Southside Middle School

4.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (904)739-5238
  • 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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%.
  • Southside Middle School operates within the Duval School District.

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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
Southside Middle School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Southside Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
Southside Middle School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeSouthside Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Southside Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 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 0.70. 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%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
52%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
Southside Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
8%
3%
Southside Middle School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
24%
32%
Southside Middle School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
39%
23%
Southside Middle School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
25%
39%
Southside Middle School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Southside Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsSouthside Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownFL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.730.70
Southside Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
48%
Southside Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
Southside Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Southside Middle School is Duval School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 74 school districts in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Duval School District's student population of 128,335 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,383 in this district is less than the state average of $12,987. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,755 is less than the state average of $13,734. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameDuval School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    211
    22
    Number of Students Managed128,33510,175
    Duval School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    48%
    54%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    47%
    52%
    District Total Revenue$1,179 MM$132 MM
    District Spending$1,226 MM$140 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,383$12,987
    District Spending / Student$9,755$13,734
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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    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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    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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