Southside High School

Southside High School serves 1,597 students in grades 10-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the AR average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 37%.
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 1597 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 102 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Total Students 1,597 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 102 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.31. 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
1%
1%
Asian
6%
1%
Hispanic
11%
10%
Black
6%
23%
White
68%
63%
Two or more races
8%
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.52 0.31
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.
8%
9%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,374 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,875 is higher than the state average of $9,870. The district revenue/student has grown by 19% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,111 is less than the state average of $10,243. The district spending/student has grown by 20% over four years.
School District Name Fort Smith School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
3
Number of Students Managed 14,374 925
Graduation Rate 72% 76%
District Total Revenue $138 MM $9 MM
District Spending $141 MM $10 MM
District Revenue / Student $9,875 $9,870
District Spending / Student $10,111 $10,243
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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort SmithRaymond F. Orr Elementary School
    3609 Phoenix St
    Fort SmithAR 72903
    (479)646-3711
    0.8 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 427 students                      
  • Fort SmithFairview Elementary School
    2400 South Dallas
    Fort SmithAR 72901
    (479)783-3214
    1.1 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 636 students                      
  • Fort SmithBonneville Elementary School
    2500 South Waldron Rd
    Fort SmithAR 72903
    (479)478-3161
    1.1 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 362 students                      
  • Fort SmithRamsey Junior High School
    3201 Jenny Lind Rd
    Fort SmithAR 72901
    (479)783-5115
    1.4 mi | Gr. 6-9 | 936 students                      
  • Fort SmithCarnall Elementary School
    2524 South Tulsa St
    Fort SmithAR 72901
    (479)646-3612
    1.5 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 307 students                      

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