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Southside High School

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Posted September 13, 2010

As a student at Southside High School i believe that most if not all of the teachers do not care about our education because most of the time we dont understand the material because the teachers dont go over it completely they either just sit at there desk and do what ever they do and give us worksheets and when they do put the effort into actually teaching us they fail to explain it and get mad afterwards when we ask "how do you do this?" and the administrators i believe are the main problem behind everything in our school they are more concertrated on dress code violations then our education that and the saftey of our students im am in the class of 2012 and i have failed to see anything change that is for the better of our school and our students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2010

What I don't understand is why Seniors have to sell ten cards with coupons at five dollars each, when the place they had their breakfast is only ten dollars for every person that enters to eat. I paid fifty dollars and can't even use the coupons at the SONIC unless I go daily and that would take one year to use up all the coupons in the cards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

There is definatly a lack of extracurricular activities, school spirt, and feild trips. I've only seen the principle twice since i moved here in November. i don't think the school dose enough to motivate students. Its boring. Teachers bascily teacher for 20 mins, and then we talk the rest of the period.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2010

I enrolled into Southside in October of my senior year. Honestly I think the majority of the teachers don t care, and they favor kids. Out of many schools I ve been to, the students have no respect for the teachers and they don t seem to do anything about it. We practically have to sign in to use one restroom out of the whole school. Teachers are so unorganized as well as the office at the front desk. The consolers did not notify me that I was endangering of falling until the last 6 weeks of school because I wasn t aware of the credits this school required. I ve only seen the principle twice out of the 8 months I was here. They do not excuse any Dr. absents, so don t bother to bring your excuse or be sick. I wish I was excited for my Senior Prom, but so far only 50 out of the senior and junior class has signed up. There is defiantly lack of extracurricular activities but students don t seem motivated for any school activities anyways which can explain why prom
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2009

I am a parent volunteer/sub/booster club member..Our school has come a long way now we have a Principal that actually cares about our kids. She has been there herself and knows what our community needs and likes. Getting the rest of the faculty to follow is another thing. We have some teachers that are wonderful and care about are students more than their parents. It has taken time to reach where we are now , I hope that Ms. Trevino stays as principal so we can continue to succeed...I have a senior and a freshman and I hope to have her there to guide my children till they finish at Southside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

I graduated from Southside High School in June of 2008. I am proud to say that Southside High School has many wonderful teachers and administrators, it is up to the students who attend to take full advantage. I did and ranked 20th in the Class of 2008. I am currently attending Texas A&M at College Station. So I would like to say Southside did a pretty good job getting me here. Anthony Barrera Southside HS '08 Texas A&M '12
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2008

i'm sorry but i don't feel like me, as a student, feels like i'm being perpared for a good future. i've been more persured into passing the taks, then going to college. I know i'm going to pass this taks. I also want to know why we have to slow down classes for the students that don't do nothing, but because of this no child left behind thing we have to. It effacting the students that can pass and keep up with there work to fall behind in stuff they need to be learning. Then going over the same junk beacuse some kid desided to skip class all year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2007

my child is attending Southside high school and will be graduating this year 2007, major concern turn overs with principals and teachers! the last 4 years the moral was low and this year it is very high , confidence levels have risen this year with TAKS and teacher student relationships are noticeably very positive. I am a parent that is very involved with my child, the principal and administrators alike are doing an awesome job connecting with parents and students and bringing the community much closer. Many feel disappointment with the previous principal,but it was this year that I have see a major change in our academic programs, parent involvement and especially community moral. The Principal has a passion for her school, she graduated from SHS I truly believe she, her faculty and staff will be a great asset to Southside High School. Keep up the great work! Go Cardinals Go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2006

I know that this was meant for Parents but I thought it would be interesting to hear the views of the students for a change. I love my school, but there are many problems that go unattended to. Including the lack of sanatation in the restrooms, lack of extracurricular activities, the absence of field trips, and even the student dress code. It seems to me that the principle cares more about students not wearing flip-flops than the academic excellence of the school. If I had another chance, i would have changed school a long time ago.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2005

This school is pretty good! But i wish there was a greater variety of African American, Asian, Pacific Islander students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2005

Southside is a relatively good school. Some of the teachers dont seem to care much about the students while others are completely dedicated to their work and their kids. Parental involvement is nearly non existant, but most parents are still supposrtive of the school. Southside could use more extracurricular activities, but the options they do have are suitable for now. It would be nicer to have more options though.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

357 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

341 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

326 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

317 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

317 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

316 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
68%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
42%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
30%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education20%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education27%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education33%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students56%
Female58%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education6%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)34%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students35%
Female43%
Male28%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education3%
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant35%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education18%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students35%
Female42%
Male29%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special education0%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant35%
Gifted/talented70%
Not Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education14%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students63%
Female58%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education12%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students50%
Female41%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Special education10%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talented69%
Not Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 90% 52%
White 9% 29%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 7%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Fax number
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1460 Martinez Losoya Road
San Antonio, TX 78221
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