Southern High School

168 reviews
  1. Anne Arundel County Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. Outcomes
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports & Fitness
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
4400 Solomons Island Rd
Harwood, MD 20776
Telephone
(410) 867-7100
Website
Data not available

Southern High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1080
Average ACT
25

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
AP Enrollment
33%
AP Exam Pass Rate
69%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
8%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    50%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    6%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    44%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
  • Artquest
    26%
  • Football games
    23%
  • Dances
    11%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Coffee House
    9%
  • Soccer Games
    9%
  • Dance shows
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
1,066
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,316
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
Data not available
Female Athletes
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$14,787/ year
National
$11,927
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses

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Reviews

168 reviews
  • Excellent
    27
  • Very Good
    52
  • Average
    74
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    1
The experience was great because of friends and new people I've met along the way but the experiences I've had were between horrible and good.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago
Some of my teachers over four years have made a lasting impact on me and my education, but the student body has its weaknesses.
  • High School Senior
  • 4 months ago
The administration/principal/guidance counselors make school much more harder than it needs to be. Guidance does not help when you need them, they are rarely in the office, they dont help situations, they dont know how to explain things to you when you ask (they just answer the question with another question or ignore the entire thing) The students at the school are mostly rude and/or mean in general. The school definitely has its cliques; athletes stick together, art kids stick together, most minoritys stick together, etc.
  • High School Junior
  • 9 months ago