South County High School

  • South County High School serves 2,255 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 86% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 92% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

Top Placements

South County High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • South County High School's student population of 2,255 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 143 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,255 students
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Total Classroom Teachers143 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South County High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South County High School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#218 out of 1,796 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
20%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in South County High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
12%
15%
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Black
19%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in South County High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
44%
50%
This chart display the percentage of White students in South County High School and the percentage of White public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in South County High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South County High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.720.43
This chart display the diversity score of South County High School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
95%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of South County High School and public school graduation rate of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in South County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFairfax Co Pblc Schs School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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