Southside Middle School

200 East Howe Springs Rd, Florence, SC 29505 | (843) 664-8467
  • Grades: 7-8
  • Student Enrollment: 783
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 200 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505
  • Principal or Admin: Craig Washington
  • Fax: (843) 673-5766
  • Website: www.fsd1.org
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 783
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 56.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 422 (53.9%)
  • Females: 360 (46.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 49 (6.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 425 (54.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 474 (60.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Southside Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.3%
Black37547.9%
Asian111.4%
Hispanic162.0%
White37848.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Southside Middle School
  Number Percent
7th Grade40451.6%
8th Grade37948.4%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 45%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:55%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 17 Years
  • Average Salary: $43,950
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Southside Middle School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$31,14316%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$46,41384%
Source: SC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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2 reviews for Southside Middle School

  • Reviewed by Student on April 14, 2011
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I love Southside Middle School, and i know about Southside personally because i attend Southside. We have the most best times at that school. We learn so much and we have the most intelligent teachers. They teach us the well and they care. Our school colors are Blue and Gold or sometimes Yellow. We have the best pep- rallies, and we have really fun dances all the time. We give opportunities for the young teens in the US to learn. You couldn't ask for a better school. I would recommend Southside Middle for every young teen. We give classes for 7th and 8th graders only. I'm in 7th. We offer many elective classes, we have seven periods. You must take your four electives, of course math, science, ELA, and Social Studies. Some of our electives are drama, chorus, Christian Learning, band, written communication, lit lab, study hall, math lab, and careers (for 8th graders only). Your teens should attend Southside because they will have a wonderful time here and they learn what they need to know to be successful in life. The teachers cover everything for the upcoming grade the following year. So think about it, let your teen come here, and remember for only 7th and 8th graders only
  • Reviewed by Student on February 22, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I ahata this school (in chinese accent)

Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Southside Middle School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on PASS state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Writing

PASS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201068.4%61.2%63.3%
200978.1%69.0%69.4%
 
Math Test
201062.7%64.6%67.0%
200961.5%67.2%69.5%
 
Science Test
201078.0%77.0%73.3%
200973.4%71.9%71.2%
 
Social Studies Test
201061.0%66.6%62.0%
200959.0%60.8%60.3%
 
Writing Test
201069.3%71.6%69.7%
200958.3%67.3%70.1%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201077.8%68.4%66.7%
200983.1%75.9%71.4%
 
Math Test
201055.5%59.2%63.4%
200949.7%57.3%62.6%
 
Science Test
201064.6%69.2%67.7%
200952.3%57.1%62.3%
 
Social Studies Test
201065.2%70.3%68.8%
200964.5%70.0%69.6%
 
Writing Test
201065.8%71.3%71.9%
200955.1%64.5%68.1%
 
Source: SC Department of Education 2009-2010

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