Southern High School

Southern High School serves 1,098 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Southern High School operates within the Anne Arundel County Public s School District.
The school district's 81% graduation rate is lower than the MD state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 1098 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2009)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,098 students
Southern High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 69 teachers
Southern High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Southern High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Southern High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
6%
Southern High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
4%
11%
Southern High School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
13%
37%
Southern High School Black (1989-2012)
White
77%
43%
Southern High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Southern High School Sch Ethnicity Southern High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.39 0.68
Southern High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
16%
35%
Southern High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
7%
Southern High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 79,190 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 81% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Anne Arundel County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
121
29
Number of Students Managed 79,190 17,449
Anne Arundel County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate 81% 85%
Anne Arundel County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,031 MM $244 MM
Anne Arundel County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,085 MM $238 MM
Anne Arundel County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,999 $14,580
Anne Arundel County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,733 $14,228
Anne Arundel County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is South River High School (5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Southern Middle School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lothian Elementary School (2.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lothian Lothian Elementary School
    5175 Solomons Island Rd
    Lothian , MD , 20711
    (410)222-1697
    2.9  mi  |  449  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Lothian Southern Middle School
    5235 Solomons Island Rd
    Lothian , MD , 20711
    (410)222-1659
    3.1  mi  |  786  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Davidsonville Davidsonville Elementary School
    962 Central Ave West
    Davidsonville , MD , 21035
    (410)222-1655
    3.6  mi  |  589  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Edgewater South River High School
    201 Central Ave East
    Edgewater , MD , 21037
    (410)956-5600
    5  mi  |  2191  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Edgewater Center Of Applied Technology-south
    Vocational School
    211 Central Ave East
    Edgewater , MD , 21037
    (410)956-5900
    Vocational School
    5  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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Anne Arundel County, MD public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.52, which is lower than the Maryland average of 0.68. The most diverse school district in Anne Arundel County is Anne Arundel County Public Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Maryland or national school diversity statistics.