South Mountain High School



South Mountain High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

South Mountain High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 457
10 465
11 419
12 381

South Mountain High School is a public high school of the Phoenix Union High School District located in Phoenix, AZ. It has 1,722 students in grades 9th through 12th. South Mountain High School is the 88th largest public high school in Arizona and the 2,476th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 16.5 to 1.

Total Students: 1,722
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 104.6
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 2,476th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 88th out of 659
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 91st out of 276
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 29th out of 276

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South Mountain High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 883
(51%)
13,090
(48%)
 Male 839
(49%)
13,923
(52%)

South Mountain High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,351
(78%)
21,951
(81%)
 Black 253
(15%)
2,312
(9%)
 White 48
(3%)
1,238
(5%)
 Two or More 26
(2%)
356
(1%)
 American Indian 24
(1%)
654
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 13
(1%)
62
(0%)
 Asian 7
(0%)
440
(2%)

South Mountain High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,437
(83%)
21,461
(79%)
 Not Eligible 199
(12%)
3,603
(13%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 86
(5%)
1,949
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

South Mountain High School is ranked 20th out of 416 ranked schools in Arizona, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of South Mountain High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (88.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 43.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

South Mountain High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2149
2006 2197
2007 2135
2008 1990
2009 1836
2010 1823
2011 1834
2012 1777
2013 1725
2014 1706
2015 1722

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.9
2006 16.8
2007 16.8
2008 16.4
2009 15.1
2010 16.5
2011 17.1
2012 17
2013 18.8
2014 16.6
2015 16.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.71800837598883
2006 0.10104688211197
2007 0.02576112412178
2008 0.65778894472362
2009 0.7739651416122
2010 0.049369171695008
2011 0.80370774263904
2012 0.5846933033202
2013 0.80521739130435
2014 0.87983587338804
2015 0.88443670150987

Compare South Mountain High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,650.0% 16.5:1
 
2,016.7% 20.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.7%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 88.4%
 

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