Southern High School in Albright Township, NC - Niche

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Southern High School is a public school in Albright Township, North Carolina. It has 1,483 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 42% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 107 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

631 Southern High Rd
Graham, NC 27253
(336) 570-6400

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3.5 from 107 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This is the most sought after school in our district. So many people try to get transfers here. We are 4A, 1600+ students, making us the largest in the school system. The faculty is top notch and the coaches are as well. It really is a great school, just some of the students are a little much to handle, as I'm sure they are at all schools.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: 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
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: The dress code is a little ridiculous, in my opinion. As a small-framed girl, I do not feel that leggings are inappropriate on me and feel that I should be able to wear them. I don't know what the best way to address the dilemma without completely banning them would be, but I'm kinda salty that I can't wear them.

    The administrators and counselors always have their doors open and are available when you need them. The counselors in particular have been extremely helpful in my preparation for college and am forever grateful.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: 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
    • 5
    Teachers: All of the teachers are very helpful, inside and outside of the classroom. They respond quickly to emails when you have questions and are available for extra help when you need it. I have had a lovely experience with all of the classes I have had and will miss it greatly (minus the students. they're annoying).

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.00 Southern Middle School Public
2.66 River Mill Academy Public, Charter
2.00 South Graham Elementary School Public
Ray Street Academy Public, Alternative
Bible Wesleyan Christian School Private, Religious
2.00 Graham Middle School Public
2.00 Alexander Wilson Elementary School Public
1.66 Harvey R. Newlin Elementary School Public
1.66 Graham High School Public
3.33 Alamance Christian School Private, Religious
2.00 North Graham Elementary School Public
Alamance-Burlington Middle College Public
2.00 Edwin M. Holt Elementary School Public
1.66 Broadview Middle School Public
3.00 Burlington Christian Academy Private, Religious
1.66 Hugh M. Cummings High School Public
Childrens House Montessori Private, Montessori
2.00 Grove Park Elementary School Public
1.66 R. Homer Andrews Elementary School Public
2.66 Walter M. Williams High School Public
Blessed Sacrament School Private, Religious
1.66 Eastlawn Elementary School Public
2.66 Marvin B. Smith Elementary School Public
2.00 B. Everett Jordan Elementary School Public
1.66 Haw River Elementary School Public
2.00 Turrentine Middle School Public
3.33 The Hawbridge School Public, Charter
2.00 Hillcrest Elementary School Public
2.33 Highland Elementary School Public
2.33 Sylvan Elementary School Public
2.00 Hawfields Middle School Public
2.33 Garrett Elementary School Public
2.00 Elon Elementary School Public
2.00 Eastern Alamance High School Public
2.33 Woodlawn Middle School Public
2.33 South Mebane Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 Graham High School 5 mi. 826
1.66 Hugh M. Cummings High School 6 mi. 868
2.66 Walter M. Williams High School 6 mi. 1,163
2.00 Eastern Alamance High School 10 mi. 1,211
3.00 Western Alamance High School 12 mi. 1,187

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Southern High School United States Eastern Alamance High School Graham High School Hugh M. Cummings High School Walter M. Williams High School Western Alamance High School
White 78.0% 51.0% 62.0% 25.0% 7.0% 42.0% 76.0%
Hispanic 10.0% 25.0% 11.0% 37.0% 46.0% 19.0% 8.0%
African American 7.0% 15.0% 20.0% 31.0% 42.0% 31.0% 10.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 1.0% 0% 3.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 30.5%
Grade 10 25.6%
Grade 11 22.7%
Grade 12 21.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 88% Yes
  • 0% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 55% The agricultural program
  • 27% Sports
  • 18% The visual arts program

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 33% Community politics
  • 33% Teacher involvement
  • 33% Drama among students

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 7 responses

  • 71% The agricultural education program
  • 14% Sports
  • 14% Teachers

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 71% Athletic/agriculturally focused
  • 29% Redneck

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 100% Involve in afterschool sports, clubs, and events

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 86% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.