School Details

Southern High School

8620 Preston Hwy, Louisville, KY 40219
(502) 485-8330
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1221 students 27 students/teacher (KY avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

22%
41%
50%
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32%

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KPREP)

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2013-2014, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.
  • This school in 2011
  • Jefferson County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
58%
56%

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KPREP)

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2013-2014, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.
  • This school in 2011
  • Jefferson County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
55%
46%
63%
65%
66%
20%
47%
71%
21%
47%
60%
32%
49%
41%

Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT)

In 2010-2011 Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
16%
37%
38%
23%
38%
40%
27%
50%
55%
49%
56%
58%

Kentucky End of Course Assessments (EOC)

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2013-2014, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.
  • This school in 2011
  • Jefferson County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Southern High School is a public high school in Newburg. 1,221 students attend Southern High School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 63% of the 1,221 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Southern High School is 27:1. Evangel Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 59% 51%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 37%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    me encanta la escuela y los profesores. se toman el trabajo en serio y son preocupados por todo

  • (8 years ago)

    i recently graduated from southern and truthfully i wouldnt send my child there. the academics aren't that great either. Generally the teacher-student relationships are awesome sometimes the teachers are more of your friends I believe the Administration cares more about the dresscode than your education. The sports...well; We were good at baseball and softball everything else was a shame. the school spirit is almost non existant but the rival between the junior and senior class is well heated. the only reason i loved SHS was because of my friends. If youre looking for an academic school keep looking.

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Overall score

(based on 5 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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