South High School

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This school is rated about average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform about average on state tests, ... More
Academics
5/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


Subject
% Proficient
English
38%
State avg: 36%
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Science
28%
State avg: 25%
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Algebra I
16%
State avg: 33%
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4/10
College readiness
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A worrisome sign:

This school is below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


Parent tip

Ask the schools what it’s doing to improve access to advanced classes and help prepare students for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
81%
State avg: 79%
Average ACT score
18
State avg: 20
AP course participation
30%
State avg: 20%
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6/10
Student progress
This rating measures how much students at this school improved from one year to the next, compared to students with similar proficiency levels at other schools in the state.

Worth a deeper look:

Students at this school are making average academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to help students grow and reach their full potential.

Equity
Environment
Students
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Hispanic
34%
White
27%
Black
23%
Asian
11%
Two or more races
4%
American Indian/Alaska Native
1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
15 :1
State avg: 17 :1
Students per counselor
302 :1
State avg: 449 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
69%
State avg: 82%
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Neighborhood
1700 East Louisiana Avenue
Denver, CO 80210
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Last modified: July 15, 2017
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