801 Hanna Rd
Ballwin, MO 63021
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
South High School serves 1,662 students in grades 9-12.
South High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 30% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,662 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5% in MO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

South High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

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School Overview

South High School's student population of 1,662 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 111 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,662 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
111 teachers
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School Rankings

South High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,091 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of South High School is 0.53, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#421 out of 2091 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
9%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
7%
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Black
12%
15%
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White
67%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Graduation Rate
97%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South High School's ranking?

South High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%) and Highest graduation rate (Top 5%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

45% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MO state average), while 73% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MO state average).

What is the graduation rate of South High School?

The graduation rate of South High School is 97%, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 90%.

How many students attend South High School?

1,662 students attend South High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

67% of South High School students are White, 12% of students are Black, 9% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 6% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of South High School?

South High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.

What grades does South High School offer ?

South High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,662 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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