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South Side High School

Public | 9-12 | 813 students

 
 

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Posted October 5, 2008

southside high school is a wonderful school, i would advise it for anyone looking. Teachers are great! Mrs.Perry is the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2006

I am a graduate of South Side High School. I can truly say it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. It was because of the love and dedication of the teachers that made me go to college. I graduated from a prestigious college and found my first full-time job within a week of graduation. Thanks South Side.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 6, 2005

I am a student at South Side and would tell anyone to join this school. Sure we have the ocational fight, but you can't control everyone, and anyone who starts trouble is punished. This has been my experience. I'm in the band at South Side and I love that too. Many of our students try out for honor bands and quite a few have been accepted this year. Parents - South Side really is a very fun school. If you decide to send your kids here, I'm sure they may have trouble with the trauma of switching schools, but the will adjust, and they will be befriended.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2005

My 2 daughters have loved being at SSHS. They are involved in cheerleading, art club, theatre, and the theatre club. The quality of education is above average and the teachers really care about the teens. WE LOVE SSHS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2005

I believe this is one of the worst High Schools in our district. The principals at Southside have not the first clue as to what their jobs are. They overlook bullies by pretending they don't see it happening. This is at the expense of the children being bullied. Because of this type of situation, the students being bullied are having to ignore their education to concentrate on their own safety. This needs to be looked into. These bullied children are not 'being left behind' they are being 'left alone' and this is wrong.
—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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
47%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
32%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students66%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students39%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White43%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students43%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White48%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students53%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students52%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students27%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 67%
Black 38% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 60%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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84 Harts Bridge Rd
Jackson, TN 38301
Phone: (731) 422-9923

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