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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Salina High School South is an above average, public school located in Salina, KS. It has 1,039 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 11% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% in reading.
Address
730 E Magnolia Rd
Salina, KS 67401
Telephone
(785) 309-3700
Website

Salina High School South Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
11%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1260
9 responses
Average ACT
24
133 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,103
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$739
National
$949
Median Home Value
$119,300
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 92 responses
Report
  • Football games
    28%
  • The school spirit during pep rallies
    16%
  • Dances
    11%
  • Poetry SLAM
    10%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Track meets
    5%
  • Marching band fesitval
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,039
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,940
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.2%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,494/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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Salina South is a great school! New construction has enhanced all the classrooms. The teachers and coaches are top-notch.
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It's good, especially the new building. It wasn't very good though my freshman and sophomore year during the construction.
I was a 2015 graduate and loved how the teachers cared so much about the students and what they wanted to achieve in the future. The school has now been completely rebuilt and I have not seen it yet, but I am sure it is better than the round, rotted, no-window building we had before.