Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

South Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 610 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

4 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted August 3, 2013

South middle is one of the best schools i have ever been to my teachers helped get my reading level up to where it should be and helped me get the best grades possible and if anyone was caught skipping they would be sent to ISS or OSS they had the people in the office find the kids that skip so teachers would not have to leave the class i very sad i had to move South middle was the best school i have ever been to.


Posted April 29, 2012

I am a student as SMS and Dr. Gilbreth (principal) is amazing. He makes learning fun, and is a great leader. The teachers challenge us, but make it fun. I want to go to school in the mornings. SMS is a great school


Posted February 24, 2009

I highly disagree with anyone who say joplin middle schools North, South or Memorial are good schools. I agree that the middle schools have problems but it is more than that. The staff and faculty will do anything to keep the kids happy. They will let them walk around school doing nothing, skiping class. I am a student that has recently moved here and what i see is disrespect towards teacher, staff and their peers.My locker has already been broke into had things stolen. I would never recomand this school to anyone. You would better off in another district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2009

It has the normal problems but for the most part it is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 48% in 2014.

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 56% in 2014.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

211 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 51% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students48%
Black46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White49%
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilities12%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students52%
Black46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilities15%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students57%
Black40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilities15%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students56%
Black47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White62%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilities15%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunch46%
Students with disabilities32%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White46%
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilities18%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilities32%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 55% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 74%
Black 6% 17%
Hispanic 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

900 East 50th St
Joplin, MO 64802
Phone: (417) 625-5250

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Gateway School
Joplin, MO






ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT