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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
South Park Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in South Park, PA. It has 626 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
2005 Eagle Ridge Rd
South Park, PA 15129
Telephone
(412) 655-4900

South Park Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1170
113 responses
Average ACT
28
23 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$69,190
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$866
National
$949
Median Home Value
$151,100
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Spirit week
    25%
  • Senior rec
    19%
  • Dances
    12%
  • Lip Dub
    11%
  • End of the day
    9%
  • The spring musical
    9%
  • Band
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
626
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,976
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$14,045/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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South Park Senior High School Reviews

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South Park Senior High School is a very good place to receive an education from. South Park offers a wide variety of classes within their curriculum making it significantly easy to learn about what you love. There are many school clubs to become involved in, like I myself have, although I do wish we could participate and experience more within these clubs. The diversity is not the best here, as there are only a couple of each minority. Overall, South Park educationally excels.
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As an alumnus of South Park, I can undoubtedly look back and conclude that I was prepared for my post-secondary education. A great number of honors level and advanced placement classes are offered to challenge students to go beyond the general requirements. I also felt that my time management skills were strengthened through my involvement in several clubs and sports teams, of which there are many. Lastly, my relationships with my teachers helped me to feel comfortable in my surroundings. I always felt that I had a confidant or someone to go to for help. I could not have asked for a better high school experience.
The academics at South Park High School are good, however there are ways that could improve the system greatly. One way is to increase staffing. Several subjects, including art, music, health, family and consumer sciences, and foreign languages have experienced cuts in recent years to the staff number. This staffing cut resulted in a loss of programs and courses. Another flaw is that there is no director of curriculum to monitor the schools curriculum. This is a serious issue, especially involving a case where both Spanish teachers retired the same year. The new teachers were unaware of what students had previously learned and what they had yet to learn. If a single currciulum were in place, education outcomes would be improved. More courses could also be offered, such as AP, honors, and elective courses. There are roughly 20 honors courses and 8 AP courses. Workload for these classes is much greater than other classes. English classes especially require a great deal of work. A promotion for the fine arts, such as music and art, could also be save programs that are not as popular.