Southwestern Middle School

Public 6-8

 169 S Main Cross St
       Hanover, IN  47243


(812) 866-6244

District: Southwestern-Jefferson County Con

SchoolDigger Rank:
354th of 489 Indiana Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,171 Help


Students who attend Southwestern Middle School usually attend:

High:    Southwestern High School

Feeder schools for Southwestern Middle School:

Elementary:    Southwestern Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.7 Help
Number of students:  275

Racial breakdown:

White:
90.2%
Hispanic:
6.9%
Two or more races:
2.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.3% Help


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Compare Details Southwestern Middle School ranks worse than 72.4% of middle schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.21. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (90.2%), Hispanic (6.9%), two or more races (2.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 63.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Southwestern Middle School is 11.7. (See more...)
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Compare Southwestern Middle School employs 23.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Southwestern Middle School is $9,171.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Southwestern Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Southwestern Middle School 354th of 489 Indiana public middle schools. (See Southwestern Middle School in the ranking list.)

Southwestern-Jefferson County Con:

SchoolDigger ranks Southwestern-Jefferson County Con 242nd of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Southwestern Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 40.95 330th 485 32.0%
2016 36.84 362nd 494 26.7%
2017 29.79 370th 472 21.6%
2018 33.26 355th 473 24.9%
2019 28.60 357th 470 24.0%
2021 30.89 341st 483 29.4%
2022 30.26 351st 490 28.4%
2023 28.21 355th 489 27.4%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Southwestern Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2013 281 2 1 6 0 0 4 0 294
2014 268 2 0 10 0 0 6 0 286
2015 285 3 0 6 0 0 9 0 303
2016 309 2 0 10 0 0 9 0 330
2017 308 2 0 12 0 0 13 0 335
2018 285 1 2 19 0 0 11 0 318
2019 263 2 2 20 0 1 8 0 296
2020 276 0 3 21 0 0 6 0 306
2021 277 0 1 19 0 1 7 0 305
2022 283 0 1 19 0 0 9 0 312
2023 248 2 0 19 0 0 6 0 275

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 Southwestern Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 294 24.0 12.2 49.7
2014 286 22.0 13.0 52.1
2015 303 24.0 12.6 52.8
2016 330 24.0 13.7 56.7
2017 335 25.0 13.4 56.7
2018 318 27.0 11.7 57.9
2019 296 24.0 12.3 55.7
2020 306 26.0 11.7 52.3
2021 305 26.0 11.7 53.8
2022 312 23.0 13.5 55.4
2023 275 23.5 11.7 63.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Southwestern Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 294 24.0 12.2 49.7
2014 286 22.0 13.0 52.1
2015 303 24.0 12.6 52.8
2016 330 24.0 13.7 56.7
2017 335 25.0 13.4 56.7
2018 318 27.0 11.7 57.9
2019 296 24.0 12.3 55.7
2020 306 26.0 11.7 52.3
2021 305 26.0 11.7 53.8
2022 312 23.0 13.5 55.4
2023 275 23.5 11.7 63.3

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Southwestern Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $19 (0.2%) $7,884 (99.8%) $7,902
2020 $25 (0.3%) $8,136 (99.7%) $8,162
2021 $567 (6.6%) $8,010 (93.4%) $8,577
2022 $1,172 (12.8%) $7,999 (87.2%) $9,171

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Southwestern Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 357th of 470 Middle schoolsRanks 355th of 489 Middle schools
 3.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Southwestern Middle School)33.730.6
 3.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Southwestern-Jefferson County Con)33.730.6
 3.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (Southwestern Middle School)14.720
 5.3%
   6th Grade Math (Southwestern-Jefferson County Con)14.720
 5.3%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (Southwestern Middle School)43.223.5
 19.7%
   6th Grade Science (Southwestern-Jefferson County Con)43.223.5
 19.7%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.2
 10.4%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Southwestern Middle School)28.623.7
 4.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Southwestern-Jefferson County Con)28.623.7
 4.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)49.739.5
 10.2%
7th Grade Math (Southwestern Middle School)22.68.3
 14.4%
   7th Grade Math (Southwestern-Jefferson County Con)22.68.3
 14.4%
   7th Grade Math (Indiana)4232.9
 9.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Southwestern Middle School)42.333.7
 8.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Southwestern-Jefferson County Con)42.333.7
 8.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)50.743.8
 6.9%
8th Grade Math (Southwestern Middle School)34.617.9
 16.7%
   8th Grade Math (Southwestern-Jefferson County Con)34.617.9
 16.7%
   8th Grade Math (Indiana)3831.4
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students296275
 7.1%
African American22
American Indian00
Asian20
 100%
Hispanic2019
 5%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White263248
 5.7%
Two or More Races86
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients55.7%63.3%
 7.5%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 275 students attended Southwestern Middle School.

Southwestern Middle School ranks 354th of 489 Indiana middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students at Southwestern Middle School are 90% White, 7% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

Students who attend Southwestern Middle School usually go on to attend Southwestern High School


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