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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
South Spencer High School is a public school located in Rockport, IN. It has 407 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

South Spencer High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1130
70 responses
Average ACT
24
26 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$48,563
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$717
National
$949
Median Home Value
$108,000
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
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  • WHOO Carnival
    42%
  • Powder puff
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    21%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
407
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
1%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,265/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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South Spencer High School Reviews

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South Spencer High School is a great place to go to school. Being involved in clubs and sports is a good way to stay involved in everything. Clubs help you show school spirit and get lots of others involved. The teachers push you and help you get ready for college. It is a small school so you know everybody, so it’s nice having people other than your teachers to help you out with your school work and other activities going on.
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I'd like to see a wider variety of options in basic core courses like math, science, English, and especially world languages. Currently South Spencer only offers Spanish. I went to Europe just recently and realized that learning a larger language like German or Italian would've been more helpful since place I would like to visit again one day don't speak Spanish. I'd also like to see a larger science section. Currently we have Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Honors Science, and AP Biology, as well as AP Chemistry, and Earth and Space science only offered some years. I think if we varied sciences out to classes like a detective science we used to have to help kids planning to go in detective or CSI type work. I feel like it would help broaden the job interests and opportunities for the kids at South Spencer.
South Spencer is decent enough in terms of a place to get a diploma but not much else. New administration over the past couple years has greatly altered the school's dynamic, though not necessarily improved it. A budget cut for academics and certain fundraisers for the arts having been taken away leaves the school very sports-based and unfun for anyone unatheletic. Very few AP classes are offered and pep-rallies have become mandatory to attend. The main problem with this set up? all of South Spencer's sports teams are terrible. you think an 8 season losing slump would be enough to tell the sports-focused school board this, but unfortunately school funding has and will continue to be shoveled into sports programs and cuts for art and academics will continue.