1103 Woodruff St
Searcy, AR 72143
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Southwest Middle School serves 957 students in grades 4-6.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 4-6
  • Enrollment: 957 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Southwest Middle School's student population of 957 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 4-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
957 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
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School Rankings

Southwest Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 998 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southwest Middle School is 0.47, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#150 out of 998 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
11%
14%
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Black
10%
20%
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White
71%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.47
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southwest Middle School's ranking?

Southwest Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

65% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% AR state average), while 55% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AR state average).

How many students attend Southwest Middle School?

957 students attend Southwest Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

71% of Southwest Middle School students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Southwest Middle School?

Southwest Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Southwest Middle School offer ?

Southwest Middle School offers enrollment in grades 4-6 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 4-6
  • Enrollment: 957 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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