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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
South High School is a highly rated, public school located in Fargo, ND. It has 1,011 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
Address
1840 15th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103
Telephone
(701) 446-2000
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South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1150
8 responses
Average ACT
25
149 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$66,299
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$107
National
$949
Median Home Value
$168,944
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
57%
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 49 responses
Report
  • Music and plays
    29%
  • I love our student section's cheers
    22%
  • Variety
    18%
  • Academic Pride
    12%
  • Football/Hockey Games
    12%
  • Homecoming
    2%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,011
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,874
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.8%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,382/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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I enjoy going to school at South and the many opportunities it offers. All the opportunities are sometimes overwhelming at times with all the clubs and variety of classes that there is not enough time for everything you would like to do. The teachers actually want to succeed and be successful in school and life. However, most of the athletic programs are not that great and most coaches only care about a select few players. The classes offered include a wide variety from many different electives to AP to duel credit, there’s something for everybody.
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The ceiling leaks. They haven't fixed it in 10 years. The heating and cooling leave some rooms 30degrees while others are 80. There was nothing in place to help students with mental illness or who experienced a traumatic event. The safety net for kids who fall behind has huge gaps in it, and causes a higher increase in stress than in grades. Some of the teachers cared about their students. They did a really good job and help as much as they can. Unfortunately, some teachers are there to read a PowerPoint and get paid. There is no system for giving them feedback. There is no system for giving the administration feedback. The nurse goes home before the second to last period every day and doesn't come to work on fridays because that's what she's scheduled for. The counseling center is filled with academic advisors. No counselors. The food is adequate, as long as you have no allergies, intolerances, religious restrictions, etc. Also if you don't mind the occasional month old milk carton.
South High is such a diverse school with so many different opportunities compared to other schools in the nearby area. With our diverse population of 29% compared to surrounding schools with only up to 10%. The amount of clubs is amazing and getting involved is so much fun! The teachers are kind and welcoming, yet also know how to teach really well while making the time fly by.