South Middle School

Public 6-8

 400 S Highland Ave
       Arlington Heights, IL  60005-1868


(847) 398-4250

District: Arlington Heights School District 25

SchoolDigger Rank:
99th of 1,241 Illinois Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,541 Help

Students who attend South Middle School usually attend:

High:    Sigwalt CLS Center

Feeder schools for South Middle School:

Elementary:    Dryden Elementary School
    Westgate Elementary School
    Windsor Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.4
Number of students:  832

Immunizations:

Measles:
99.3%
Polio:
99.3%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
80.5%
Hispanic:
9.6%
Asian:
6.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

NOTE: 2021 rankings for Illinois schools were revised on May 11th after a revision of test scores was released by the Illinois Department of Education.



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Compare Details South Middle School ranks better than 92% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.83. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (80.5%), Hispanic (9.6%), Asian (6.7%). (See more...)
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at South Middle School is $15,541.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

South Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks South Middle School 99th of 1241 Illinois public middle schools. (See South Middle School in the ranking list.)

Arlington Heights School District 25:

SchoolDigger ranks Arlington Heights School District 25 66th of 774 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for South Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 86.56 109th 1185 90.8%
2004 89.22 71st 1204 94.1%
2005 87.41 94th 1209 92.2%
2006 85.70 90th 1272 92.9%
2007 87.38 56th 1287 95.6%
2008 87.44 55th 1293 95.7%
2009 84.62 100th 1318 92.4%
2010 83.36 125th 1327 90.6%
2011 81.09 172nd 1344 87.2%
2012 83.01 147th 1365 89.2%
2013 90.13 78th 1367 94.3%
2014 90.50 73rd 1322 94.5%
2015 96.79 45th 1302 96.5%
2016 87.22 134th 1322 89.9%
2017 91.06 96th 1304 92.6%
2018 82.56 182nd 1285 85.8%
2019 92.92 68th 1381 95.1%
2021 88.83 99th 1241 92.0%

Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Enrollment information for South Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 504 2 28 14 5 n/a n/a 0 553
1989 533 2 35 12 6 n/a n/a 0 588
1990 539 1 40 15 2 n/a n/a 0 597
1991 568 4 43 15 0 n/a n/a 0 630
1992 561 2 40 17 0 n/a n/a 0 620
1993 562 1 34 21 0 n/a n/a 0 618
1994 577 1 40 17 0 n/a n/a 0 635
1995 575 3 32 22 0 n/a n/a 0 632
1996 575 3 32 22 0 n/a n/a 0 632
1997 615 4 26 21 0 n/a n/a 0 666
1998 633 11 23 14 0 n/a n/a 0 681
1999 670 7 42 20 1 n/a n/a 0 740
2000 690 15 49 27 1 n/a n/a 0 782
2001 771 16 31 33 0 n/a n/a 0 851
2002 801 9 46 19 0 n/a n/a 0 875
2003 801 9 46 19 0 n/a n/a 0 875
2004 780 11 42 25 0 n/a n/a 0 858
2005 787 11 34 30 3 n/a n/a 0 865
2006 762 6 36 35 3 n/a n/a 4 846
2007 785 3 34 40 3 n/a n/a 9 874
2008 749 4 39 41 1 n/a n/a 17 851
2009 786 7 41 42 0 n/a n/a 27 903
2010 770 7 38 46 0 n/a n/a 22 883
2011 774 6 39 46 0 0 26 0 891
2012 734 6 42 46 0 0 29 0 857
2013 763 11 44 50 3 0 27 0 898
2014 725 9 39 55 2 1 30 0 861
2015 723 9 39 66 1 1 28 0 867
2016 669 5 42 77 2 2 34 0 831
2017 716 6 54 79 3 0 38 0 896
2018 705 7 55 85 2 0 50 0 904
2019 703 6 45 83 2 0 40 0 879
2020 679 3 50 85 1 1 27 0 846
2021 670 10 56 80 2 3 11 0 832

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at South Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 553 36.0 15.3 n/a
1989 588 38.0 15.4 n/a
1990 597 39.8 15.0 n/a
1991 630 40.2 15.6 n/a
1992 620 41.3 15.0 n/a
1993 618 45.2 13.7 n/a
1994 635 46.5 13.7 n/a
1995 632 48.5 13.0 n/a
1996 632 48.5 13.0 n/a
1997 666 48.4 13.8 n/a
1998 681 51.5 13.2 n/a
1999 740 54.0 13.7 n/a
2000 782 56.0 14.0 n/a
2001 851 60.0 14.2 n/a
2002 875 67.0 13.1 6.7
2003 875 67.0 13.1 6.7
2004 858 63.5 13.5 6.9
2005 865 64.3 13.5 7.3
2006 846 63.8 13.3 7
2007 874 61.0 14.3 7.2
2008 851 54.0 15.8 7
2009 903 64.0 14.1 7.9
2010 883 63.0 14.0 10.1
2011 891 61.0 14.6 11
2012 857 61.0 14.0 10.2
2013 898 104.7 8.5 7.9
2014 861 69.9 12.3 7.1
2015 867 70.0 12.3 6.6
2016 831 68.0 12.2 7.1
2017 896 67.1 13.3 4.9
2018 904 65.7 13.7 11.1
2019 879 64.0 13.7 10.9
2020 846 63.0 13.4 10
2021 832 n/a n/a n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio South Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 553 36.0 15.3 n/a
1989 588 38.0 15.4 n/a
1990 597 39.8 15.0 n/a
1991 630 40.2 15.6 n/a
1992 620 41.3 15.0 n/a
1993 618 45.2 13.7 n/a
1994 635 46.5 13.7 n/a
1995 632 48.5 13.0 n/a
1996 632 48.5 13.0 n/a
1997 666 48.4 13.8 n/a
1998 681 51.5 13.2 n/a
1999 740 54.0 13.7 n/a
2000 782 56.0 14.0 n/a
2001 851 60.0 14.2 n/a
2002 875 67.0 13.1 6.7
2003 875 67.0 13.1 6.7
2004 858 63.5 13.5 6.9
2005 865 64.3 13.5 7.3
2006 846 63.8 13.3 7
2007 874 61.0 14.3 7.2
2008 851 54.0 15.8 7
2009 903 64.0 14.1 7.9
2010 883 63.0 14.0 10.1
2011 891 61.0 14.6 11
2012 857 61.0 14.0 10.2
2013 898 104.7 8.5 7.9
2014 861 69.9 12.3 7.1
2015 867 70.0 12.3 6.6
2016 831 68.0 12.2 7.1
2017 896 67.1 13.3 4.9
2018 904 65.7 13.7 11.1
2019 879 64.0 13.7 10.9
2020 846 63.0 13.4 10
2021 832 n/a n/a n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

South Middle School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
201599.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.8%98.5%99.4%
201699.5%99.6%99.6%99.5%99.6%99.4%33.5%
201799.7%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.6%100.0%66.3%
201899.5%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.5%99.7%98.4%
201999.1%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.0%98.9%99.2%97.5%
202199.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.4%98.9%99.3%96.4%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
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Per Pupil Expenditures for South Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $621 (4.6%) $12,947 (95.4%) $13,568
2020 $682 (4.7%) $13,983 (95.3%) $14,666
2021 $897 (5.8%) $14,644 (94.2%) $15,541

Data source: Illinois Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on South Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 68th of 1381 Middle schoolsRanks 99th of 1241 Middle schools
 3.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (South Middle School)60.246.2
 14%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Arlington Heights School District 25)57.743.6
 14.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)3530.4
 4.6%
6th Grade Mathematics (South Middle School)59.238.3
 20.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Arlington Heights School District 25)51.142.1
 9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)25.321.9
 3.4%
7th Grade English Language Arts (South Middle School)61.654.2
 7.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Arlington Heights School District 25)63.345.5
 17.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)41.233.4
 7.8%
7th Grade Mathematics (South Middle School)54.145.6
 8.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Arlington Heights School District 25)57.143.9
 13.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.926.4
 3.5%
8th Grade English Language Arts (South Middle School)71.554.2
 17.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Arlington Heights School District 25)68.753.4
 15.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)39.634.5
 5.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (South Middle School)56.445.9
 10.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Arlington Heights School District 25)55.240.6
 14.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)32.626.4
 6.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students879832
 5.3%
African American610
 66.7%
American Indian22
Asian4556
 24.4%
Hispanic8380
 3.6%
Pacific Islander03
Two or More Races4011
 72.5%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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