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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
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
South High School is a highly rated, public school located in Denver, CO. It has 1,605 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.

South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1130
264 responses
Average ACT
23
202 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$133,378
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,972
National
$949
Median Home Value
$697,297
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
98%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 110 responses
Report
  • Culture Fest, Mr. Rebel, Special Olympics
    29%
  • Football and Basketball games
    20%
  • Rebel Roundup and Prep rallies
    19%
  • Treak or treat street.
    8%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Senior sunrise
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,605
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,355
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.9%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 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
$15,110/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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South High School Reviews

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Do you want to attend a school that's diverse, inclusive, and sets up you up for the future? Denver South High School is the right school for you! Not only are there many students from all over the world, but there is a program called Rising Rebels that enables students of color attend concurrent enrollment classes as well as AP classes. South is also a school full of fun. There's culture fest where students embrace their culture, rebel roundup where students gather with each other and try different foods and enjoy their time before homecoming, and there are bonfires where student can dance with their friends and enjoy the fire that surrounds them. South High School is an amazing school. Give it a try and visit it. I bet you'll love it. It's that incredible. Home of the rebels!
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My overall experience with South High School was an overall high. There are a lot of possibilities that South was able to provide for me. South is very supportive of in everything that students do from teachers being able to give support to students, administrators helping kids that are needed and being supportive people for certain individuals, and to counselors listening to kids and what they would like to do after graduation. However, with COVID-19 happening I will still say South is still their for families in a time of need and will give families support. Everything about South is an overall high from the students, teachers, sports, activities, administrators, etc. I am very glad I spent my four years at South and was able to become a hardworking individual from being at South.
I'm an exchange student from Spain and I'm currently studying in South and I have to say South is an amazing school. What really amazed me is the diversity. How so many different cultures leave peacefully in a healthy enviroment. People here are amazing teachers are welcoming, and students are friendly. I would recomend this school to anyone. If you are looking for a school where to spend the best years of your life with amazing people and a great enviroment go to South. And not only the people are amazing but the campus is just beautiful. The school's building has an amazing old architecure. Next to the school there is the amazing All City stadium. And aswell next to the school there is Washington Park a beautiful public area that makes the school's location even better. South obviously has fauls but they are so small that i can't even think of one. Definetly comsider South as one of your options if you are looking for a school in the Denver area you won't regret it.