PROFICIENCY 19% 51% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
23%Dallas County

Southside High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Dallas County" in Selma, AL. There are a total of 386 students and 27 teachers at Southside High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of 275 free lunch students and 0 reduced lunch students.

Southside High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 18.5%, which is 51% lower than the Alabama average.


Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch275
Reduced lunch0


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

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 n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

All<= 5%
High School<= 5%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School30-34%

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 0.0% 22.9% 57.4% 51.1%
African American 100.0% 75.4% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 0.3% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 0.0% 0.6% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.8% 1.7% 3.1%

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Selma demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1399291
Median age52.338.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.3:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)36%57%55%
Speak English100%95%79%
Speak Spanish0%3%13%

Education level achieved in Selma

Completed 8th grade64.7%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school64.7%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college30.3%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree17.6%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors7.6%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters1.7%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.0%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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