Southside High School

  • Southside High School serves 353 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.

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 353 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students353 students
This chart display total students of Southside High School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Southside High School
Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Southside High School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Southside High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Southside High School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southside High School is 0.00, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#1185 out of 1,264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Southside High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Southside High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:118:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Southside High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
100%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Southside High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
n/a
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Southside High School and the percentage of White public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southside High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Scoren/a0.34
This chart display the diversity score of Southside High School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Graduation Rate90-94%
88%
This chart display graduation rate of Southside High School and public school graduation rate of Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Southside High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southside High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDallas County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

2  
The quality of academics is clearly seen in the percentage of graduates and the percentage of those that go on to college. The children are not being prepared for college. Athletics are stressed and rewarded without academic influence. Parents don't get involve with academics as much as they do athletics. The facalty lack the professionalism that their titles carry. I'm a former graduate and I love my school, but the facts are clear and undisputable of the decline of this school. The school board can care less about the success of this school or its students. They just want them to get out of their system with causing as little or no damage at all. Parents are not vocale about what goes on unless it has to do with the hiring or firing a athletic coach. We need to have a heart to help these children get prepared for the world.
- Posted by

Review Southside High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Being a teacher has never been easy but changes in federal funding and legislation have made it harder than ever for public school teachers. Keep reading to learn more.
Being a parent is never easy, but some children are more challenging than others. If you're concerned that your child's behavioral issues might be more than just temporary, consider whether an alternative school might be the next move.
All students deserve to have an equal chance at academic success but not every student learns in the same way. Alternative schools provide students with unique challenges or abilities an opportunity to succeed in a different educational setting. Keep reading to learn more about alternative schools and their impact on college admissions.