Southside High School

Southside High School serves 1,557 students in grades 10-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the AR average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.
Southside High School operates within the Fort Smith School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is lower than the AR state average of 76%.

Overview

The student population of 1557 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 99 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Total Students 1,557 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 99 teachers
Southside High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Southside 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 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AR) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 13:1
American Indian
2%
1%
Asian
5%
1%
Hispanic
9%
10%
Black
6%
22%
White
70%
64%
All Ethnic Groups Southside High School Sch Ethnicity Southside 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.
0.49 0.30
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.
28%
52%
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.
6%
9%
Southside High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,146 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Fort Smith School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
3
Number of Students Managed 14,146 938
Fort Smith   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 72% 76%
Fort Smith   School District Graduation Rate (1993-2009)
District Total Revenue $138 MM $9 MM
Fort Smith   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $141 MM $10 MM
Fort Smith   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,875 $9,870
Fort Smith   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,111 $10,243
Fort Smith   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Northside High School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ramsey Junior High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Raymond F. Orr Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Fort SmithRaymond F. Orr Elementary School
    3609 Phoenix St
    Fort SmithAR 72903
    (479)646-3711
    0.8 mi | 417 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • Fort SmithFairview Elementary School
    2400 South Dallas
    Fort SmithAR 72901
    (479)783-3214
    1.1 mi | 637 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • Fort SmithBonneville Elementary School
    2500 South Waldron Rd
    Fort SmithAR 72903
    (479)478-3161
    1.1 mi | 369 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • Fort SmithRamsey Junior High School
    3201 Jenny Lind Rd
    Fort SmithAR 72901
    (479)783-5115
    1.4 mi | 925 students | Gr. 7-9                      
  • Fort SmithCarnall Elementary School
    2524 South Tulsa St
    Fort SmithAR 72901
    (479)646-3612
    1.5 mi | 282 students | Gr. KG-6                      

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Did You Know?
Fort Smith, AR 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 0.54, which is higher than the Arkansas average of 0.31. The most diverse school in Fort Smith is Northside High School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arkansas or national school diversity statistics.