3131 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
South Senior High School serves 1,644 students in grades 9-12.
South Senior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,644 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Top 50% in MN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

School Overview

South Senior High School's student population of 1,644 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 82 teachers has declined by 26% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,644 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
82 teachers
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School Rankings

South Senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,789 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of South Senior High School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1590 out of 1789 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
56%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
59%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
14:1
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American Indian
6%
2%
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
17%
10%
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Black
34%
12%
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White
37%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Graduation Rate
84%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

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

15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 56% MN state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 59% MN state average).

What is the graduation rate of South Senior High School?

The graduation rate of South Senior High School is 84%, which is equal to the Minnesota state average of 84%.

How many students attend South Senior High School?

1,644 students attend South Senior High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

37% of South Senior High School students are White, 34% of students are Black, 17% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are American Indian, 3% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.

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

South Senior High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.

What grades does South Senior High School offer ?

South Senior High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,644 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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