South Gate Senior High School

  • South Gate Senior High School serves 2,832 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 19% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 61% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.

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School Overview

  • South Gate Senior High School's student population of 2,832 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 94 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,832 students
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Total Classroom Teachers94 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Gate Senior High School's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Gate Senior High School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#5296 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:123:1
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Asian
n/a
11%
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Hispanic
98%
54%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
n/a
24%
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Diversity Score0.040.64
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Graduation Rate
87%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • South Gate High School is located at 3351 Firestone Boulevard in the city of South Gate, California, United States.
  • The school, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. South Gate's school colors are black, white and red. The school mascot is the ram.
  • History: South Gate opened on January of 1930.
  • The Great Marching Ram Band: Recently being awarded 1st place in the South Gate Childrens Lane Parade. They under the direction of Ruben A. Gonzalez Jr. and have become a breath of fresh air in the community. Often said to be the i-pod marching band.
  • Fall Sports: Boys' Basketball (F/S), Cross-Country, Tennis (G)-Captain Daphne Munoz, Captain Assistant Karen Gonzalez, Football, Volleyball (G)-
  • Winter Sports: Basketball (BV), Basketball (GV), Soccer (B/G).
  • Spring Sports: Baseball, Tennis (B)-Co-Captains:Ivan Castillo & Moses Preciado, Volleyball (B), Softball, Swimming- Anabel Ramos, Track and Field (B/G).
  • Clubs: Academic Decathlon; Art Club; Best Budies Club; Bible Club; Chess Club; Inter-Act; Key Club: President-Daysi Alonzo, VP-Grabiela Martinez, Treasurer- Ivan Castillo, Secretary-Angelica Pena, Web Designer- Moses Preciado; MESA Treasurer- Moses Preciado; Model UN; Science and Nature Club; Speech Club: President-Daysi ALonzo; Students Run LA; Youth Action; JSA: President- Julie Morales, Treasurer- Ivan Castillo.

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