A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
4400 Solomons Island Rd
Harwood, MD 20776
Telephone
(410) 867-7100
Website

Southern High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
94%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1090
78 responses
Average ACT
26
19 responses
AP Enrollment
39%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
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  • Artquest
    23%
  • Football games
    19%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Dances
    14%
  • Dance shows
    9%
  • Coffee House
    7%
  • Soccer Games
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,071
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,681
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,915/ year
National
$11,890
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses

Southern High School Reviews

168 reviews
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The administration/principal/guidance counselors make school much more harder than it needs to be. Guidance does not help when you need them, they are rarely in the office, they dont help situations, they dont know how to explain things to you when you ask (they just answer the question with another question or ignore the entire thing) The students at the school are mostly rude and/or mean in general. The school definitely has its cliques; athletes stick together, art kids stick together, most minoritys stick together, etc.
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The teachers do help if necessary. It could be improved on. The teachers could include more lessons where technology is involved, and could make the lesson more interactive.
The school administration is very positive except for a few of the administrators who are way too involved in finding reasons to get kids in trouble. The guidance counselors are very friendly and are helpful when you reach out to them. The principal follows the rules very strictly which many of the students at my school don't like, but it is important for him to do that. The attendance lady is extremely strict which can be good or bad. Overall most of administration is very friendly when approached.