South High School

  • South High School serves 1,967 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • South High School operates within the Kern High School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1967 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 71 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,967 students
South High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % South High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 71 teachers
South High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade South High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1 24:1
South High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
American Indian
n/a
1%
South High School American Indian Students (1988-2013)
Asian
3%
11%
South High School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
79%
54%
South High School Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
11%
6%
South High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
6%
24%
South High School White Students (1989-2013)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
South High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
3%
South High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.36 0.41
South High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
79%
50%
South High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
9%
South High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

  • Kern High School District's student population of 37,318 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,318 in this district is less than the state average of $12,314. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,403 is less than the state average of $12,270. The district spending/student has grown by 9% over four years.
School District Name Kern High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
24
4
Number of Students Managed 37,318 1,597
Kern High School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate n/a 83%
Kern High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2005)
District Total Revenue $420 MM $20 MM
Kern High School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $423 MM $20 MM
Kern High School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,318 $12,314
Kern High School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,403 $12,270
Kern High School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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