Southwest Middle School

Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Southwest Middle School serves 486 students in grades 6-7.
Southwest Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Southwest Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Southwest Middle School's student population of 486 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-7
Total Students486 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

Southwest Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Southwest Middle School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2688 out of 2820 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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4%
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Hispanic
85%
11%
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Black
9%
15%
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White
4%
66%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.270.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southwest Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameReading School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Southwest Middle School is Governor Mifflin Senior High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Governor Mifflin Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Intermediate School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Reading Governor Mifflin Middle School Math: 32% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 713 students
    0.4 miles
    130 East Lancaster Avenue
    Reading, PA 19607
    (610) 775-1465
    0.4 7-8 713
  • Reading Governor Mifflin Senior High School Math: 68% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,372 student
    0.6 miles
    101 S Waverly St
    Reading, PA 19607
    (610) 775-5089
    0.6 9-12 1,372
  • Reading Intermediate School Math: 49% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-6 | 663 students
    0.6 miles
    600 Governor Dr
    Reading, PA 19607
    (610) 775-5083
    0.6 5-6 663
  • Reading Mifflin Park Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 477 students
    0.6 miles
    598 Governor Dr
    Reading, PA 19607
    (610) 898-1489
    0.6 K-4 477
  • Reading Millmont Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 679 students
    1.1 miles
    400 Summit Avenue
    Reading, PA 19611
    (610) 371-5853
    1.1 PK-5 679

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