South Side High School

3601 S Calhoun St
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
South Side High School serves 1,385 students in grades 9-12.
South Side High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 43%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 35% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,385 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50% in IN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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School Overview

South Side High School's student population of 1,385 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,385 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
78 teachers
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School Rankings

South Side High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,755 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of South Side High School is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1316 out of 1755 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
3%
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Hispanic
33%
14%
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Black
30%
13%
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White
20%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.75
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Graduation Rate
83%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South Side High School's ranking?
South Side High School is ranked #1316 out of 1,755 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Indiana.
What schools are South Side High School often compared to?
South Side High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Wayne High School, North Side High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
12% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% IN state average), while 39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 43% IN state average).
What is the graduation rate of South Side High School?
The graduation rate of South Side High School is 83%, which is lower than the Indiana state average of 87%.
How many students attend South Side High School?
1,385 students attend South Side High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
33% of South Side High School students are Hispanic, 30% of students are Black, 20% of students are White, 10% of students are Two or more races, and 7% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Side High School?
South Side High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Indiana state average of 15:1.
What grades does South Side High School offer ?
South Side High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is South Side High School part of?
South Side High School is part of Fort Wayne Community Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,385 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

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