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9-12 & Ungraded
Public district
Southaven, MS
Students enrolled: 1,812
After care: No

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899 Rasco Rd
Southaven, MS 38671

(662) 393-9300
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May 26, 2014
It is not safe anymore. If you are white, you are the minority and you will constantly be reminded of it. DeSoto Schools pretend they are great but they no longer are, sadly. DeSoto County is no longer a safe haven from Memphis. I do think the teachers are good, for the most part, but it is extremely overcrowded and racially divided.

- submitted by a student

August 22, 2013
Southaven High School is a great learning institution. The teachers are great, they take the time to help the students understand the assignments.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2010
I totaly loved this school. The teachers are awesome, the principles enforce the rules yet make everyday enjoyable, the counceler help in anyway possible. Hands down the best school in Memphis area, let alone Mississippi. GO CHARGERS

- submitted by a student

October 09, 2009
The Principals at Southaven High School really care about the students. They make every effort to acknowledge good behavior as well as handle problems when they arise. The teachers genuinely care for the students both inside the classroom and outside as well. I have nothing but good to say for the Staff, Faculty and Administration of Southaven High School!

- submitted by a parent
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August 08, 2009
SHS is the best school in Desoto County for my children. The teachers are great during school hours and after school with the students. There is such a bond with the Faculty, Staff and Students. What a joy it is for me to work with this school and watch my children become productive citizens. Go Chargers!! What awesome Principals who can call students by name and who are always in the halls making sure students are learning :-)

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August 27, 2008
Wonderful school! Great teachers, and administrators. I feel that my kids are always safe there. They have a Zero tolerance for any type of bad behavior. I wouldn't have my 3 kids at any other school in the distric!

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August 01, 2008
I think and know this is a great school for teenagers. It is a wonderful place for kids. The teachers and principals do a wonderful job!

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May 27, 2008
Have had four children graduate from SHS. Would put any other children there if I had any. Administration is great, teachers are wonderful, helpful and have a sense of family and make the students feel that way. I love SHS. The administration and faculty care about what happens to the kids now and later in their lives. They know how to prepare a kid for college and want the students to leave SHS prepared. Thank you SHS.

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2008
school ok. too many fights. dropped from a level 5 to 4. Have a dress code but poorly enforced. teachers good and help students when they need it. new building too. principals needs to get tough with these kids who goof off and needs to stop the bullying. my kid won't eat lunch because so much bullying. education seems good but culture is subpar

- submitted by a parent
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May 07, 2008
Southaven has attracted fantastic young teachers, especially in the science and german classes, but they can't keep them there for long. I was originally worried when meeting my child's science teacher last year because he was so young. My other children were older than him! Turns out, he was my son's favorite teacher and turned him from a c student to an A student. This year my daughter couldn't be in his class because the teacher left the school after last year. the principals need to hang on to good young teachers.

- submitted by a parent

December 14, 2007
My son attends Southaven High School. His teachers help him before and after school if he makes an appointment. They do not play favorites with the kids.

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2007
My children attend Southaven High School and I have been very pleased. We started off in the Shelby County school system and the education, parental involvement and environment of this school are excellent.

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February 26, 2006
At Southaven high there have been alote of fights since my I has been attending this school. They have excellent programs, but there are still problems with rasicm in the school. The students can not express their opinions. I would like to see alote change in the year of 2007 with us moving into a new school!

- submitted by a student

August 17, 2005
For a school that is only around 15-20% black, there isn't a whole lot of rascism here.All students generally get along,and there are competeive sports and extracurricular teams. However, the education has slowly declined since 2000, the school does have alot of fights. Overall,a fun and good school for everyone, way better than the education my kids received at Whitehaven.

- submitted by a student

June 24, 2005
Southaven High School is an average school. It has a great band program that is improving at an spectacular rate(5th best in state). Drama Club is very talented and getting better. Racism is an issue but its not commonly expressed among the students. The school is very safe and has no problems with discipline. Teachers tend to help only their favorites. (Of course with a lack of teachers and a growing student body of 1500 student-teacher bonding is not very common). The building conditions are endurable. In recent years bathrooms have been remodeled and a new band hall was built. A new school is also on the way. The school could use more advance classes. Overall Southaven High School is not bad.

- submitted by a student

March 30, 2005
Southaven is a quality school with a few problems. The staff generally cares about the progress and development of the students. The extra curricular activities are well led. The activities that Southaven excels at are drama, music, softball, baseball, and volleyball. There are some problems in the academics, mostly in the availability of higher level classes (example: a lack of AP science classes). There are also problems with the condition of the building itself. The are a few instances of racism in the school and incompetent teachers, but these are rare. The majority of the staff is truly good.

- submitted by a student

February 15, 2005
Excellent school with excellent teachers. Improvements need to be made to the building, but the students get along with each other, the teachers actually care that the students learn and all the clubs, extracurricular activities and the performing arts are spectacular. Education is built at Southaven High School!

- submitted by a parent

November 24, 2004
Southaven high school is wonderful. It may have some problems with some things but the enviroment is so wonderful that you forget those tiny little problems. The band is super awesome and the drama team is wonderful. Overall the school is wonderful. The finearts of this school is 100 percent rock my socks awesome.

- submitted by a student

October 06, 2004
The band is so great! The teachers are really helpful, and they are always happy to be of assistance! I'm going to miss the school. I can't wait wait until we get a new one though. The stairs are worn and the classrooms are starting to be too small! Overall the whole atmosphere is great!

- submitted by a student

April 29, 2004
Southaven High School is a great school. We have the best band program ever! We are growing stronger every year! Come join, share and volunter your time and I promise you will not be dissappointed! I encourage parents to get involved anyway you can...your children need you now! Rhonda Mitchell, TJ & Morgan's Mom

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2004
As a new teacher at Southaven I have been impressed with the good discipline,quality of the teaching staff, involvement and concern of the adminisration and the constant desire to improve instruction, activities and opportunities for all students. School pride is evident from students, faculty and parents!

- submitted by a teacher

April 10, 2004
The school is run down and their are a few teachers (like at every school) that arn't that great,but overall it is a good school. The band is awesome and i have heard drama is great too.

- submitted by a student

March 10, 2004
Its a very filthy school low in maintence food isnt properly cooked or served lunch servers dont use hair nets often. Have a pest problem. Treat people of another race unfairly.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2003
Southaven is a great school. It is so diverse. It is a wonderful place for children to learn. It also has an awesome fine arts department. The new band instructor is amazing and the drama team is very talented.

- submitted by a student

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Southaven High School
899 Rasco Rd, Southaven, MS  38671
(662) 393-9300
Last modified Southaven High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Southaven High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top