Southern High School

110 reviews
  1. Alamance-Burlington Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
631 Southern High Rd
Graham, NC 27253
Telephone
(336) 570-6400

Southern High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1070
31 responses
Average ACT
26
10 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
AP Enrollment
13%
AP Exam Pass Rate
40%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    7%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    21%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    64%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    7%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
44%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
  • Special olympics
    33%
  • Spirit Week
    33%
  • Holiday cheer
    20%
  • Dance concerts
    13%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,483
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,554
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,055/ year
National
$11,890
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses

Reviews

110 reviews
  • Excellent
    9
  • Very Good
    49
  • Average
    45
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    0
Athletics at our school is very important. There are lots student, staff, and parent involvement. Our facilities are pretty good, not the greatest but we make do!
  • High School Senior
  • Mar 28 2015
The parents are very influential in keeping the programs up and running. The baseball team, in particular, has done an excellent job with fundraising and were able to build a new batting cage. The students also do what they need to in the classroom to continue with their sports and the coaches help keep them motivated to do so
  • High School Senior
  • Apr 15 2015
There are a lot of options, but none of them are exceptionally healthy. I have never heard of Kosher, Halal, or Vegetarian options because I do not think the first two are very common in my school. I'm sure upon special request, options would be made available. For vegetarians, I believe most of them bring their own lunch.
  • High School Senior
  • Apr 15 2015