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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
South Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Minneapolis, MN. It has 1,801 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

South Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1260
45 responses
Average ACT
26
285 responses
AP Enrollment
50%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$62,478
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,024
National
$949
Median Home Value
$182,501
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
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 86 responses
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  • Singing Telegrams
    22%
  • Super Soccer Saturday
    14%
  • Theater
    13%
  • Homecoming game
    9%
  • Everything
    9%
  • Spirit week
    7%
  • The last day of school
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,801
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,417
Teachers in First/Second Year
15%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 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
$19,953/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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South Senior High School Reviews

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This school is pretty good! My teachers have been fair, the classes I've taken have been fun, and I've been involved in a lot outside of school. Overall, the school atmosphere is pretty cool, students here are nice to one another. I have had some bad teachers but most of the teachers were good.
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I actually love going to South High School! I made lots of good friends and the teachers are very cool. One downside is that it seems like the school never gets around to cleaning cause the stairs/ floors are always dirty. The 2nd floor is my favorite place in the whole school because its impossible for new people to navigate and it's so funny watching people get lost (which was me until sophomore year approximately). The whole school calls the 2nd floor The Maze.
I loved my experience at this school. Faculty and staff were great! There was a lot of diversity and clubs to join. I don't believe this school had the best safety. During my time here as a student, there were many fights. We had one huge food fight that escalated and left many students injured. There were also times where you heard of students caring weapons or coming in to school with gang related activities.
They definitely could've helped us prepare for college more by offering more intro level college courses or college prep courses.