School Details

Southwest Middle School

300 Chestnut St, Reading, PA 19602
(610) 371-5934
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 511 students 10 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

56%
62%
80%
50%
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

47%
61%
76%
51%
55%
80%
29%
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

Southwest Middle School is a public middle school in Reading. The principal of Southwest Middle School is Mrs Michelle Wiley. 511 students go to Southwest Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 93% of the 511 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Southwest Middle School is 10:1. St. Peter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 84% 77%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 10%
Multiracial 0.6% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 90%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 years ago)

    I think the school is alright but needs financial help to buy text books and make the school look decent they need a new gym new floor better bathrooms.Over all the school is good the teachers tell you what they expect and if u do what they say and do what needs to be done no problem.On the other hand there a few who choose to put on a shows and that gets them no where but to the vp office and perhaps a 4 year plan

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