Southwest Middle School

Tel: (610)371-5934
  • Southwest Middle School serves 459 students in grades 6-7.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 32%.
  • Southwest Middle School operates within the Reading School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 459 students has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-7
Total Students 459 students
Southwest Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Southwest Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Southwest Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Southwest Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.27 is more than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Southwest Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
n/a
4%
Southwest Middle School Asian Students (1988-2006)
Hispanic
85%
10%
Southwest Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
7%
15%
Southwest Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
5%
68%
Southwest Middle School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Southwest Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Southwest Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.27 0.25
Southwest Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a n/a
Southwest Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a n/a
Southwest Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Reading School District's student population of 17,206 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,437 in this district is less than the state average of $13,538. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,733 is less than the state average of $13,526. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Reading School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
3
Number of Students Managed 17,206 1,497
Reading School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue $220 MM $20 MM
Reading School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $225 MM $20 MM
Reading School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $12,437 $13,538
Reading School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $12,733 $13,526
Reading School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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