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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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South Side High School is a highly rated, public school located in Rockville Centre, NY. It has 1,076 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.
Address
140 Shepherd St
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Telephone
(516) 255-8944
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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
231 responses
Average ACT
29
129 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$105,444
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,554
National
$949
Median Home Value
$615,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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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
1,076
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
$124,832
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
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$33,407/ 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 Reviews

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It’s alright but it has all the failing of every other public school, lack of individual attention, the kids suck, lack of mental health attention, stressful, trying to commodify us the best way possible. But luckily in this town we have a decent bit of money and helicopter parents, so they tend to get things done and make this school just slightly better, ofc just for their priorities but sometimes it works out for you too.
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The education you get here is one of the best. I felt very prepared going into college and at no point did I feel that my college courses were too difficult to handle. The school had helped me obtain a wonderful work ethic that makes me stand out to my college professors. Although the IB program was definitely a struggle, I feel that it had helped me fulfill many of my general education requirements by allowing me to bring in a semesters worth of credits into college. The school can feel very cliquey, but eventually you will find your way. Join any activities that you have any interest in and you will meet great people within them.
Overall positive experience, unless otherwise stated in this review I have no complaints. School spirit is lacking, the school culture seems to value personal achievement resulting in a student body more involved with themselves than each other. Largely a competent and helpful body of teachers, with very few incompetent instructors (though they do exist). Great four years overall, very little I would change.