Southern High School

  • Southern High School serves 1,047 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 94% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 90% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Southern High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 61%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Southern High School's student population of 1,047 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2009)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,047 students
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Total Classroom Teachers64 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southern High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southern High School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
1%
6%
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Hispanic
4%
15%
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Black
11%
34%
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White
78%
39%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southern High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.380.40
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Graduation Rate
93%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnne Arundel County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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