Science Academy (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Greenfield Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jacksonville Greenfield Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 62% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 550 students
    0.2 miles
    6343 Knights Ln N
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
    (904) 739-5249
    0.2 PK-5 550
  • Jacksonville Englewood High School Math: 32% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,863 student
    1.0 miles
    4412 Barnes Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32207
    (904) 739-5212
    1 9-12 1,863
  • Jacksonville Hogan-spring Glen Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 342 students
    1.3 miles
    6736 Beach Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
    (904) 720-1640
    1.3 PK-5 342
  • Jacksonville Englewood Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 68% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 449 students
    1.4 miles
    4359 Spring Park Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32207
    (904) 739-5280
    1.4 K-5 449
  • Jacksonville River City Science Academy Charter School
    Math: 76% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-12 | 942 students
    1.5 miles
    7565 Beach Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
    (904) 727-9241
    1.5 6-12 942

School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Southside was a great school, I loved it. I wish I could stay. It was a wonderful school with lots of great teachers. I think that school has really made me grow as a person.
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2  
I am a new seventh grade student at southside miidle school. I don't think that it is a safe school for kids. There are fights there nearly every day and a lot of students get arrested. Also some kids have been caught smoking crack and have started small fires. I don't think this school is a good school.
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5  
i think this school is a wonderful school.i been going to this school for about 1 year already.we repersent the southside knights.we would like for more students enroll to this school and that is what i think about this school.
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