South Lakes High School

  • South Lakes High School serves 2,434 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
  • South Lakes High School operates within the Fairfax County School District.
  • Fairfax County School District's 92% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2434 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 177 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,434 students
South Lakes High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %South Lakes High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers177 teachers
South Lakes High School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by GradeSouth Lakes High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
South Lakes High School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2015)
Asian
12%
6%
South Lakes High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
23%
14%
South Lakes High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
14%
23%
South Lakes High School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
45%
52%
South Lakes High School White Students (1995-2015)
Two or more races
6%
5%
South Lakes High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsSouth Lakes High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownVA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.710.42
South Lakes High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
23%
34%
South Lakes High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
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.
5%
6%
South Lakes High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Fairfax County School District's student population of 176,117 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 83% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,817 is higher than the state average of $11,923. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,015 is higher than the state average of $12,091. The district spending/student has declined by 14% over four years.
School District NameFairfax County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
208
4
Number of Students Managed176,1173,466
Fairfax County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate92%79%
Fairfax County School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$2,351 MM$41 MM
Fairfax County School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$2,387 MM$42 MM
Fairfax County School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$12,817$11,923
Fairfax County School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$13,015$12,091
Fairfax County School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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