701 Wren Ave
Ballwin, MO 63021
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Southwest Middle School serves 702 students in grades 6-8.
Southwest Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 29% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Southwest Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Southwest Middle School's student population of 702 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
702 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

Southwest Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,091 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southwest Middle School is 0.50, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#450 out of 2091 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
10%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
7%
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Black
9%
16%
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White
69%
71%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 702 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in MO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.50 (Top 20%)

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