Plymouth South High School

Tel: (508)224-7512
  • Plymouth South High School serves 1,017 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 77% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 64%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 94% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 71%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Plymouth South High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%.
  • Plymouth South High School operates within the Plymouth School District.
  • Plymouth School District's 90% graduation rate is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 87%.

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School Overview

  • Plymouth South High School's student population of 1017 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 111 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,017 students
Plymouth South High School Total Students (1996-2016)
Gender %Plymouth South High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers111 teachers
Plymouth South High School Total Teachers (2006-2016)
Students by GradePlymouth South High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Plymouth South High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1671 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Plymouth South High School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
64%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
71%
Student : Teacher Ratio9:113:1
Plymouth South High School Student Teacher Ratio (2006-2016)
Asian
n/a
6%
Plymouth South High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
3%
19%
Plymouth South High School Black Students (1998-2016)
Black
2%
9%
Plymouth South High School Black Students (1996-2016)
White
92%
63%
Plymouth South High School White Students (1996-2016)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Plymouth South High School Two Or More Races Students (2009-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsPlymouth South High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.150.35
Plymouth South High School Diversity Score (1996-2016)
Graduation Rate
94%
87%
Plymouth South High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
Plymouth South High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2015)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
Plymouth South High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Plymouth South High School is Plymouth School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 397 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Plymouth School District's student population of 7,634 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 88% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $14,982 in this district is less than the state average of $20,551. The district revenue/student has declined by 12% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $15,455 is less than the state average of $19,475. The district spending/student has declined by 13% over four school years.
    School District NamePlymouth School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    13
    3
    Number of Students Managed7,6341,344
    Plymouth School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    63%
    64%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    71%
    71%
    District Graduation Rate
    90%
    87%
    District Total Revenue$120 MM$28 MM
    District Spending$123 MM$26 MM
    District Revenue / Student$14,982$20,551
    District Spending / Student$15,455$19,475
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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