Southwest Middle School



Southwest Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Southwest Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 331
5 334
6 358
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0
UG 8

Southwest Middle School is a public elementary school located in Searcy, AR in the Searcy School District. It enrolls 1,031 students in grades 1st through 12th. Southwest Middle School is the 4th largest public school in Arkansas and the 1,025th largest nationally. It has 16.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,031
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 64.18

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Southwest Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 519
(50%)
1,218
(51%)
 Female 512
(50%)
1,151
(49%)

Southwest Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 782
(76%)
1,785
(75%)
 Black 105
(10%)
230
(10%)
 Hispanic 85
(8%)
205
(9%)
 Two or More 49
(5%)
127
(5%)
 Asian 7
(1%)
14
(1%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
8
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Southwest Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 471
(46%)
1,081
(46%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 439
(43%)
1,018
(43%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 121
(12%)
270
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 555 ranked schools in Arkansas, Southwest Middle School is ranked 20th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Southwest Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (54.3%) is lower than the state average of 65.0%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Compare Southwest Middle School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,441.1% 14.4:1
 
1,610.0% 16.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 54.3%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 65.0%
 

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Public 04 - 06 1,031 16.1:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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