Plymouth South High School

  • 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

Top Placements

Plymouth South High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Plymouth South High School's student population of 1,017 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 111 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,017 students
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Total Classroom Teachers111 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Plymouth South High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,671 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 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%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
71%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:113:1
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Asian
n/a
6%
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Hispanic
3%
19%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
92%
63%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Plymouth South High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.150.35
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Graduation Rate
94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePlymouth School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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