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Southridge High School

Public | 9-12 | 1441 students

 
 

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Posted June 25, 2013

The principal at this school is fantastic and very responsive. My daughter is enjoying her teachers and is in the honors program here as well as track. I have not regretted sending my daughter here at all! I think that Southridge is an all-around great school and they truly care about the kids. I do wish the drama and music programs were even better, and that the parents were more involved, but I believe that lack of parental involvement is becoming an epidemic all over the U.S.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

Great school. My daughter got a great education and after going here got a scholarship to one of the top 20 schools in the country. Her scholarship is worth 173,200 ....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

This used to be a good school. But then the administration changed. Mr. LeCompte was the best thing that ever happened to this school, and now he's gone. On a side note, the Tech program is the best in the area. The only other problem is that this school seems to pride itself on sports and nothing else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2008

I have never seen anything even close to these comments. The teachers and principal are the best around! They actually care about the kids and their academics. You have to want the grades to get them. I have had three children go through Southrige and would not change a thing!!!! Great school, great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

Wonderful school with great academics overall but principal is out of touch with students, he is too concerned with school's image. Athletes get a pass in regards to discipline; music and art departments are great. Physical education department is headed by incompetence. Lots of sports opportunities with great coaching. Booster club is wonderful with tremendous parent involvement and worthwhile programs. Math department needs an overhaul with a few truly excellent educators.Stay quite clear of the various academies as they do not count toward college credit and may hurt your child's chance of college accepance. I would recommend this school but in my opinion southridge is in need of a new principal and athletic director.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2005

An oppresive atmosphere fostered by an administrative staff over its depth. More attention to unimportant details than to substance. If possible, move your child to Kamiakin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

I definitely regret not going to Kennewick high or Hanford. I can't really compare southridge to other schools because I've never attended another high school, but I do believe that the environment and attitudes here are not conducive to learning. It is a fairly new school, and it has not had enough time to develop its academic programs. The only good class I ever had was AP Government, taught by Mr. Teals, who is also an excellent debate coach. I would not recommend Southridge if you or your child is serious about academics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2005

Good qualities about this school- safe, new and modern, good athletic department, very few drugs, gangs and fights. Bad qualities - does not prepare kids for anything other than a community college, academics don't necessarily come first, leadership program is in existance, but should not be - since it is very poorly run. Great school for your average student, but if you have a child who is interested in attending a prestigious university or perhaps one of our national academies, this is not the place. There is no guidance as how to study for SATs,ACTs, or any other tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2004

Southridge High School is not a very good school on providing students with a strong academic education in preparation for college.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted October 9, 2004

Southridge is an amazing high school! It has a wide variety and level of classes offered. The administrators, yes including the athletic director, are nice to any student that shows interest and talks to them. Many of the administrators can not know every kid in the school but when a student reacts with them, they show it back. Most of the counselors at Southridge are very helpful to the students, there is only one I can count out of this. As far as athletics go at Southridge, there is a large student involvement at for example, basketball, football, volleyball and soccer. However, there is a lack of student involvement at swimmeets, cross-country and track meets and even baseball. Overall, Southridge is a wonderful school. I would recommend it to any parent or student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2004

I love Southridge! The atmosphere at Southridge is much different than at the other high schools around here. Parents are well involved in their children's high-school career because they care. Teachers and administrators are supportive of students 100%. Teachers always post their grades so students always know what's going on. Counselors are very helpful whether it be class changes, college plans, etc. and they are always happy to help. Students at Southridge are generally happy, friendly, and helpful to each other. I highly recommend Southridge over any other high school in tri-cities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 6, 2004

My 10th grade student (practice SAT of 1270 score) feels challenged in AP Biology, AP chemistry and math courses. English classes are too easy and school does not provide AP English courses for younger grades. Excellent band/choir instructors. Beautiful school campus. Supportive parents. Principal and VP have different personalities that compliment each other (one quiet and behind the scenes, one who hangs out with the kids). The only complaint besides not offering challenging English courses, is the traffic pattern in front of the school. Before and after school can be hazardous with many near accidents and collisions. Also, would like more 4 year college information from counselors beginning in freshman year like Fairfax Virginia schools offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2004

This school is hampered by poor administration. The principal is concerned with appearance. Real educational substance is lacking. The principal does not know how to communicate effectively. At best this school is mediocre. Southridge would benefit from a new, and more experienced principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2004

This school is one of the nicest schools I have been to, and not just the facilities, the people are too. This school has been given the Stereotype of being the 'snob' school, but that is directly opposite. I enjoy most of the teachers there and I don't see any problems with the way the school is run, except for the Administration freaking out about little things, and letting the big things slide by. I would recomend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2004

SHS has a way to go to meet a high/superior academic status. Many of the projects my son has been assigned are at basic knowledge levels and offer no depth and complexity as I would have expected in honor's classes having been a teacher myself for 17 years. Many of the readings he has been assigned, he has read as a middle schooler. Southridge basic academic goal seems to meet the needs of low-average level students. It has not illustratated any effort to ask more of students then the basic minimium requirements. This may explain why test scores are so low. Southridge is a good school, but could be a great school. It has got a great student body, it just needs its administration and staff to raise the bar and watch the students soar.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2004

The principal appears to be inexperienced and does not know how to deal with children, parents or staff. A few exceptional teachers do not make up for the problems in this school's adminstration. Avoid this school if you can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2004

SHS is a great school, good academics, Athletic Director is mediocre at best. Discipline is not meted out fairly. Principal is out of touch, assistant principals are great and easily accessible by parents and students. Academies are waste of time but honors programs are wonderful. As with most schools, jocks get favored status but we recommend Southridge to other parents. Principal is more concerned with image than substance at Southridge and Athletic Director needs to be replaced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

As a student at southridge I know what's going on and sports is a really big part but there are alot of people who work hard to get good grades also.


Posted August 10, 2003

I think that Southridge High School is a well rounded school that provides opportunities for students of many different interests. The students and staff at Southridge have worked hard and done a very good job establishing the fairly new school in our community.
—Submitted by a former student


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About these ratings

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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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15%

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15%

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31%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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32%

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53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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32%

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36%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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Biology I

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Female76%
Male76%
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Low income66%
Not low income84%
Special education82%
Not special education76%
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Migrant45%

Geometry

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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Male12%
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White14%
Low income19%
Not low income6%
Special education12%
Not special education18%
Limited English0%
Migrant0%

Biology I

All Students32%
Female26%
Male37%
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Hispanic16%
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White40%
Low income21%
Not low income52%
Special education31%
Not special education32%
Limited English7%
Migrant0%

Geometry

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Migrant67%

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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Female31%
Male19%
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Hispanic21%
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White30%
Low income25%
Not low income28%
Special educationn/a
Not special education23%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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Geometry

All Students13%
Female15%
Male10%
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Hispanic18%
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Integrated Math I

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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Geometry

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

320 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

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86%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

327 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students83%
Female89%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income71%
Not low income92%
Special education52%
Not special education86%
Limited English13%
Migrant53%

Writing

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income79%
Not low income93%
Special education65%
Not special education89%
Limited English63%
Migrant76%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 60%
Hispanic 23% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 10%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 237%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 70%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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