South Lakes High School

South Lakes High School serves 2,400 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% 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 School District.
The school district's 90% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 2400 students has grown by 59% over five years.
The teacher population of 173 teachers has grown by 121% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,400 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 173 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Asian
12%
6%
Hispanic
21%
12%
Black
15%
24%
White
47%
53%
Two or more races
5%
4%
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.
0.70 0.41
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.
20%
32%
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%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 181,594 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $14,028 is higher than the state average of $11,282. The district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four years.
The district spending/student of $14,732 is higher than the state average of $11,065. The district spending/student has grown by 19% over four years.
School District Name Fairfax County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
219
4
Number of Students Managed 181,594 3,850
Graduation Rate 90% 77%
District Total Revenue $2,371 MM $43 MM
District Spending $2,490 MM $42 MM
District Revenue / Student $14,028 $11,282
District Spending / Student $14,732 $11,065
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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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