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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
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
South High School is a highly rated, public school located in Denver, CO. It has 1,565 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
1700 East Louisiana Avenue
Denver, CO 80210
Telephone
(720) 423-6000
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South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1120
123 responses
Average ACT
22
173 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$56,258
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,035
National
$949
Median Home Value
$292,700
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
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
97%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
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  • Culture Fest, Mr. Rebel, Special Olympics
    32%
  • Football and Basketball games
    21%
  • Rebel Roundup and Prep rallies
    19%
  • Treak or treat street.
    10%
  • Senior sunrise
    7%
  • Rebel round up has to be my favorite school event.
    4%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,565
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,033
Teachers in First/Second Year
31%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,061/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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As a senior, I’ve spent nearly 4 years in and out of this school! It’s an amazing environment. Of course it has its flaws but nonetheless it’s definitely been a sort of second home to me. I absolutely love the diverse community! We have both students and staff representing numerous countries! The school has had its several shocking moments and low points - hence the 4 star rating and not a 5 - and I have felt the school can improve in certain areas. But it’s definitely one of the better high schools in DPS.
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I've gone to South for four years, so I can speak to its quality. It’s diversity is commendable, the array of AP courses is fantastic, and the clubs and activities scene is massive.

Just one example of our diversity community is the fact that every year we have an assembly called "Culture Fest" wherein all students are able to express their cultures with performances of song, dance, poetry, etc.

I have had the chance to take at least 1 AP class each year I've gone to South. It is encouraged to prepare for the future (college or no college) and take classes that challenge and push us to be our best and reach our potential.

I have also been lucky enough to get to participate in a few of the dozens of clubs and activities South has. I've participated in Student Theater, Cross Country, and even Knitting Club! All have been fun and a eye opening.

I highly recommend South to kids who want to widen their perspective, receive a good education, or to prepare for the future.
South High School is an overall amazing school filled with people from all other the world. In fact, there are over 70 countries and over 120 countries represented at South. As a student from Thailand, South High School makes it feel like home, the staffs and teachers are patient with students education and ensure they get the best possible education they can receive. My experience at South is unforgettable, meeting people from different corners of the world really opened up my eyes to different opportunities in life and changed the way I look at life. What I liked most about South is the fact that students are able to look past at each other differences, but share a common ground where they can bond and grow as peers, and that's what makes South High School so unique.