PROFICIENCY 37% 32% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
27%Fort Smith

Southside High School is a school servicing grades 10 to 12 and is located in the district of "FORT SMITH SCHOOL DISTRICT" in Fort Smith, AR. There are a total of 1,561 students and 106 teachers at Southside High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of 483 free lunch students and 144 reduced lunch students.

Southside High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 37.0%, which is 32% higher than the Arkansas average.


Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch483
Reduced lunch144


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment525
Taking some courses510
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses305
Passing no courses195

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Southside High School, there are a total of 525 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 510 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School17%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School57%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Southside High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 64.3% 43.2% 64.2% 51.1%
African American 4.6% 11.4% 19.7% 15.9%
Asian 7.8% 6.1% 1.5% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 10.8% 31.5% 11.3% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.2% 1.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.2% 0.6% 0.4%
Multiracial 11.2% 6.2% 1.9% 3.1%

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Ballman Elementary School22%1.6Fort Smith, AR
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Albert Pike Elementary School14%2.1Fort Smith, AR
Northside High School19%2.3Fort Smith, AR
Belle Point Alternative Center10%2.3Fort Smith, AR
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Fort Smith demographics profile

StatisticFort SmithArkansasNational
Population density (sq mi)1,3895591
Median age35.637.737.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%58%55%
Speak English79%93%79%
Speak Spanish14%5%13%

Education level achieved in Fort Smith

IndexFort SmithArkansasNational
Completed 8th grade76.1%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school74.4%79.0%83.0%
Completed some college50.1%50.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree27.3%27.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.9%21.5%30.3%
Completed masters6.4%7.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%0.9%1.3%
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Source: The Southside High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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