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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
South Hills High School is a highly rated, public school located in West Covina, CA. It has 1,647 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
Address
645 S. Barranca St.
West Covina, CA 91723
Telephone
(626) 974-6220
Website

South Hills High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1140
237 responses
Average ACT
25
25 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$68,311
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,340
National
$949
Median Home Value
$441,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 104 responses
Report
  • Rallies and school performances
    29%
  • Senior activities
    14%
  • Sports rallies
    14%
  • Dances
    13%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Band competitions
    8%
  • N.O.W
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,647
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$91,183
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.2%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 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
$16,539/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.61 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.61 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.61 responses
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Being an openly Trans male at school was hard enough in itself. Not only did they accommodate my needs, they were also very willingly and almost excited to learn what it meant to be trans as well as what it entailed. Over my past three years (this is my last year!) they have grown to openly support our LGBTQ+ student body in any way possible. They stand up for their (lgbtq+) rights and are so helpful with educating staff members/teachers. They have really taken a hateful/scary environment that it was once for students like myself, and changed it fully. Not only do I feel safe at school, but I also feel welcomed and loved there!
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My experience at the lovely South Hills High School was spectacular. The mixture of culture and diversity was very rich that I even made friends who are very different from me. The home of the Huskies is a place where I indeed felt safe due to the outstanding work the administration team puts in to protect fellow students like me. Also the events that are held there bring the life to the party and make the 3 years of my life very astonishing. Havoc in the Hills continues to be my favorite event yet because all 4 classes compete for the ultimate trophy! South Hills High School truly is one of the greatest schools that is known to man because for being a public school, it provides us students with so much information and help to guide us through our journey.
South hills have the best and most caring teachers that are always available for students. Mr. Shields and Counselor, Ms. Alexander are the best influencers and have helped me so much in my growth and development.

The sports programs are fantastic and I go back annually to see what new things were inputted into the school!