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B+
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
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
South Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Minneapolis, MN. It has 1,787 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.
Address
3131 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Telephone
(612) 668-4300
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South Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1270
39 responses
Average ACT
26
251 responses
AP Enrollment
50%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$62,141
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$956
National
$949
Median Home Value
$171,056
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
Report
  • 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
1,787
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
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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Great Principle, fantastic Vice Principle, supportive Social Worker and Counseling team. Good selection of courses. Lot's of diversity among the students. Great memories!
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I like how South high school has a range of diversity that helps you understand more of other like you and other races. The school does not discrimate about your gender or race. The Liberal arts are very good having 3 different Orchestras, 3 different bands, also Jazz band, piano, guitar, choirs, etc. The school has three programs the liberal arts program, united nations, and open. The different between programs is how they teach and the environment. There also programs that can also help you prepare for college to understand it and to be able to apply. The school also helps low income students by not having you pay for renting instruments, giving free lunch, lowering the price of join a sport, finding scholarship s, etc. There are many other things about the school but what I would change is the school food, the benefits of each program, some teacher but in all not many things to change.
I think your experience at South really depends on how you make it and how involved you plan to be. There are lots of clubs and sports to join, as well as many service opportunities. The college and career center is always available to help students and answer questions about life after college. If you put yourself out there and become part of the South community I think you'll enjoy being a student at South.