Southside High School serves 784 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 bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is approximately equal to the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 784 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
- Minority Enrollment: 17%
- Graduation Rate: 94% (Top 30% in AL)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50%
- Math Proficiency: 20-24% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 30-34% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Southside High School's student population of 784 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Southside High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Southside High School is 0.31, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#638 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Southside High School's ranking?
Southside High School is ranked #638 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Southside High School?
The graduation rate of Southside High School is 94%, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 89%.
How many students attend Southside High School?
784 students attend Southside High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
83% of Southside High School students are White, 6% of students are Black, 5% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Southside High School?
Southside High School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Southside High School offer ?
Southside High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Southside High School part of?
Southside High School is part of Etowah County School District.
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