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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Southside High School is an above average, public school located in Greenville, SC. It has 807 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
6630 Frontage Road
Greenville, SC 29605
Telephone
(864) 355-8700

Southside High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1170
63 responses
Average ACT
25
42 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$32,374
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$723
National
$949
Median Home Value
$98,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week.
    18%
  • International Festival
    18%
  • Football games as well.
    16%
  • Extracurriculars
    12%
  • IB classes
    10%
  • Basketball games too
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
807
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,635
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,112/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Southside High School has to be, if not is the most diverse school in Greenville County. The student body is compromised of a variety of cultures and all contribute to the diversity found throughout the school. Many members of the teaching staff love their jobs and make excellent parental figures. I know that my sister had one teacher in particular who she would confide any issues or disturbances that she felt were too overwhelming for us to know. The IB program is wonderful and is an enriching experience for many students. None of that would be possible without the aid of Dr. Collins. Of course, there are notable downsides, most notably the varying attitudes within the student body and school spirit, but we all managed to put differing mindsets aside when times became difficult, such as the incident in 2016. Overall, the school was a pleasure to be part of and I will forever be proud to say that I wear the stripes of a Southside Tiger!
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My schools is very great school. A lot of the students interact with different things given inside and outside the school. Almost every teacher cares for their students. The only problem is that not many people are interested in learning 24/7, which may become a distraction to those around them. My school is great at teaching and they are strict on dress code. The dress code thing could be bad because so,e kids aren't as fortunate to have things with out hole. Overall, as a student on the college path in honors classes I can say it's a great school!
Southside High School was a great experience because I was able to view, at first-hand, many different cultures that came with a great diversity among the students. The teachers are also great and are very informed in what they teach, which makes for an even better experience. The classes are well-taught and range from lower-level courses to AP and IB level classes. The student body, along with its diversity, is also friendly and involved in the numerous clubs and sports this school has to offer. The administration is also very friendly and get along with most of the students. They could be the best people if you get to know them.