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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
South High School is a public school located in Columbus, OH. It has 969 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 33% in reading.

South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
33%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
1000
8 responses
Average ACT
18
41 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$31,031
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$825
National
$949
Median Home Value
$77,347
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
  • Homecoming, prom and also going to the games
    35%
  • Basketball games
    24%
  • Because i love being with my firends
    12%
  • Events where I can help out
    12%
  • Softball
    12%
  • Military Ball
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
969
Free or Reduced Lunch
91%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,236
Teachers in First/Second Year
22%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$20,208/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Throughout my four years at South High school it was a good experience I played on the football team all four years. Teachers and administration were very helpful and I really felt like they wanted to see me succeed in life, each of my teachers made it there missions to make the classroom a safe place to learn and enjoy your years in high school as well as staff planning eventful moments in my high school career that i'll never forget and I believe not everyone gets the motivation from their teachers and i'm glad to have been on the luck side when it came to high school teachers.
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Starting in South High School, I was very shy and wasn't very confident with my overall self. Once I started to get involved freshman in theatre, sports and other clubs I evolved into someone who has the ability to speak up for herself. I can honestly say if I hadn't had the teachers and made the friends that I had my first year or two, and instead hung out with people who didn't value things such as school, I motivated person that I am today. The school has wonderful resources and counselors that help with college things and even just getting through what someone is going through.
I like that there is a wide range of type of people that attend South High School. We have students from different countries, states, and cities. We also have a lot of different cultures that is represented in the school. With all the different types of students here, it offers an opportunity to learn about how others were raised, and how they live. The teachers are usually willing to go above and beyond to help us, but tend to get frustrated quickly due to the overfilled classrooms.