Southside High School

7975 Us Highway 80 E
Selma, AL 36701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Southside High School serves 313 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 313 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 75-79% (Btm 50% in AL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Southside High School's student population of 313 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
313 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Southside High School is ranked within the bottom 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 0.13, 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
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1214 out of 1276 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
10%
Black
93%
32%
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White
2%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Graduation Rate
75-79%
89%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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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 #1214 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while ≤5% 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 75-79%, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 89%.
How many students attend Southside High School?
313 students attend Southside High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Southside High School students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Southside High School?
Southside High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower 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 Dallas County School District.

School Reviews

2   12/3/2006
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 Parent - holyw

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 313 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 75-79% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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