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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Madera South High School is a public school located in Madera, CA. It has 3,156 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 11% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.

Madera South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
11%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
990
142 responses
Average ACT
21
53 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$42,581
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$986
National
$949
Median Home Value
$202,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 87 responses
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  • Black Light Rally
    23%
  • North vs. South football game
    22%
  • Challenge Day
    13%
  • Grub Down
    9%
  • Band and Color Guard Competitions
    9%
  • Dodgeball tournament!
    7%
  • All football games/ cheering.
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,156
Free or Reduced Lunch
92%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,834
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.1%
46%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,584/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Madera South High School Reviews

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Attending Madera South High School for the past 3 years has been fun, engaging and challenging. There are many clubs to choose from, they all offer many opportunities to expand your knowledge, get more involved in the community and your future career goal. The teachers are very dedicated and do their best to help the students to further understand and grasp the concepts being taught. I've been involved in many clubs, 10 clubs in school and 2 organizations out of school, I've been a participant and winner in academic competitions for HOSA, FBLA and Academic Decathlon, I've also been able to travel to Florida for HOSA competitions as a sophomore. The advanced classes I take, AP and D.E classes, are helpful in giving me a taste of how college courses will be a big shift from high school classes. My experience with Madera South High School has helped me get better prepared for college and my future career goal of a being a neuroscientist.
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From my experience, this school is very welcoming of people from different walks of life. The staff tries their very best to get students involved, and they do a very good job at it. The students, especially upperclassmen, are very helpful to younger students attending. There is a whole lot of diversity here at this school. There is a place for everyone here. The only downside, I guess you could say, is that the sports here at South are not too great. I am an athlete, and I feel that the coach's involvement in some sports aren't the best. Other than that though, this school is very welcoming and it would be a great fit for those who feel like there is no one who understands them. At this school, everyone is cared about, and there are those who WILL understand you.
Madera is a discrete town in the heart of California. My school, Madera South South High School, is full of students with amazing attitudes and unique personalities. The teachers and administration here at South go above and beyond in order to see us succeed and improve out community as well as better ourselves. The students here are very respectful, optimistic, and encouraging towards one another. Even though our school in the beautiful town of madera may be small, we have the biggest hearts and spirit of any other school.