South Sioux City Middle School

Summary:

South Sioux City Middle School is a public middle school serving grades 6-8 in the diverse community of South Sioux City, Nebraska. With a majority Hispanic student population (63.65% in 2022-2023), the school faces unique challenges in supporting its economically disadvantaged student body, as evidenced by the high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (73.87% in 2022-2023).

Academically, South Sioux City Middle School's performance on state assessments lags behind the state averages, with proficiency rates ranging from 38% to 60% in English Language Arts and 36% to 63% in Mathematics, compared to state averages of 55% to 62% and 57% to 61%, respectively. However, the school's spending per student has increased over the years, reaching $16,673 in 2022-2023, which may reflect efforts to support its diverse and economically disadvantaged population. Interestingly, the school's performance varies significantly among different student subgroups, with African American and Hispanic students generally outperforming the overall school average, while White and Special Education students tend to perform worse.

Despite the challenges, the school has shown some strengths, such as its ranking for English Language Learner (ELL) support, which has fluctuated between 1st out of 2 Nebraska middle schools in 2021-2022 to 18th out of 35 in 2022-2023, and its strong performance with migrant students, ranking 1st out of 9 Nebraska middle schools in 2018-2019. However, the school's overall ranking among Nebraska middle schools has declined over the years, from 138th out of 225 in 2017-2018 to 193rd out of 238 in 2022-2023, suggesting the need for continued focus on improving educational outcomes for all students, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 3625 G Street
       South Sioux City, NE  68776-3466


(402) 494-3061

District: So Sioux City Community Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
193rd of 238 Nebraska Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,673 Help


Students who attend South Sioux City Middle School usually attend:

High:    South Sioux High School

Feeder schools for South Sioux City Middle School:

Elementary:    Cardinal Elementary School
    Covington Elementary School
    Dakota City Elementary School
    Harney Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  13.3 Help
Number of students:  773

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
63.6%
White:
15.9%
African American:
9.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.9% Help


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Compare Details South Sioux City Middle School ranks worse than 81.1% of middle schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.42. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (63.6%), White (15.9%), African American (9.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 73.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at South Sioux City Middle School is 13.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at South Sioux City Middle School is $16,673.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

South Sioux City Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks South Sioux City Middle School 193rd of 238 Nebraska public middle schools. (See South Sioux City Middle School in the ranking list.)

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So Sioux City Community Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks So Sioux City Community Schools 187th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for South Sioux City Middle School

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Rank History for all students at South Sioux City Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 46.34 146th 226 35.4%
2007 40.60 165th 227 27.3%
2008 61.38 95th 245 61.2%
2009 54.05 135th 243 44.4%
2010 32.53 208th 254 18.1%
2011 10.82 232nd 246 5.7%
2012 16.52 237th 255 7.1%
2013 21.37 228th 248 8.1%
2014 26.02 217th 252 13.9%
2015 32.39 202nd 256 21.1%
2016 33.20 192nd 255 24.7%
2017 29.28 186th 236 21.2%
2018 41.79 138th 225 38.7%
2019 42.13 156th 247 36.8%
2021 40.13 144th 223 35.4%
2022 33.35 187th 249 24.9%
2023 27.42 193rd 238 18.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at South Sioux City Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 75.47 3rd 17 82.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at South Sioux City Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.36 4th 22 81.8%
2019 54.94 3rd 15 80.0%
2021 52.41 11th 27 59.3%
2022 71.03 1st 2 50.0%
2023 46.46 18th 35 48.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at South Sioux City Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.19 19th 44 56.8%
2019 52.31 19th 52 63.5%
2021 28.13 28th 40 30.0%
2023 19.48 54th 70 22.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at South Sioux City Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.99 63rd 120 47.5%
2019 54.57 57th 123 53.7%
2021 60.51 36th 115 68.7%
2022 52.16 65th 118 44.9%
2023 47.12 88th 144 38.9%
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Rank History for Migrant students at South Sioux City Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 80.66 1st 9 88.9%
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Rank History for Female students at South Sioux City Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.69 87th 147 40.8%
2019 37.44 106th 156 32.1%
2021 38.04 91st 137 33.6%
2022 36.54 109th 150 27.3%
2023 29.13 108th 146 26.0%
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Rank History for Male students at South Sioux City Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.84 93rd 141 34.0%
2019 44.77 95th 153 37.9%
2021 39.86 90th 144 37.5%
2022 30.80 122nd 160 23.8%
2023 29.41 123rd 156 21.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at South Sioux City Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 40.19 7th 12 41.7%
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Rank History for African American students at South Sioux City Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 66.19 11th 24 54.2%
2021 77.97 4th 18 77.8%
2022 74.65 4th 24 83.3%
2023 80.62 5th 30 83.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at South Sioux City Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.05 11th 56 80.4%
2019 71.50 14th 62 77.4%
2021 71.90 13th 59 78.0%
2022 64.65 17th 61 72.1%
2023 62.00 29th 67 56.7%
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Rank History for White students at South Sioux City Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.90 103rd 203 49.3%
2019 53.88 95th 222 57.2%
2021 51.23 91st 204 55.4%
2022 31.40 177th 234 24.4%
2023 45.43 123rd 217 43.3%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for South Sioux City Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 394 3 24 21 4 n/a n/a 0 446
1989 405 3 15 28 7 n/a n/a 0 458
1990 423 10 29 6 5 n/a n/a 0 473
1991 419 1 16 34 8 n/a n/a 0 478
1992 420 2 17 39 15 n/a n/a 0 493
1993 442 2 19 59 8 n/a n/a 0 530
1994 341 1 14 60 14 n/a n/a 0 430
1995 293 6 25 105 14 n/a n/a 0 443
1996 293 6 25 105 14 n/a n/a 0 443
1997 329 4 25 101 16 n/a n/a 0 475
1998 290 4 23 107 19 n/a n/a 0 443
1999 277 4 24 68 20 n/a n/a 71 464
2000 270 8 27 144 18 n/a n/a 0 467
2001 253 5 22 175 16 n/a n/a 0 471
2002 368 15 22 339 35 n/a n/a 0 779
2003 368 15 22 339 35 n/a n/a 0 779
2004 379 17 20 353 32 n/a n/a 0 801
2005 362 16 21 365 37 n/a n/a 0 801
2006 343 16 18 397 47 n/a n/a 0 821
2007 282 15 25 408 30 n/a n/a 0 760
2008 254 10 25 416 32 n/a n/a 0 737
2009 255 12 28 451 32 n/a n/a 0 778
2010 240 21 33 501 40 n/a n/a 0 835
2011 229 18 32 531 27 1 32 0 870
2012 198 21 27 525 35 1 25 0 832
2013 195 32 26 526 29 0 17 0 825
2014 191 32 22 558 27 1 16 0 847
2015 196 34 23 528 24 2 19 0 826
2016 182 34 21 525 25 3 25 0 815
2017 186 33 24 515 24 4 28 0 814
2018 168 55 26 535 23 3 29 0 839
2019 158 56 28 514 19 8 25 0 808
2020 133 56 36 540 23 10 26 0 824
2021 121 59 33 533 23 10 32 0 811
2022 116 60 23 562 28 12 26 0 827
2023 123 74 18 492 25 16 25 0 773

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 Sioux City Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 446 22.8 19.5 25.3
1989 458 23.9 19.1 25.5
1990 473 25.9 18.2 24.9
1991 478 25.9 18.4 25.7
1992 493 26.9 18.3 24.3
1993 530 28.1 18.9 23.8
1994 430 23.3 18.5 24.9
1995 443 25.5 17.4 28.2
1996 443 25.5 17.4 28.2
1997 475 24.0 19.8 27.8
1998 443 25.1 17.6 29.6
1999 464 26.6 17.4 51.9
2000 467 26.5 17.6 48.4
2001 471 26.5 17.8 44.8
2002 779 49.3 15.8 35.9
2003 779 49.3 15.8 35.9
2004 801 52.3 15.3 42.4
2005 801 56.5 14.2 46.9
2006 821 56.6 14.5 41.2
2007 760 55.5 13.7 44.5
2008 737 56.8 13.0 58.8
2009 778 57.9 13.4 60.4
2010 835 58.0 14.4 65.3
2011 870 58.6 14.8 70
2012 832 59.0 14.0 72.1
2013 825 59.7 13.8 74.8
2014 847 62.0 13.6 69.9
2015 826 63.0 13.1 68.9
2016 815 64.0 12.7 68.8
2017 814 61.5 13.2 67.6
2018 839 62.5 13.4 66
2019 808 62.4 12.9 66
2020 824 62.9 13.0 72.5
2021 811 63.0 12.8 70.3
2022 827 61.0 13.5 59.9
2023 773 57.9 13.3 73.9

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 South Sioux City Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 446 22.8 19.5 25.3
1989 458 23.9 19.1 25.5
1990 473 25.9 18.2 24.9
1991 478 25.9 18.4 25.7
1992 493 26.9 18.3 24.3
1993 530 28.1 18.9 23.8
1994 430 23.3 18.5 24.9
1995 443 25.5 17.4 28.2
1996 443 25.5 17.4 28.2
1997 475 24.0 19.8 27.8
1998 443 25.1 17.6 29.6
1999 464 26.6 17.4 51.9
2000 467 26.5 17.6 48.4
2001 471 26.5 17.8 44.8
2002 779 49.3 15.8 35.9
2003 779 49.3 15.8 35.9
2004 801 52.3 15.3 42.4
2005 801 56.5 14.2 46.9
2006 821 56.6 14.5 41.2
2007 760 55.5 13.7 44.5
2008 737 56.8 13.0 58.8
2009 778 57.9 13.4 60.4
2010 835 58.0 14.4 65.3
2011 870 58.6 14.8 70
2012 832 59.0 14.0 72.1
2013 825 59.7 13.8 74.8
2014 847 62.0 13.6 69.9
2015 826 63.0 13.1 68.9
2016 815 64.0 12.7 68.8
2017 814 61.5 13.2 67.6
2018 839 62.5 13.4 66
2019 808 62.4 12.9 66
2020 824 62.9 13.0 72.5
2021 811 63.0 12.8 70.3
2022 827 61.0 13.5 59.9
2023 773 57.9 13.3 73.9

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for South Sioux City Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $262 (2.0%) $11,798 (89.7%) $13,151
2020 $225 (1.7%) $11,803 (90.0%) $13,116
2021 $875 (6.0%) $12,484 (86.2%) $14,478
2022 $914 (6.1%) $12,981 (86.5%) $15,010
2023 $1,064 (6.4%) $14,300 (85.8%) $16,673

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

Impact of COVID-19 on South Sioux City Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 156th of 247 Middle schoolsRanks 193rd of 238 Middle schools
 17.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (South Sioux City Middle School)4438
 6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (So Sioux City Community Schools)4438
 6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4955
 6%
6th Grade Mathematics (South Sioux City Middle School)6636
 30%
   6th Grade Mathematics (So Sioux City Community Schools)6636
 30%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5557
 2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (South Sioux City Middle School)4147
 6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (So Sioux City Community Schools)4147
 6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4954
 5%
7th Grade Mathematics (South Sioux City Middle School)6063
 3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (So Sioux City Community Schools)6063
 3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)4866
 18%
8th Grade English Language Arts (South Sioux City Middle School)3860
 22%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (So Sioux City Community Schools)3860
 22%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5062
 12%
8th Grade Mathematics (South Sioux City Middle School)5261
 9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (So Sioux City Community Schools)5261
 9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)4761
 14%
8th Grade Science (South Sioux City Middle School)4960
 11%
   8th Grade Science (So Sioux City Community Schools)4960
 11%
   8th Grade Science (Nebraska)6264
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students808773
 4.3%
African American5674
 32.1%
American Indian1925
 31.6%
Asian2818
 35.7%
Hispanic514492
 4.3%
Pacific Islander816
 100%
White158123
 22.2%
Two or More Races2525
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66%73.9%
 7.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about South Sioux City Middle School

Students at South Sioux City Middle School are 64% Hispanic, 16% White, 10% African American, 3% American Indian, 3% Two or more races, 2% Asian, 2% Pacific Islander.

In the 2022-23 school year, 773 students attended South Sioux City Middle School.

South Sioux City Middle School ranks in the bottom 18.9% of Nebraska middle schools.

Students who attend South Sioux City Middle School usually go on to attend South Sioux High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Nebraska Department of Education.

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