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Southside High School
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  • Public
  • FORT SMITH, AR

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Administration
    grade B
  7. Sports
    grade A minus
  8. Food
    grade B minus
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade B

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Southside High School is a highly rated, public school located in FORT SMITH, AR. It has 1,358 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1240
48 responses
Average ACT
26
740 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

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Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$48,033
National
$69,021
Median Rent
$740
National
$1,163
Median Home Value
$137,800
National
$244,900

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 50 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 50 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 137 responses
  • Northside v. Southside Rivalry
    28%
  • Mr. Haver playing the harmonica at pep rally
    22%
  • Spring Fling
    12%
  • Shanty Town
    9%
  • The end of football games
    9%
  • Prom
    8%
  • orchestra and band concerts
    4%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,358
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 60 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 60 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 60 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,999
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 66 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 66 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 66 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,002 / year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 76 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 76 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 76 responses

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