South Side High School

  • South Side High School serves 1,358 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 32%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • South Side High School's student population of 1,358 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 75 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,358 students
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Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Side High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,762 schools in Indiana (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 decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Side High School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall School Rank#1691 out of 1762 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
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Asian
7%
2%
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Hispanic
32%
12%
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Black
34%
13%
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White
18%
68%
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Two or more races
9%
5%
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Diversity Score0.740.51
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Graduation Rate
81%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFort Wayne Community Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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