School Details

South Mountain High School

5401 S 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85040
(602) 764-5000
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1895 students 17 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

44%
50%
62%
72%
76%
83%
46%
58%
70%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Phoenix Union High School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Mountain High School is a public high school in Phoenix. The principal of South Mountain High School is LaCresha Williams. 1,895 students go to South Mountain High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 10% of the South Mountain High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 5% of the 1,895 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at South Mountain High School is 17:1. South Pointe High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 70% 78%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% %
Asian 0.8% 2%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 64%
Limited English proficiency 10% 16%

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