South Highlands Middle School
8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About South Highlands Middle School
South Highlands Middle School is a public middle school located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is part of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System and serves students in grades 6-8. The school has a long history of academic excellence, with a strong focus on preparing students for college and career.
The school offers a wide range of academic and extracurricular activities, from traditional core classes to electives such as art, music, and physical education. South Highlands Middle School also offers a variety of clubs and organizations for students to participate in, including the National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, and a variety of sports teams.
The school is committed to creating a safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environment for all students. The school has a diverse student body and staff, and is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment.
South Highlands Middle School is a great choice for students looking for a high-quality middle school education. The school provides a rigorous curriculum and a welcoming environment for students to learn and grow.
700 Bernard Street
Union Springs, AL 36089
5 – 8
Overview South Highlands Middle School
South Highlands Middle School serves 482 students in grades 5-8.
South Highlands Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤1% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 13% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
Verdict on South Highlands Middle School
South Highlands Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of South Highlands Middle School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.