Southside Academy

2700 Seamon Ave, Baltimore, MD 21225
(410) 545-3528

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 253 students 14 students/teacher ( avg is )

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High School Assessments (HSA)

In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Beginning with the class of 2009, students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Southside Academy is a public high school. 253 students go to Southside Academy and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 1% of the Southside Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 83% of the 253 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Southside Academy is 14:1. New Era Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 87% 86%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Asian 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 84%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    I have viewed all of the previous reviews and there are many truths and some things I have no idea of what they are talking about. Who is 'Mrs. Nancy Jobe'? Now our principal is Ms. Denise Gordon who is doing a fair job. As a student I i feel she can do MORE. I have not seen many of the many promises of the aadministration such as new programs. Ever since this school year started there has been a lack of teachers and other workers. We accomplish many things but not as much as we would with a full dedicated staff. Therefore this school is not at its best. Despite the negative aspects I feel safe and loved at my school because there is an overall caring community.

  • (7 years ago)

    i love my school but some of the teacher there act like they don't care some of my classes all they do is give me work an don't even explain what they are teacher but southside is a good school e hey have a good jrotc program and that program have help me out alot

  • (7 years ago)

    great school .... also a very good football team by the way

  • (8 years ago)

    The school at one point was a promising project however after the original principal left things began to go down and in 2006 when the school became zoned that was it I have not seen anything to make me feel the school is progressing.

  • (10 years ago)

    Hello Besides the learning skills aren't that great they have alot of programs to offer you I would recommend their ROTC program to anyone it is very fun gives you alot of opportunities. A wonderful principal. I believe her name is Mrs. Nancy Jobe. I was told that they got a new principal a male this time. Based on the test scores and the location I would not recommend this school to anyone but the programs and oppertunities I would recommend this school to anyone but do remember that education has more to do with just fun and programs. You go to school to learn not make friends and have to much fun. But have fun in school anyway. If the teacher can make a Science project or school period fun to a teenager then that is the right place for your child!

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