Southside High School

2361 School Drive
Gadsden, AL 35907
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Southside High School serves 820 students in grades 9-12.
Southside High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Southside High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Southside High School's student population of 820 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students820 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

Southside High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Southside High School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#469 out of 1270 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
5%
33%
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White
88%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.220.59
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Graduation Rate
95%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEtowah County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Southside High School is Etowah County Special Education Learning Center (2.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Rainbow Middle School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Southside Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Gadsden Southside Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 549 students
    0.4 miles
    2551 Highway 77
    Gadsden, AL 35907
    (256) 442-1090
    0.4 PK-5 549
  • Rainbow City John S Jones Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 698 students
    2.8 miles
    301 Lumley Rd
    Rainbow City, AL 35906
    (256) 442-2900
    2.8 PK-5 698
  • Rainbow City Rainbow Middle School Math: 50% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 641 students
    2.8 miles
    454 Lumbley Rd
    Rainbow City, AL 35906
    (256) 442-1095
    2.8 6-8 641
  • Rainbow City Etowah County Special Education Learning Center Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12
    2.9 miles
    209a Grand Ave W
    Rainbow City, AL 35906
    (256) 442-1050
    2.9 PK-12 n/a
  • Gadsden Eura Brown Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 352 students
    3.7 miles
    1231 Alcott Rd
    Gadsden, AL 35901
    (256) 546-0011
    3.7 K-5 352

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