South Side Area School District

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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.
The top ranked public schools in South Side Area School District are South Side High School, South Side Elementary School and South Side Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
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).

Overview

School District NameSouth Side Area School District
School District Websitehttp://www.sssd.k12.pa.us
School District Phone Number(724) 573-9581
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (PA)
# of Schools3 Schools2,985 Schools
# of Students995 Students1,707,063 Students
# of Teachers91 Teachers117,638 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1

District Comparison

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 DataThis School DistrictState Average (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#218 out of 710 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of South Side Area   School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South Side Area   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Side Area   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90-94%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of South Side Area   School District and public school graduation rate of PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.050.53
# of American Indian Studentsn/a2,613 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Studentsn/a67,004 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
4%
# of Hispanic Students2 Students194,547 Students
% Hispanic Students
n/a
11%
# of Black Students3 Students247,838 Students
% Black Students
n/a
15%
# of White Students971 Students1,125,515 Students
% White Students
98%
66%
# of Hawaiian Students3 Students1,445 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students16 Students66,987 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:207,804
# of Students in Kindergarten:58120,194
# of Students in 1st Grade:65125,871
# of Students in 2nd Grade:65126,046
# of Students in 3rd Grade:59129,126
# of Students in 4th Grade:68133,167
# of Students in 5th Grade:78133,908
# of Students in 6th Grade:77132,897
# of Students in 7th Grade:77132,321
# of Students in 8th Grade:82133,552
# of Students in 9th Grade:86139,372
# of Students in 10th Grade:88133,654
# of Students in 11th Grade:80130,195
# of Students in 12th Grade:92128,956
# 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 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (PA)
Total Revenue$24 MM$23 MM
This chart display total revenue of South Side Area   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$23 MM$22 MM
This chart display total spending of South Side Area   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$23,600$15,879
This chart display average revenue per public school student in South Side Area   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$22,584$15,178
This chart display average spending per public school student in South Side Area   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

South Side Area School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    South Side High School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4949 State Route 151
    Hookstown, PA 15050
    (724) 573-9581

    Grades: 9-12 | 346 students
  • Rank: #22.
    South Side Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4949 State Route 151
    Hookstown, PA 15050
    (724) 573-9581

    Grades: PK-5 | 413 students
  • Rank: #33.
    South Side Middle School Math: 40% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4949 State Route 151
    Hookstown, PA 15050
    (724) 573-9581

    Grades: 6-8 | 236 students
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