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Southern Middle School
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This school is rated about average in school quality compared to other schools in Pennsylvania. Students here perform above average on state tests, ... More are making below average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has about average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.

Academics

9/10

Test scores

Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Good news!

Test scores at this school are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level.


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school... More serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


Subject
% Proficient
Math
47%
State avg: 34%
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English
75%
State avg: 60%
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Science
68%
State avg: 58%
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1/10

Student progress

This rating measures how much students at this school improved from one year to the next, compared to students with similar proficiency levels at other schools in the state.

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Very low progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills but that students in this school are making smaller gains than similar students in other schools.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity

5/10

Equity overview

Is this school offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful schools are working to close the achievement gap.

Worth a deeper look:

Disadvantaged students at this school are performing about as well as other students in the state, but this school may still have achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Look at the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to see how different student groups are doing at this school. Are there big gaps?... More Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how to interpret this information. What’s the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?

Environment

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Student demographics

Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
92%
Black
5%
Hispanic
2%
Asian
1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Two or more races
<1%

Teachers & staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
15 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
242 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Percentage of teachers with 3 or more years experience
100%
State avg: 91%
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