South Lake High School

21900 East 9 Mile Rd
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 515 students in grades 9-12, South Lake High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 48%).
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 515 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • : ≥95% (Top 5% in MI)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

South Lake High School's student population of 515 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
515 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

South Lake High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,925 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of South Lake High School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MI)
#2618 out of 2925 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of South Lake High School, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
≤5%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South Lake High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Michigan by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
25-29%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Lake High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of South Lake High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Michigan by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
73%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in South Lake High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
18%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Lake High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
0.44
This chart display the diversity score of South Lake High School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥95%
84%
This chart display graduation rate of South Lake High School and public school graduation rate of Michigan by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in South Lake High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Lake High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South Lake High School's ranking?
South Lake High School is ranked #2618 out of 2,925 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Michigan.
What schools are South Lake High School often compared to?
South Lake High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lake Shore High School, Lakeview High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).
What is the graduation rate of South Lake High School?
The graduation rate of South Lake High School is 95%, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 84%.
How many students attend South Lake High School?
515 students attend South Lake High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of South Lake High School students are Black, 18% of students are White, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Lake High School?
South Lake High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does South Lake High School offer ?
South Lake High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is South Lake High School part of?
South Lake High School is part of South Lake Schools School District.

School Reviews

5   3/24/2021
Even during a Pandemic, South Lake is making sure they are there for ALL. From iPad to touch points, teachers are meeting and exceeding expectations. We love our SL teachers.
- Posted by Parent - Parent of a student in 10th grade.
5   6/30/2018
Love working at SLHS, the students are the best I have worked with in 30 years!
- Posted by Teacher - Chef

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 515 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • : ≥95% (Top 5%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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