South Side Area School District
For the 2021 school year, there are 3 public schools serving 995 students in South Side Area School District. South Side Area School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Pennsylvania.
Public schools in South Side Area School District have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 71% (versus the 63% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Pennsylvania.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Pennsylvania public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).
|School District Name||South Side Area School District|
|School District Website||http://www.sssd.k12.pa.us|
|School District Phone Number||(724) 573-9581|
|School District Grades Offered||PK - 12|
|2017-2018 School Year Data||This School District||This State (PA)|
|# of Schools||3 Schools||2,985 Schools|
|# of Students||995 Students||1,707,063 Students|
|# of Teachers||91 Teachers||117,638 Teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||11:1||15:1|
South Side Area School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 703 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has increased from 85-89% over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School District||State Average (PA)|
Overall Testing Rank
|#218 out of 710 school districts|
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Students by Ethnicity:
|# of American Indian Students||n/a||2,613 Students|
|% American Indian Students||n/a||n/a|
|# of Asian Students||n/a||67,004 Students|
|% Asian Students||n/a|
|# of Hispanic Students||2 Students||194,547 Students|
|% Hispanic Students||n/a|
|# of Black Students||3 Students||247,838 Students|
|% Black Students||n/a|
|# of White Students||971 Students||1,125,515 Students|
|% White Students|
|# of Hawaiian Students||3 Students||1,445 Students|
|% of Hawaiian Students||n/a||n/a|
|# of Two or more races Students||16 Students||66,987 Students|
|% of Two or more races Students|
Students by Grade:
|# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:||20||7,804|
|# of Students in Kindergarten:||58||120,194|
|# of Students in 1st Grade:||65||125,871|
|# of Students in 2nd Grade:||65||126,046|
|# of Students in 3rd Grade:||59||129,126|
|# of Students in 4th Grade:||68||133,167|
|# of Students in 5th Grade:||78||133,908|
|# of Students in 6th Grade:||77||132,897|
|# of Students in 7th Grade:||77||132,321|
|# of Students in 8th Grade:||82||133,552|
|# of Students in 9th Grade:||86||139,372|
|# of Students in 10th Grade:||88||133,654|
|# of Students in 11th Grade:||80||130,195|
|# of Students in 12th Grade:||92||128,956|
|# of Ungraded Students:||-||-|
Fiscal Data Comparison
The revenue/student of $23,600 is higher than the state median of $15,879. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $22,584 is higher than the state median of $15,178. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
|Definition of Terms 2016-2017||This School District||This State (PA)|
|Total Revenue||$24 MM||$23 MM|
|Spending||$23 MM||$22 MM|
|Revenue / Student||$23,600||$15,879|
|Revenue / Student||$22,584||$15,178|
South Side Area School District Public Schools (2021)
- School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
- Rank: #11.4949 State Route 151
Hookstown, PA 15050
Grades: 9-12 | 346 students
- Rank: #22.4949 State Route 151
Hookstown, PA 15050
Grades: PK-5 | 413 students
- Rank: #33.4949 State Route 151
Hookstown, PA 15050
Grades: 6-8 | 236 students
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