A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
2005 Eagle Ridge Rd
South Park, PA 15129
Telephone
(412) 655-4900

South Park Senior High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1170
84 responses
Average ACT
28
17 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

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
Report
  • 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
660
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
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
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
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
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,147/ year
National
$11,890
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

South Park Senior High School Reviews

190 reviews
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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.
Review South Park Senior High School
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.
The high school has a diverse variety of clubs that will appeal to almost any student. Some of the most popular clubs include the Student Council, Yearbook, Literature Club, Marching Band, Craft Club, BOTS Club, and Drama Club. The Drama club is a great club if you are interested in acting, singing, or just making new friends. The Interact Club is the most popular club, with almost 230 students involved. It is a service club that gets students involved in the community at various events, whether it's assisting at an elementary school art show or planting flowers in the park. Each club has its levels of commitment. The lowest level is a general member. Some clubs contain boards, which are a smaller group of students who wish to be more involved with the club. Most clubs also have officers, such as presidents and secretaries that are in charge of making sure the club runs smoothly, as well as making important decisions. Smaller clubs at the high school that don't get as much attention are SADD, Outreach, Academic League and Environmental Club. However, smaller clubs are better, as you get to form close bonds with people. The only club that is by invitation only is the National Honors Society, which evaluates students of character, service, scholarship, and leadership. A few more clubs could be added to make the extracurricular opportunities better, however what is currently in place is impressive for how small of a school we are.