School Details

Southern Middle School

931 Chestnut St, Reading, PA 19602
(610) 371-5803
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 601 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

63%
62%
80%
52%
50%
76%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Reading School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
61%
76%
61%
55%
80%
20%
24%
60%
26%
33%
73%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Reading School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Southern Middle School is a public middle school in Reading. The principal of Southern Middle School is Mr Joel Brigel. 601 students attend Southern Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 92% of the 601 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Southern Middle School is 13:1. St. Peter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 9%
Hispanic 77% 77%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 10%
Asian 0.8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 90%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Though I have only gone to one full grade at Southern(7th going to 8th now) I think it is great. The teachers are very helpful and fun. They let you have your own responsibilities and you always have a wide variety of things to do. Southern has many after-school activities to join and many opportunities for us. I personally love Southern and I'm going to hate leaving this year. Not just because of my friends but because of the teachers classes and environment.

  • (10 years ago)

    I had learned alot form Southern it changed me to do go and do my homework. The students are great and fun the teachers are fun to but when it gets to a point when u have to learn then u should. Thats the repect that us studnets at Southern Middle School have towards the teachers and the partents and the people who come to visit my school.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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