South Lakes High School

11400 South Lakes Dr

Reston, VA 20191
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (703)715-4500
  • South Lakes High School serves 2,480 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 74% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 95% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • South Lakes High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.
  • South Lakes High School operates within the Fairfax County School District.
  • Fairfax County School District's 87% graduation rate is equal to the Virginia state average of 87%.

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School Overview

  • South Lakes High School's student population of 2480 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 190 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,480 students
South Lakes High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %South Lakes High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers190 teachers
South Lakes High School Total Teachers (1987-2016)
Students by GradeSouth Lakes High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • South Lakes High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1796 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Lakes High School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
80%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
95%
80%
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
South Lakes High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2016)
Asian
11%
7%
South Lakes High School Asian Students (1996-2016)
Hispanic
25%
14%
South Lakes High School Black Students (1996-2016)
Black
13%
23%
South Lakes High School Black Students (1996-2016)
White
45%
50%
South Lakes High School White Students (1996-2016)
Two or more races
6%
5%
South Lakes High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsSouth Lakes High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownVA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.710.42
South Lakes High School Diversity Score (1996-2016)
Graduation Rate
84%
87%
South Lakes High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
35%
South Lakes High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1996-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
South Lakes High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of South Lakes High School is Fairfax County School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 134 school districts in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Fairfax County School District's student population of 185,807 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 86% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $13,016 is higher than the state average of $11,628. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $13,217 is higher than the state average of $11,792. The district spending/student has declined by 14% over four school years.
    School District NameFairfax County School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    222
    4
    Number of Students Managed185,8073,554
    Fairfax County School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    83%
    80%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    85%
    80%
    District Graduation Rate
    87%
    87%
    District Total Revenue$2,351 MM$41 MM
    District Spending$2,387 MM$42 MM
    District Revenue / Student$13,016$11,628
    District Spending / Student$13,217$11,792
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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