Southgate Academy

850 W Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ 85706
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Bottom 50%
Serving 408 students in grades Kindergarten-12, Southgate Academy ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 2% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 35%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 5% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 40%).
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school / Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 408 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : 60-79% (Btm 50% in AZ)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 2% (Btm 50%)
  • : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Southgate Academy's student population of 408 students has declined by 34% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
408 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
n/a
Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Southgate Academy ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,956 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Southgate Academy is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AZ)
#1954 out of 1956 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Southgate Academy, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
2%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Southgate Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
5%
40%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Southgate Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≤5%
24%
Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
17:1
American Indian
7%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Southgate Academy and percentage of American Indian public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
1%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Southgate Academy and the percentage of Asian public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
77%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Southgate Academy and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
3%
6%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Southgate Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
10%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Southgate Academy and the percentage of White public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Southgate Academy and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southgate Academy.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Arizona.
0.39
This chart displays the diversity score of Southgate Academy and the public school average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
60-79%
77%
This chart displays graduation rate of Southgate Academy and public school graduation rate of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Southgate Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
30%
9%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southgate Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southgate Academy's ranking?
Southgate Academy is ranked #1954 out of 1,956 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Southgate Academy often compared to?
Southgate Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Math And Science Success Academy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
2% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% AZ state average), while 5% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AZ state average).
What is the graduation rate of Southgate Academy?
The graduation rate of Southgate Academy is 60-79%, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 77%.
How many students attend Southgate Academy?
408 students attend Southgate Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of Southgate Academy students are Hispanic, 10% of students are White, 7% of students are American Indian, 3% of students are Black, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What grades does Southgate Academy offer ?
Southgate Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-12
What school district is Southgate Academy part of?
In what neighborhood is Southgate Academy located?
Southgate Academy is located in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Tucson, AZ. There are 9 other public schools located in Sunnyside.

School Reviews

5   8/20/2019
My son started school at September as a forth grade, he catch up fast ,all staff are really friendly and helpful.
- Posted by Parent - Shin
5   6/30/2018
The school renovations look beautiful! There are teachers there who genuinely care for your child and their education and go the extra mile for your kids. As of the now the teachers are currently taking extra time out of their summers to work with DOE specialists on learning new teaching techniques. The receptionists are very friendly too.
- Posted by Parent - John
5   11/7/2013
I just started as the 4th grade math/science teacher. I will say the students are a handful and there are no major materials in my classroom. But I can look past that. I am there for the kids. I am thankful I have finally achieved my dream of becoming a 4th grade teacher. I will pour my heart into these kids and use my own money to make my classroom my own. I LOVE IT THERE!
- Posted by Teacher - f_Hoe
2   11/17/2008
This is a ridiculous excuse for a school. It is a dangerous place where education takes a backseat to drugs and violence. There are no resources for the students to learn.
- Posted by Parent - birdi

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school / Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 408 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : 60-79% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 2% (Btm 50%)
  • : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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