Southside Middle School serves 436 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 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black).
- Grades: 4-6
- Enrollment: 436 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
- Minority Enrollment: 8%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50% in AR
- Math Proficiency: 48% (Top 30%)
- Reading Proficiency: 31% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education
Southside Middle School's student population of 436 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Southside Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Southside Middle School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#436 out of 993 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Southside Middle School's ranking?
Southside Middle School is ranked #436 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
48% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 31% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
How many students attend Southside Middle School?
436 students attend Southside Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
92% of Southside Middle School students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Southside Middle School?
Southside Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Southside Middle School offer ?
Southside Middle School offers enrollment in grades 4-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Southside Middle School part of?
Southside Middle School is part of Southside School District (Independence).
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