Southside High School
Southside High School serves 349 students in grades 9-12.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).
Southside High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Southside High School's student population of 349 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Southside High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1255 out of 1263 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education
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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