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South High School

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted September 28, 2010

(1/2) Does Fargo South really serve the students? Do they serve the parents? Do they serve the common good, at all? Fargo South is not only childish, but highly exploitive and manipulative. In particular, the administration, finds ways around the laws, simply because they believe they have the right to make decisions that can permanently affect people s lives. One of these ways being: preventing a student from graduating. Students usually have one common goal when they make it to High School, graduating and either moving on to post secondary education, or moving on directly from school. (Having their high school diploma or GED in hand so they can move on with their lives). In reality, Fargo South a socially-falsified-euphoria. Compulsory (attendance, hatred from conspirers) being the monarchy in which everything is twisted, conspired against, and eventually forced into failure. While the administration pushes students off to community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

this school is in a sorry state, bad administrators and teachers that conform to administrators whims and school counselors that do not know how to advocate for the child....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

South is a very good school. It has a lot of extracurricular activities and a big variety of classes to take including many AP classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2005

I think the overall school success is based on the child that is leaving and what is learned by them to take to the future. From what my child tells me about south high, there are more problems that need to be addressed, and are not, in order to make this school worthy of its ratings. Academically speaking the school does offer great classes and sports curriculum. The guidance office is most helpful of all, since the office personnel are at times helpless themselves and don't care. Overall I would say that it is a good academic school but more emphasis should be to put education back into the minds of the young adults we are instructing. Good luck... My child will not be attending next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2004

An incredible school holding the potential to mentor a student to achieve academic success, Fargo South is one of the best public schools a parent will find. With a history of academic success, located within a safe and growing community, Fargo South's wide range of academically challenging courses and highly motivated faculty helped me to develop into a successful student. I wouldn't be where I am today without such an amazing academic high school experience which challenged me to succeed.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 30, 2004

This school has been a huge disappointment as far as administration goes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2004

a great school!!! I hope every student graduates from a school such as that of fargo south high!
—Submitted by a former student


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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

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students54%
Female50%
Male57%
African American21%
Asian47%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
African American29%
Asian43%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant65%

Science

All Students61%
Female55%
Male66%
African American21%
Asian40%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 83%
Black 10% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 9%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A32%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1840 15th Ave South
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: (701) 446-2000

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