Located in So Sioux City, Nebraska, South Sioux City Middle School, is a Dakota County school. Serving grades 6-8, the school has 814 students and a student–teacher ratio of 13 students per teacher.
This school performs average when compared to other Nebraska schools. South Sioux City Middle School received an overall grade of B- from The School Review. When compared to other middle schools, the school ranks 85 for Nebraska.
The school data used in our analysis is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.
A number of factors, including Nebraska standardized test scores, are used to determine a school’s academics grade. South Sioux City Middle School performs slightly below average compared to other Nebraska middle schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is C.
A school’s learning environment is scored by looking at many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. South Sioux City Middle School earned a grade of B- for learning environment. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other middle schools in Nebraska.
A school’s safety score is determined by inspecting factors such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. For safety, South Sioux City Middle School performs slightly above average when compared to other middle schools in Nebraska and earned the grade of B+ for this measure.
Basic student body information from South Sioux City Middle School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when determining its performance.
You can view the closest middle schools to South Sioux City Middle School below. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. For a complete list of schools in So Sioux City, go to the So Sioux City, Nebraska schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||East Middle School||B-||C+||B-||B-|
|2||West Middle School||C||C-||B||C+|
|3||Sergeant Bluff-Luton Middle School||B+||A-||B||A|
|4||North Middle School||C-||C-||C||C+|
|5||Dakota Valley Middle School||A-||A-||C||A+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.