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Southern Middle School (leave a review)
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+1 (606) 679-6855

200 Enterprise Dr

Somerset, Kentucky


About Southern Middle School
6th Grade - 8th Grade

Southern Middle School is one of 14 schools in the Pulaski County district of Kentucky.

A relatively large school, it has an enrolment of 975 students from 6th Grade to 8th Grade and is classified as a regular school.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

At Southern Middle School, the average teaching salary of $48,410 is lower than the Kentucky state average of $53,125.

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Students by Year Group
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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 pupilPupil teacher ratioAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Southern Elementary School689$8,64515.93$49,7820.21
Pulaski County Area Technology Center0
Southwestern High School1220$7,81717.55$48,9140.11
Oak Hill Elementary School531$7,91218.15$48,3440.2
Memorial Education Center225$4,8550.19

Southern Elementary School

Number of pupils689
Funding per pupil$8,645
Pupil teacher ratio15.93
Average teacher salary$49,782
Diversity index0.21

Pulaski County Area Technology Center

Number of pupils0
Funding per pupil
Pupil teacher ratio
Average teacher salary
Diversity index

Southwestern High School

Number of pupils1220
Funding per pupil$7,817
Pupil teacher ratio17.55
Average teacher salary$48,914
Diversity index0.11

Oak Hill Elementary School

Number of pupils531
Funding per pupil$7,912
Pupil teacher ratio18.15
Average teacher salary$48,344
Diversity index0.2

Memorial Education Center

Number of pupils225
Funding per pupil$4,855
Pupil teacher ratio
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.19
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Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Southern Elementary School0.19 miles
Pulaski County Area Technology Center2.02 miles
Southwestern High School2.51 miles
Oak Hill Elementary School2.87 miles
Memorial Education Center3.62 miles
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Rankings within Kentucky
There are 1564 schools in Kentucky.
106thlargest school
121sthighest number of FTE teachers
1333rdlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1018thhighest average teaching salary
680thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
245thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
894thhighest diversity index
1186thhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races10
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander11
American Indian or Aslaskan Native3
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 975 students, with a diversity index of 0.15

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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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*All data shown corresponds to the 2015-16 academic year unless otherwise stated.