Southside Alternative High School

4701 South Grand St.
Monroe, LA 71202
  • Southside Alternative High School serves 151 students in grades 1-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Southside Alternative High School's student population of 151 students has grown by 45% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
Total Students151 students
Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers

School Comparison

  • Southside Alternative High School's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southside Alternative High School is 0.23, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#1272 out of 1,277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
63%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
69%
Student : Teacher Ratio6:115:1
Hispanic
1%
6%
Black
87%
44%
White
11%
45%
Two or more races
1%
2%
Diversity Score0.230.61
Graduation Rate≤5%
79%
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
60%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOffice of Juvenile Justice School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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