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Southside Academy

Public | 9-12 | 253 students

 

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Posted October 27, 2008

I have viewed all of the previous reviews and there are many truths and some things I have no idea of what they are talking about. Who is 'Mrs. Nancy Jobe'? Now, our principal is Ms. Denise Gordon who is doing a fair job. As a student I, i feel she can do MORE. I have not seen many of the many promises of the aadministration, such as new programs. Ever since this school year started, there has been a lack of teachers and other workers. We accomplish many things, but not as much as we would with a full, dedicated staff. Therefore, this school is not at its best. Despite the negative aspects, I feel safe and loved at my school because there is an overall caring community.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2008

i love my school but some of the teacher there act like they don't care some of my classes all they do is give me work an don't even explain what they are teacher but southside is a good school e hey have a good jrotc program and that program have help me out alot
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2007

great school .... also a very good football team by the way
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

The school at one point was a promising project, however, after the original principal left things began to go down and in 2006 when the school became zoned that was it, I have not seen anything to make me feel the school is progressing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2005

Hello, Besides the learning skills aren't that great, they have alot of programs to offer you I would recommend their ROTC program to anyone it is very fun gives you alot of opportunities. A wonderful principal. I believe her name is Mrs. Nancy Jobe. I was told that they got a new principal a male this time. Based on the test scores and the location I would not recommend this school to anyone, but the programs and oppertunities I would recommend this school to anyone but do remember that education has more to do with just fun and programs. You go to school to learn not make friends and have to much fun. But have fun in school anyway. If the teacher can make a Science project or school period fun to a teenager then that is the right place for your child!
—Submitted by a parent


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

Grade level

Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
58%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%
English II

The state average for English II was 83% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 87% 35%
White 9% 42%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

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2700 Seamon Ave
Baltimore, MD 21225
Phone: (410) 545-3528

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