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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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South Middle School is a highly rated, public school located in Arlington Heights, IL. It has 896 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.

South Middle School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$87,790
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,260
National
$949
Median Home Value
$340,300
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
896
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,297
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%
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students are fighting, kids aren't getting enough study time for Spanish, and everyone here wants out.
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South is a diverse school. There are many opportunities for anyone to become involved in numerous activities, and everyone is accepted.
Updated bldg., facilities and technology. The counselors are very involved, but, by design, less parent involvement in Middle School.