South Side High School

South Side High School serves 395 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is less than the state average of 29%.
South Side High School operates within the South Side Area School District.
The school district's 91% graduation rate is higher than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 395 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 395 students
South Side High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
South Side High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade South Side High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.83. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 14:1
South Side High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
South Side High School Asian (1988-1996)
Hispanic
n/a
8%
Black
n/a
16%
South Side High School Black (1992-2012)
White
98%
71%
South Side High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups South Side High School Sch Ethnicity South Side 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.
0.04 0.83
South Side High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
19%
34%
South Side High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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.
6%
6%
South Side High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,190 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 91% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name South Side Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 1,190 1,526
South Side Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 91% 88%
South Side Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $22 MM n/a
South Side Area   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $20 MM n/a
South Side Area   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $17,577 $0
South Side Area   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,960 $0
South Side Area   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (4.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is South Side Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is South Side Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Hookstown South Side Middle School
    4949 State Route 151
    Hookstown , PA , 15050
    (724)573-9581
    0  mi  |  292  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Hookstown South Side Elementary School
    4949 State Route 151
    Hookstown , PA , 15050
    (724)573-9581
    0  mi  |  503  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Midland Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School
    Charter School
    1200 Midland Ave
    Midland , PA , 15059
    (724)643-1180
    Charter School
    4.7  mi  |  10559  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Midland Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School
    Charter School
    One Lincoln Park
    Midland , PA , 15059
    (724)643-9004
    Charter School
    5  mi  |  573  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Midland Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Midland El/ms
    173 7th St
    Midland , PA , 15059
    (724)643-5094
    5.3  mi  |  357  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

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