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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
South Side High School is a highly rated, public school located in Rockville Centre, NY. It has 1,087 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

South Side High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1230
266 responses
Average ACT
29
143 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$114,483
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,627
National
$949
Median Home Value
$627,200
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Red and Blue competition
    28%
  • Student directed
    22%
  • Theater performances, Center Stage, Drama Guild re
    17%
  • Baseball Season
    8%
  • Basketball Season
    6%
  • Field and Track
    6%
  • Going to the brodge
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,087
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$128,380
Teachers in First/Second Year
1%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$33,696/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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South Side High School is a very stressful yet welcoming environment. Being a part of the South Side community has positively impacted my high school career and I do not think I would have had such a positive experience at any other school. There are so many sports and clubs to get involved in as well as many different class options on different levels. At South Side, I would like to see a change in the guidance that is available to the students. It is definitely there already I just feel that it could improve.
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I feel like my high school is wonderful. I feel academically challenged in some of my classes with some advanced courses. There are tons of opportunities for sports, clubs and I am planning on doing more in the future. If I could change anything at the school, I would probably like to see honors courses or AP classes as we are an IB type school and the program is only available for juniors and seniors. Over than that, the school is inclusive of all people and I’m very thankful and lucky to go to such a great school
There is a major emphasis on education, education, education. Being one of the few IB schools on Long Island makes the school unique- in both its benefits, and its downfalls. Course selection can become very restrictive and limited come time for senior year, and the stress inflicted by the rigor of the IB program can be rough for some. In terms of extracurriculars, the school is packed with them, so much so that some may get in the way of others (in terms of scheduling).