South High Community

170 Apricot Street
Worcester, MA 01603
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
South High Community serves 1,524 students in grades 9-12.
South High Community placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,524 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

South High Community ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

South High Community's student population of 1,524 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 111 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,524 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
111 teachers
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School Rankings

South High Community is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of South High Community is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1176 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
11%
7%
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Hispanic
46%
23%
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Black
17%
10%
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White
23%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Graduation Rate
88%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South High Community's ranking?
South High Community is ranked #1176 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are South High Community often compared to?
South High Communityis often viewed alongside schools like North High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
26% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 36% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
What is the graduation rate of South High Community?
The graduation rate of South High Community is 88%, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 87%.
How many students attend South High Community?
1,524 students attend South High Community.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of South High Community students are Hispanic, 23% of students are White, 17% of students are Black, 11% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South High Community?
South High Community has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does South High Community offer ?
South High Community offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is South High Community part of?
South High Community is part of Worcester School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,524 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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