South Mountain High School

  • South Mountain High School serves 1,977 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • South Mountain High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • South Mountain High School's student population of 1,977 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,977 students
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Total Classroom Teachers110 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Mountain High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Mountain High School is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#1737 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:119:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
81%
45%
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Black
13%
5%
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White
4%
38%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Mountain High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.330.65
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Graduation Rate
80%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhoenix Union High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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