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Southern Middle School (leave a review)
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+1 (859) 381-3582

400 Wilson-downing Rd

Lexington, Kentucky


About Southern Middle School
6th Grade - 8th Grade

Southern Middle School is one of 76 schools in the Fayette County Public Schools district of Kentucky.

A relatively average sized school, it has an enrolment of 623 students from 6th Grade to 8th Grade and is classified as a regular school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

At Southern Middle School, the average teaching salary of $61,033 is higher than the Kentucky state average of $53,125.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Program not provided

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Southern Middle School 623$2,72215$61,0330.60
Southern Elementary School (0.14 miles) 625$3,03114$64,5320.66
Lansdowne Elementary School (0.72 miles) 704$2,54514$60,7160.62
Millcreek Elementary School (1.36 miles) 543$3,67713$53,8710.67
Veterans Park Elementary School (1.48 miles) 653$2,82816$59,5650.30
Julius Marks Elementary School (1.76 miles) 679$2,82215$55,7680.66

Southern Middle School

Number of pupils623
Funding per pupil$2,722
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$61,033
Diversity index0.60

Southern Elementary School (0.14 miles)

Number of pupils625
Funding per pupil$3,031
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$64,532
Diversity index0.66

Lansdowne Elementary School (0.72 miles)

Number of pupils704
Funding per pupil$2,545
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$60,716
Diversity index0.62

Millcreek Elementary School (1.36 miles)

Number of pupils543
Funding per pupil$3,677
Pupils per teacher13
Average teacher salary$53,871
Diversity index0.67

Veterans Park Elementary School (1.48 miles)

Number of pupils653
Funding per pupil$2,828
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$59,565
Diversity index0.30

Julius Marks Elementary School (1.76 miles)

Number of pupils679
Funding per pupil$2,822
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$55,768
Diversity index0.66
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Rankings within Kentucky
There are 1,564 schools in Kentucky. Rankings don't always go up to 1,564 because some schools have missing data.
356thlargest school
251sthighest number of FTE teachers
550thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
190thhighest average teaching salary
941sthighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
727thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
146thhighest diversity index
1332ndhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

6th Grade - 8th Grade: 6 hours

Kindergarten: 170 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 170 days

12th Grade: 170 days

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