Southside High School

  • Southside High School serves 349 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Southside High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Southside High School's student population of 349 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students349 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Southside High School
Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southside High School is ranked within the bottom 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 0.02, 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#1248 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
46%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
8%
Black
99%
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 2017-18 school year data.
White
1%
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.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups This 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 Score0.020.59
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%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
50%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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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.
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