4100 Gary St
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Southside High School serves 1,358 students in grades 10-12.
Southside High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 10-12
  • Enrollment: 1,358 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 20% in AR)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Southside High School's student population of 1,358 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 158 teachers has grown by 42% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 10-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,358 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
158 teachers
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School Rankings

Southside High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 998 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southside High School is 0.59, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#425 out of 998 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
9%
2%
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Hispanic
13%
14%
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Black
5%
20%
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White
61%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
11%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Graduation Rate
95%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southside High School's ranking?

Southside High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for: Highest graduation rate (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

40% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% AR state average), while 53% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AR state average).

What is the graduation rate of Southside High School?

The graduation rate of Southside High School is 95%, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 86%.

How many students attend Southside High School?

1,358 students attend Southside High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

61% of Southside High School students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Southside High School?

Southside High School has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Southside High School offer ?

Southside High School offers enrollment in grades 10-12 (offers virtual instruction).

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Date
Spring Break
March 20, 2023 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 10-12
  • Enrollment: 1,358 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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