South Lakes High School

South Lakes High School serves 2,340 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
South Lakes High School operates within the Fairfax County Public s School District.
The school district's 90% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 2340 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 165 teachers has grown by 47% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,340 students
South Lakes High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 165 teachers
South Lakes High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade South Lakes High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is less than the state average of 0.84. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
South Lakes High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
11%
6%
South Lakes High School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
19%
12%
South Lakes High School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
16%
25%
South Lakes High School Black (1993-2012)
White
46%
53%
South Lakes High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups South Lakes High School Sch Ethnicity South Lakes 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.
0.72 0.84
South Lakes High School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
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.
21%
32%
South Lakes High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
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.
4%
7%
South Lakes High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 178,603 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Fairfax County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
194
6
Number of Students Managed 178,603 3,926
Fairfax County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 90% 77%
Fairfax County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $2,371 MM n/a
Fairfax County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,490 MM n/a
Fairfax County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,028 $0
Fairfax County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,732 $0
Fairfax County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Herndon High School (4.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Hughes Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Terraset Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Reston Hughes Middle School
    Magnet School
    11401 Ridge Heights Rd
    Reston , VA , 20191
    (703)715-3600
    Magnet School
    0.3  mi  |  933  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Reston Terraset Elementary School
    11411 Ridge Heights Rd
    Reston , VA , 20191
    (703)390-5600
    0.4  mi  |  469  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Reston Sunrise Valley Elementary School
    10824 Cross School Rd
    Reston , VA , 20191
    (703)715-3800
    1.2  mi  |  622  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Reston Hunters Woods Elementary School
    Magnet School
    2401 Colts Neck Rd
    Reston , VA , 20191
    (703)262-7400
    Magnet School
    1.3  mi  |  1048  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Reston Dogwood Elementary School
    12300 Glade Dr
    Reston , VA , 20191
    (703)262-3100
    1.5  mi  |  772  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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Did You Know?
Reston, VA 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 0.73, which is higher than the Virginia average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Reston is Forestdale Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.