Southside Middle School

70 Scott Dr
Batesville, AR 72501
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Southside Middle School serves 433 students in grades 4-6.
Southside Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Southside Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

Southside Middle School's student population of 433 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 4-6
Total Students433 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Rankings

Southside Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 998 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southside Middle School is 0.20, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#361 out of 998 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
13%
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Black
1%
20%
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White
89%
61%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.200.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouthside School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Southside Middle School is Southside Charter High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Southside Junior High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Southside Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Batesville Southside Charter High School Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 10-12 | 394 students
    0.0 miles
    70 Scott Dr
    Batesville, AR 72501
    (870) 251-2662
    0 10-12 394
  • Batesville Southside Junior High School Math: 49% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-9 | 457 students
    0.5 miles
    70 Scott Dr
    Batesville, AR 72501
    (870) 251-2662
    0.5 7-9 457
  • Batesville Southside Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-3 | 789 students
    1.3 miles
    2460 Batesville Blvd
    Batesville, AR 72501
    (870) 251-2661
    1.3 PK-3 789
  • Batesville Batesville High School Math: 32% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 10-12 | 673 students
    4.3 miles
    1 Pioneer Dr
    Batesville, AR 72501
    (870) 793-6846
    4.3 10-12 673
  • Batesville Batesville Junior High School Math: 51% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-9 | 715 students
    4.3 miles
    2 Pioneer Dr
    Batesville, AR 72501
    (870) 793-7533
    4.3 7-9 715

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