Southside Middle School

  • Southside Middle School serves 737 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 29% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 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 61%.

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School Overview

  • Southside Middle School's student population of 737 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students737 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Southside Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Southside Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Southside Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southside Middle School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Southside Middle School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Southside Middle School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Southside Middle School and the average student teacher ratio of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
8%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Southside Middle School and the percentage of Asian students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
24%
32%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Southside Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
39%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Southside Middle School and the percentage of Black students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
25%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Southside Middle School and the percentage of White students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Southside Middle School and the percentage of students of two or more races in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southside Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.730.46
This chart display the diversity score of Southside Middle School and the average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Southside Middle School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southside Middle School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDuval School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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  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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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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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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