706 N Main St
Bushnell, FL 33513
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
South Sumter High School serves 1,022 students in grades 5-12.
South Sumter High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is equal to the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

South Sumter High School's student population of 1,022 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
Total Students
1,022 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

South Sumter High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,628 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of South Sumter High School is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2116 out of 3628 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
17%
33%
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Black
8%
22%
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White
71%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.46
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Graduation Rate
85%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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I have had my ups and downs with this school. I enjoy some things they do and something that I don't agree with. I don't believe that the seniors should have to pay to go on their senior trip. That should be a reward for them not something they would have to pay for. And for graduations, I totally hate it. They are only allowed about 7 guest per student. While other schools, just a few counties away, go to the Yuengling Center. Which allows them to have unlimited guests. Why do you give your students the best, when you can't even give them a reward for the years they were in school?
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 1,022 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Btm 50% in FL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.46 (Btm 50%)

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