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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
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
South High Community School is an above average, public school located in Worcester, MA. It has 1,396 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
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Address
170 Apricot Street
Worcester, MA 01603
Telephone
(508) 799-3325
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South High Community School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1130
138 responses
Average ACT
26
22 responses
AP Enrollment
27%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$46,863
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$986
National
$949
Median Home Value
$197,032
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
76%
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 75 responses
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  • International Show
    27%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • South Idol
    19%
  • Variety Show
    12%
  • I love the school's sports breakfast
    8%
  • Band parades
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,396
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,315
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.7%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 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
$17,299/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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The building is one of, is not the most diverse school in the state where in the entrance even contains 30+ flags representing the ethnicity of the attending students at South High. The school provides many clubs and activities such as Robotics and Math Team(which I am a part of), designing team, Unicef, band, and a large variety of sports that rotate throughout the entire school year. The school provides not just many honor classes but a large pool of AP classes, at least 20, where in my experience, teachers are committed to their work such as helping students in need and even staying after school extra hours in which this has occurred and assisted me in the subject countless times so far in my high school life. So far, this school has helped me not just develop on my academics but as a person where it showed me how to be committed in subjects I truly am interested in such as robotics and physics which is where I'm hoping to strive for in college and in the future.
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4.5 stars. What I really loved about my school (mainly this year) is that all the teachers cared about your education ( or at least the ones I had). The principal this year really cared about everybody and you could see in his eyes that he wanted everybody to succeed. Furthermore, the school band is such a unique experience and I couldn’t ask for a better band teacher and a uniform because when I stepped on to the parade, I felt euphoria rush through my veins because we were encouraged to try our best and we did( so much so that we won silver at MICCA). One thing that could be changed is letting middle schoolers take a chance and come to south high before the school season starts to get students pumped for high school and to see that it’s not as scary as everyone portrays it as.
I am firmly convinced that South High Community School is the best high school in the district. It has flaws, which I'm sure are to a more significant extent than most of the other schools, but they are accounted for by South's feeling of community. The school's major issues are rooted in lack of money, which increases school spirit and pride in its own way. South High is diverse, unique, and at the day has a lot of heart emitted from the walls of its hallways and classrooms.