School Details

Southport 6th Grade Academy

5715 South Keystone Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 789-1400

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6 525 students 19 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • M S D Perry Township School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Southport 6th Grade Academy is a public middle school in Indianapolis. The principal of Southport 6th Grade Academy is Mrs Kimberly Campbell, who can be contacted at 525 students attend Southport 6th Grade Academy and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 13% of the Southport 6th Grade Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 68% of the 525 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Southport 6th Grade Academy is 19:1. Southport Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 66% 63%
Multiracial 6% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 7%
Hispanic 16% 13%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 61%
Limited English proficiency 13% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son got a 1 day suspension for dozing off in class. He has never had this problem and instead of the teacher having him get up to revive his body they just suspended him. This is not a reason for suspending a kid from school.

  • (4 years ago)

    So far this year my son seems to be having a good year. I think the school has caring good quality teachers. I do wish the kids had the opportunity to change into gym clothes for phys. ed.--my older children were wearing gym clothes in earlier grades (same school system). I dislike the uniform policy and I doubt that it is more effective than the dress code previously used by the district. My son is somewhat overweight and it has been difficult and more costly to find him good fitting clothes. Despite what people have been led to believe uniform companies (= the fashion industry) create clothes incl. "husky" & "slim" to fit the "average" build. I rarely consider making my kids special clothes now or asking relatives for fun clothes as gifts since 80% of the time they can't wear them.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a teacher at Southport 6th Grade Academy. I am very happy to be a teacher at such a caring school. I love the dress code which makes all the students look presentable and ready to do their job...learn from the education we are providing! We have 5 academic teams that spell-out LEARNS Loyalty Excellence Ambition Respect Noble and Success. Success is comprised of our special classes art PE music (orchestra band choir) Spanish and special needs classes. Our students join us from 6 elementary schools on the Southport side of the district. Overall the students do a nice job combining and making new friendships. Our school enables a great tansition from elementary school to Southport Middle School which is right next door. I can attest that the staff is constantly meeting to look over our students' test scores and focus in on the academic areas where they are weak.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm in the advanced classes at Southport 6th grade Academy and to tell you the truth i see know difference between what I learn and what kids in the lower classes learn. their is a good part about this schools academics and that is that they offer Academic Pursuit which basically is The Brain Game. P.S. The only reason i know about Academic Pursuit is because well I'm on the team.

  • (6 years ago)

    So far my son loves this school. The teachers seem wonderful and caring. They have alot of activities and I'm all for the dress code. Going to this school made the transition easy. The principal seems stearn and involved. I like that. Mrs. Roxann Pattison

  • (7 years ago)

    I have just left the Southport 6th grade Academy for a new school. It was a huge disapointment to me. Last year our teachers said all of the teachers were going to be great and we would love it there. I disagree with them. My teachers were horrible. Before 6th grade I loved school but the 6th grade Academy made me dispise it. I do not suggest sending your kids there.

  • (8 years ago)

    I admire the southport sixth grade academy I go there and its beautiful! The teachers are all really nice! we have to wear khakis and a polo shirt but it makes us all look very nice and mature.the music block is fun you have orchestra band choir and discovery.discovery is not music but it's during the music block.They teach spanish and art you would have them for nine weeks at a time then you have gym which you have for two nine week peirods.You have four teams loyalty ambition noble and success .It depends what team your on for your schedule. well anyway southport sixth grade academy is a great school and I love it !!!

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