South Middle

Westfield Middle School - South has a Schoolwide Title 1 Program - every student is considered a Title 1 student and benefits from parts of the program. South Middle School has developed a schoolwide plan which allows Title 1 funds to be combined with other federal funds to upgrade the overall educational program of the school. All staff, resources, and classes are part of the overall Schoolwide program. 
Title 1 funds are used to supplement (add to) district programs. They are additional resources to provide services beyond the basic educational program of a school and school district. In 2013 the Title 1 program began investing in new, computer-based math and reading programs, and the professional development of staff in these new methods of learning. Read 180 / System 44 and ST Math and Math 180 combine classroom instruction and hands-on experiences for students to provide instruction that address each students strengths and weaknesses.These programs are being gradually introduced throughout the district, as funds and training permit.  

Title 1 funds or supports through professional development, many programs at South Middle School School, including:
- A mentoring program offering academic, social and emotional support
- Small group mathematics assistance from a math specialist who provides
  classroom support and intervention
- Read 180 and System 44 remedial reading programs
- Math 180
- FastMath
- Fraction Nation
- Extended Day/Out of Schooltime programs for students having difficulty
  meeting grade-level expectations
- A Summer Bridges summer school program

- Family nights and parent resources

 
2016-2017 Home-School Learning Compact
A Home School Learning Compact is a written agreement between the school, parent/guardian and student which defines the responsibilities of each in promoting student success. Compacts are required for schools receiving Title 1 funds.

South Middle School Family Involvement Policy -
Each Title 1 school has a family involvement policy which outlines the school community's goals for family involvement and the ways they will work to engage families in the educational process. 

MCAS, NCLB and South Middle School
Massachusetts schools and districts are now classified on a five-level scale, with the highest performing in Level 1 and lowest performing in Level 5. South Middle School is a Level 3 school. Schools are classified into Level 3 if they are among the lowest 20 percent relative to other schools in their grade span statewide, if one or more subgroups in the school are among the lowest performing 20% of subgroups relative to all subgroups statewide, if they have persistently low graduation rates (less than 60% for any subgroup over a four-year period), or if they have very low MCAS participation rates for any group (less than 90%).

View the South Middle School Accountability Data
View the Student Achievement Level Data for South Middle School