South Laurel High School

6/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
9
Grades
9-12 & Ungraded
Students
1,210
Type
Public
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Academics
7/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A promising sign:

Test scores at this school are above the state average. Because test scores in some states are so low, some students at this school may still not be performing at grade level


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


Writing
48%
State avg: 44%
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Biology I
31%
State avg: 38%
English 2
58%
State avg: 57%
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6/10
College readiness
Learn more about how to help your child graduate ready for college. See how.

Worth a deeper look:

This school is about the same as the state average in key measures of college and career readiness, but depending on the state, average can mean only a minority of students are ready for college and career.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
92%
State avg: 88%
AP course participation
33%
State avg: 21%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
55%
State avg: 48%
4/10
Student progress

A worrisome sign:

Students at this school are making less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling farther behind their peers.

Low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as many schools in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
96%
Hispanic
2%
Asian
1%
Black
1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Two or more races
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
19 :1
State avg: 16 :1
Students per counselor
414 :1
State avg: 448 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
16%
State avg: 10%
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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