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South High School

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Posted January 16, 2011

This is my first year at South and it's been a blast. I switched districts becuase I hated my other school. I've had a really great experience. The math program is amazing! I'm also in band which has been the best. We are a really close group of people and I love going to school there. The academics are great. I came from a different district and have to say that it's been a wonderful challenge. The extra curricular activited are great too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2010

I used to think South was the best high school in Pueblo. Not anymore! Since introducing the 'block schedule' , the school has gone down hill dramatically. My son, this year, has a lot of 'downtime' during the day, and no homework. I certainly do not think he is getting the one year of learning in one semester. It also concerns me that with some classes, such as math and foreign languages, the retention rate between semesters will be affected. It is highly likely that these classes will be taken during the fall semester, then not again until spring semester the following year, this is almost a 10 month gap in subjects they are bound to forget. Class availability is difficult if you are in band, choir, etc. Teachers are great, but moral seems to be slipping with frustration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2010

I am impressed with the students at South High just because there are a few bad apples enrolled does not mean all students are doing wrong. The students have been very involved in helping our community and volunteering their time. These students work hard and should be recognized for their dedication to our community and their own education. All schools have good and bad it is up to the individual to make the right choice. As a parent it is our job to be involved in the lives of our children. Being good role models contributes to having a child that can make good choices. I do believe that there are teachers that should not be hired as a role model for our children but hopefully in the future that they will look into a persons past before giving them such an important job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2008

South High is a very wonderful place for children who want to become successful. Sure it is the school you love to hate but it happens in all schools South is the model school so we are always in the spot light good or bad. The staff is wonderful people who are there to help students be successful the coaches are the best! If you can not cut the grade you do not play. I recommend this school to any one looking for great high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

although considered one of the best high schools in town, i'm an outcast for not being involved in the athletics program. the teachers are ok with a select few being outstanding. its a great school for kids who love to play sports, or be in band, but as an orchestra student i expected more. comming form a middle school of around 25 players to 11 players total and only, me a freshman, knew what i was doing. overall its a mid-rate school, i wouldent go out of your way to send your kid there if you dont live in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2008

3/4 of my children went to South High and were treated with disrespect, and had problems with alot of their own teachers. They were all good kids and made good grades but dropped out because of the teachers, other students , the AP, and werent excepted into sports because he was from another town. I think that this is honestly the worst school in town at the moment because of these reasons. If i ever had another child i would never send them to that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2006

The athletics at South High School are the most competitive in town. Everyone is welcome to play and will succeed depending on their efforts and abilities. Students come from all over town to be apart of the successful athletic programs at this fine high school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 14, 2005

They do have a very good arts department--recitals, plays, shows, art exhibits and whatnot. Their sports equipment is about up to date. And they have lots of clubs to join and it is in fact one of the safetes schools in town.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 2, 2005

The academic programs at this high school are second to none. Great emphasis is put on learning the material both visually and hands-on. South is the top school for many sports in the Southern Colorado area. Extra curricular activities need work but the parent involvement is top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2005

South High School is an excellent place for education and athletics, as well as an unbelievable music program. South is there to help any student get involved in whatever they are interested in. The coaches are very knowlegeable in their respectable field and the music department is outstanding.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 8, 2004

The academics at South are wonderful as long as your student has the drive and willingness to learn. However, in the sports program, your student will only be allowed to play if as a parent you have money. Otherwise, you might as well forget about your student being involved in sports. Also,scholarships for college you will have to locate on your own. There isn't decent help for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2003

The academics at south are excellent. Stdents are required to learn many traits and studies useful for every day life. The extracurricular activities and sports available at South are open to all students provided they can keep up their academics. South has helpful coaches and sponsers to provide students with a fun and educational experience.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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17%

2012

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students17%
Female14%
Male21%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)22%
Free lunch eligible10%
Reduced lunch eligible26%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant17%

Reading

All Students63%
Female69%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligible72%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Writing

All Students45%
Female52%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students12%
Female9%
Male14%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Free lunch eligible6%
Reduced lunch eligible8%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English12%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant12%

Reading

All Students56%
Female66%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible54%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Science

All Students24%
Female25%
Male22%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)34%
Free lunch eligible14%
Reduced lunch eligible27%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English24%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant24%

Writing

All Students37%
Female50%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligible39%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English37%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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ACT participation

95%

Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

79%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 51% 32%
White 45% 56%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1801 Hollywood Dr
Pueblo, CO 81005
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