Southside High School

4100 Gary St
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 30%
Serving 1,794 students in grades 9-12, Southside High School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is equal to the Arkansas state average of 36%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 37%).
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,794 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • : 87% (Btm 50% in AR)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 36% (Top 50%)
  • : 53% (Top 10%)
  • 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:

School Overview

Southside High School's student population of 1,794 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 193 teachers has grown by 82% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,794 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
193 teachers
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School Rankings

Southside High School ranks within the top 30% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Southside High School is 0.62, which is more 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AR)
#263 out of 993 schools
(Top 30%)
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36%
36%
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53%
37%
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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
8%
2%
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Hispanic
16%
14%
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Black
6%
20%
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White
58%
59%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
11%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.62
This chart display the diversity score of Southside High School and the public school average diversity score of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
87%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (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 is ranked #263 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Arkansas.
What schools are Southside High School often compared to?
Southside High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Northside High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
36% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 53% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
What is the graduation rate of Southside High School?
The graduation rate of Southside High School is 87%, which is equal to the Arkansas state average of 87%.
How many students attend Southside High School?
1,794 students attend Southside High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of Southside High School students are White, 16% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Asian, 6% 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 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Southside High School part of?
Southside High School is part of Fort Smith School District.

School Calendar

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Date
UAFS (Concurrent) Last Day of Class
May 03, 2024 (Friday)
Last Day of School
May 31, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,794 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • : 87% (Btm 50%)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 36% (Top 50%)
  • : 53% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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