Southside High School

  • Southside High School serves 1,561 students in grades 10-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the AR average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Southside High School operates within the Fort Smith School District.
  • Fort Smith School District's 75% graduation rate is lower than the AR state average of 78%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1561 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 106 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Total Students 1,561 students
Southside High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Southside High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 106 teachers
Southside High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Southside High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AR) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
Southside High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
1%
1%
Southside High School American Indian Students (2003-2015)
Asian
8%
2%
Southside High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
13%
12%
Southside High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
5%
21%
Southside High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
63%
61%
Southside High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Southside High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
10%
2%
Southside High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Southside High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.57 0.32
Southside High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
30%
53%
Southside High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
9%
Southside High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Fort Smith School District's student population of 14,711 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 75% has decreased from 95% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,393 in this district is less than the state average of $10,835. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,998 is higher than the state average of $10,302. The district spending/student has grown by 8% over four years.
School District Name Fort Smith School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
3
Number of Students Managed 14,711 913
Fort Smith School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 75% 78%
Fort Smith School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $153 MM $10 MM
Fort Smith School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $162 MM $9 MM
Fort Smith School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,393 $10,835
Fort Smith School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,998 $10,302
Fort Smith School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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