Southwest Middle School

  • Southwest Middle School serves 990 students in grades 4-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Southwest Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Southwest Middle School's student population of 990 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 4-6
Total Students990 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southwest Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,008 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southwest Middle School is 0.48, 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 School Rank#130 out of 1008 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
11%
13%
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Black
12%
20%
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White
70%
60%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score0.480.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSearcy School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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