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South County High School
  • Public
  • Lorton, VA

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B+
  7. Administration
    grade B
  8. Sports
    grade A+
  9. Food
    grade B minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B+

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South County High School is a highly rated, public school located in Lorton, VA. It has 2,251 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

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South County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1220
631 responses
Average ACT
28
128 responses
AP Enrollment
34%

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$117,614
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,294
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$496,600
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 53 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 53 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 171 responses
  • Pep rallies, foot ball games
    22%
  • Games
    13%
  • Club Activities
    12%
  • Pep rally
    12%
  • Musicals
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Basketball Games
    9%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,251
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 56 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 56 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 56 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,579
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 73 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 73 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 73 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,186 / year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 77 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 77 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 77 responses

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