Bloomington High School South

1965 South Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401 | (812) 330-7714
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,716
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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1965 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Principal or Admin: Fletcher Mark
  • Fax: (812) 330-7810
  • Website: www.south.mccsc.edu
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Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,716
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 98.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 17.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 833 (48.5%)
  • Females: 787 (45.9%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 97 (5.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 282 (16.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 379 (22.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Bloomington High School South Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian60.3%
Black653.8%
Asian804.7%
Hispanic412.4%
White1,42883.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Bloomington High School South
  Number Percent
9th Grade44425.9%
10th Grade46226.9%
11th Grade42124.5%
12th Grade38922.7%
Source: IN Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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1 review for Bloomington High School South

  • Reviewed by Student on September 11, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school's driving force seems to be centered around athletic achievement, which vastly overshadows academics. Although South High has much to offer, in that students are able to choose from a wide variety of recreational pursuits, in all my unfortunate 4 years of attendance, the basis of grading seems rely heavily on an excessive workload consisting of soul-crushingly repetative copy-from-the-textbook assignments. In fact, in many core-curriculum classes, if a student failed every single test but turned in every homework assignment in completion, said student would still maintain an easily passing grade. In addition to the academics severely lacking, the majority of the administration staff are woefully closed-minded individuals who do not know how to adequately resolve altercations between students. There are physical fights on a regular basis with dismal repercussions, and students with alternative lifestyles are subjected to constant physical and emotional abuse from peers as learning is made nigh impossible in a hostile environment. Chewing tobacco can be seen smeared against walls in the bathrooms, and even on the carpeted floors of classrooms. If you are an athletically inclined individual looking to get a leg-up in sports, this just might be the school for you! But if you want a solid education, I strongly emplore you to look elsewhere. You will not find that here.

Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Bloomington High School South performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on ISTEP+ ECA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Algebra I
  • Biology I
  • English 10

ISTEP+ ECA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Algebra I Test
201059.0%67.0%61.0%
 
Biology I Test
201042.0%45.0%37.0%
 
English 10 Test
201065.0%65.0%63.0%
 
Source: IN Department of Education 2009-2010

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