Southern High School

Southern High School serves 1,059 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Southern High School operates within the Anne Arundel County School District.
The school district's 81% graduation rate is lower than the MD state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 1059 students has declined by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2009)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,059 students
Southern High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 66 teachers
Southern High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Southern High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.39. 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 (1987-2013)
Hispanic
4%
12%
Southern High School Black Students (2000-2013)
Black
12%
36%
Southern High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
79%
42%
Southern High School White Students (1989-2013)
Two or more races
5%
3%
Southern High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Southern High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.36 0.39
Southern High School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
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%
36%
Southern High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2013)
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%
6%
Southern High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 80,657 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 81% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $13,999 is less than the state average of $14,580. The district revenue/student has grown by 33% over four years.
The district spending/student of $14,733 is higher than the state average of $14,228. The district spending/student has grown by 39% over four years.
School District Name Anne Arundel County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
121
29
Number of Students Managed 80,657 15,634
Anne Arundel County School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 81% 85%
Anne Arundel County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,031 MM $244 MM
Anne Arundel County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,085 MM $238 MM
Anne Arundel County School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,999 $14,580
Anne Arundel County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,733 $14,228
Anne Arundel County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 Grades Students
  • LothianLothian Elementary School
    5175 Solomons Island Rd
    LothianMD 20711
    (410)222-1697
    2.9 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 471 students                      
  • LothianSouthern Middle School
    5235 Solomons Island Rd
    LothianMD 20711
    (410)222-1659
    3.1 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 793 students                      
  • DavidsonvilleDavidsonville Elementary School
    962 Central Ave West
    DavidsonvilleMD 21035
    (410)222-1655
    3.6 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 683 students                      
  • EdgewaterSouth River High School
    201 Central Ave East
    EdgewaterMD 21037
    (410)956-5600
    5 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 2228 students                      
  • EdgewaterCenter Of Applied Technology-south
    Vocational School
    211 Central Ave East
    EdgewaterMD 21037
    (410)956-5900
    Vocational School

    5 mi | Gr. 9-12 | n/a students                      

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