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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
South Division High School is a public school located in Milwaukee, WI. It has 934 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 5% in reading.

South Division High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
5%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
51%
Average SAT
880
11 responses
Average ACT
16
76 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$40,036
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$842
National
$949
Median Home Value
$118,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
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.9 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Clubs
    42%
  • I like ports even. open houses, parents conference
    21%
  • Get to know all the staff in the building
    11%
  • Sports Games
    11%
  • Asemblys
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
934
Free or Reduced Lunch
86%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,242
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 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
$15,648/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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It's a very diverse school that offers rigorous curriculum for college bound students. Providing (AP) coursework in certain areas, my school also gives students of ever race an opportunity to embrace there culture and religion. There's a great amount of resources and activities available for everyone where you can come in and get the help you need. The staffs are wonderful "at time" encouraging us to put in time and effort into our school work as well as are after school clubs. I believe the olny thing my formal school should work on is the safety issue, by that I mean getting the kids into class on time and proving a safe transportation. Thank you for believe in me, for pushing me to the max, and getting me ready for the real world!
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South Division High school is a very good high school. The school has classes for none- English speaker so that they can get extra help because if the language barrier. The teachers are very caring and nice. The school also have different club that is available for student. One of the club that I’m in is Multicultural Club. Multicultural club is like a dancing club. There is Africa dance, Indian dance, and many more. We would practice dancing after school and then go perform on stage. I really enjoy my four year of high school at South Division.
South Division is not the best school. It even is considering a bad school, to be honest. However, I see a different side of South Division that people who do not go here see. What I see is the effort that every teacher put in to help their student succeed and graduate. Not a single teacher I had, here, tell me to give up on studying. Every one of them urge me to never give up on education because education is important. I see the effort of students coming to college possible session every day after school to practice taking the ACT test. From coming here, I gain a community of friends, teachers, and advisors that inspire me until now. What I learn here is the art of building relationship that can last forever. What I would like to see change here is for the topic that is teaches here to be more challenging than it used to be. College can be hard, and it would be great if South Division prepare the student to face the consequence.