PROFICIENCY 48% 71% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
45%DESOTO CO SCHOOL DIST
39%Southaven
28%Mississippi

Southaven High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "DESOTO CO SCHOOL DIST" in Southaven, MS. There are a total of 1,920 students and 107 teachers at Southaven High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 18 to 1. There are a total of 949 free lunch students and 206 reduced lunch students.

Southaven High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 47.5%, which is 71% higher than the Mississippi average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1920
Teachers107.15
Student/Teacher ratio18:1
Free lunch949
Reduced lunch206

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment197
Taking some courses161
Taking some courses (not tests)42
Passing some courses48
Passing no courses115

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 Southaven High School, there are a total of 197 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 161 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All46%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School46%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All49%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School49%

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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Southaven High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictMississippiNational
Caucasian 46.2% 58.1% 47.0% 51.1%
African American 44.0% 33.0% 48.1% 15.9%
Asian 1.8% 1.6% 1.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 7.6% 6.5% 3.2% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.2% 0.2% 0.3% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.2% 0.4% 0.3% 3.1%

Southaven demographics profile

StatisticSouthavenMississippiNational
Population51,8162,989,192318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,2556291
Median age35.136.737.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%54%55%
Speak English94%96%79%
Speak Spanish4%2%13%

Education level achieved in Southaven

IndexSouthavenMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade83.6%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school82.5%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college61.0%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.8%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors23.2%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.3%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%0.9%1.3%
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Source: The Southaven 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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