South Spencer High School

Summary:

South Spencer High School is a public high school located in Rockport, Indiana, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 357 students. The school is part of the Warrick County School Corp, which is ranked 118 out of 364 school districts in Indiana and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

South Spencer High School has a predominantly white student population, with 93% of students identifying as white, which is significantly higher than nearby schools like Castle High School (83.27% white) and Heritage Hills High School (87.54% white). The school has seen fluctuations in its statewide ranking, ranging from a high of 45th out of 353 Indiana high schools in 2012-2013 to a low of 218th out of 400 in 2014-2015. In the most recent school year, South Spencer High School ranked 187th out of 398 Indiana high schools, with a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

South Spencer High School has maintained a strong four-year graduation rate, ranging from 90.2% in 2021-2022 to 95.0% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the graduation rates of nearby schools like Tell City Junior-Senior High School (91.5%) and Boonville High School (85.6%). However, the school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 12.9% in 2020-2021 to 22.0% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the chronic absenteeism rates of nearby schools.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1142 N Orchard Rd
       Rockport, IN  47635


(812) 649-9157

District: South Spencer County School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
187th of 403 Indiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,889 Help


Feeder schools for South Spencer High School:

Elementary:    Luce Elementary School
    Rockport-Ohio Elementary School
Middle:    South Spencer Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.7 Help
Number of students:  357

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.0%
Two or more races:
2.8%
African American:
1.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details South Spencer High School ranks better than 53.6% of high schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 48.29. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of South Spencer High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (93%), two or more races (2.8%), African American (1.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 43.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at South Spencer High School is 13.7. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at South Spencer High School is $10,889.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

South Spencer High School:

SchoolDigger ranks South Spencer High School 187th of 403 Indiana public high schools. (See South Spencer High School in the ranking list.)

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South Spencer County School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks South Spencer County School Corp 118th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for South Spencer High School

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Rank History for all students at South Spencer High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 62.41 133rd 349 61.9%
2006 65.86 105th 349 69.9%
2007 57.38 171st 354 51.7%
2008 59.04 169th 360 53.1%
2009 74.50 76th 364 79.1%
2010 49.82 137th 362 62.2%
2011 63.13 78th 364 78.6%
2012 59.43 101st 373 72.9%
2013 68.41 45th 353 87.3%
2014 58.06 107th 379 71.8%
2015 45.96 218th 400 45.5%
2016 50.32 200th 394 49.2%
2017 61.22 129th 380 66.1%
2018 61.37 151st 385 60.8%
2019 65.12 93rd 389 76.1%
2021 49.88 178th 388 54.1%
2022 70.80 109th 409 73.3%
2023 48.29 187th 398 53.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at South Spencer High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 90.20 11th 285 96.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at South Spencer High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 55.41 138th 379 63.6%
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Rank History for Female students at South Spencer High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 48.55 181st 388 53.4%
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Rank History for Male students at South Spencer High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 46.69 186th 383 51.4%
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Rank History for White students at South Spencer High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 64.98 113th 378 70.1%
2023 37.99 224th 375 40.3%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for South Spencer High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 548 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 554
1989 563 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 571
1990 512 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 517
1991 493 5 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 501
1992 493 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 498
1993 508 5 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 515
1994 516 8 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 530
1995 509 10 0 1 0 n/a n/a 1 521
1996 509 10 0 1 0 n/a n/a 1 521
1997 493 8 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 504
1998 499 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 505
1999 511 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 514
2000 484 6 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 493
2001 469 2 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 474
2002 464 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 467
2003 464 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 467
2004 446 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 448
2005 460 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 462
2006 459 2 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 462
2007 437 4 0 2 1 n/a n/a 4 448
2008 458 4 1 4 0 n/a n/a 5 472
2009 445 4 2 5 0 n/a n/a 8 464
2010 460 3 2 5 0 n/a n/a 12 482
2011 474 2 2 13 0 0 7 0 498
2012 444 3 2 17 0 0 8 0 474
2013 449 5 0 20 0 0 8 0 482
2014 416 6 0 19 0 0 16 0 457
2015 413 5 2 17 0 0 15 0 452
2016 392 5 0 14 0 0 15 0 426
2017 374 2 0 12 0 0 19 0 407
2018 386 2 0 13 0 0 13 0 414
2019 391 2 0 12 0 0 16 0 421
2020 361 5 0 13 0 0 17 0 396
2021 348 6 1 13 1 0 17 0 386
2022 349 4 1 10 1 0 10 0 375
2023 332 5 3 5 2 0 10 0 357

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at South Spencer High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 554 27.8 19.9 6.1
1989 571 27.5 20.7 7.4
1990 517 27.5 18.8 7.5
1991 501 30.5 16.4 9.6
1992 498 27.9 17.8 11.8
1993 515 27.7 18.6 10.7
1994 530 29.3 18.1 13.4
1995 521 29.8 17.5 10.8
1996 521 29.8 17.5 10.8
1997 504 29.6 17.0 14.7
1998 505 28.5 17.7 11.3
1999 514 28.8 17.8 14.4
2000 493 28.5 17.3 11.8
2001 474 27.8 17.1 9.7
2002 467 26.5 17.6 14.8
2003 467 26.5 17.6 14.8
2004 448 26.3 17.0 16.3
2005 462 28.1 16.4 18.2
2006 462 28.0 16.5 23.4
2007 448 n/a n/a 26.1
2008 472 28.3 16.7 27.8
2009 464 28.3 16.4 29.2
2010 482 29.7 16.1 36.6
2011 498 27.8 17.8 38.6
2012 474 30.0 15.8 38.8
2013 482 31.5 15.3 38.8
2014 457 33.0 13.8 39.8
2015 452 30.0 15.0 38.9
2016 426 30.0 14.2 40.1
2017 407 28.0 14.5 36.4
2018 414 25.2 16.4 47.1
2019 421 25.0 16.8 43
2020 396 26.0 15.2 41.4
2021 386 26.0 14.8 38.6
2022 375 25.0 15.0 40
2023 357 26.0 13.7 43.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio South Spencer High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 554 27.8 19.9 6.1
1989 571 27.5 20.7 7.4
1990 517 27.5 18.8 7.5
1991 501 30.5 16.4 9.6
1992 498 27.9 17.8 11.8
1993 515 27.7 18.6 10.7
1994 530 29.3 18.1 13.4
1995 521 29.8 17.5 10.8
1996 521 29.8 17.5 10.8
1997 504 29.6 17.0 14.7
1998 505 28.5 17.7 11.3
1999 514 28.8 17.8 14.4
2000 493 28.5 17.3 11.8
2001 474 27.8 17.1 9.7
2002 467 26.5 17.6 14.8
2003 467 26.5 17.6 14.8
2004 448 26.3 17.0 16.3
2005 462 28.1 16.4 18.2
2006 462 28.0 16.5 23.4
2007 448 n/a n/a 26.1
2008 472 28.3 16.7 27.8
2009 464 28.3 16.4 29.2
2010 482 29.7 16.1 36.6
2011 498 27.8 17.8 38.6
2012 474 30.0 15.8 38.8
2013 482 31.5 15.3 38.8
2014 457 33.0 13.8 39.8
2015 452 30.0 15.0 38.9
2016 426 30.0 14.2 40.1
2017 407 28.0 14.5 36.4
2018 414 25.2 16.4 47.1
2019 421 25.0 16.8 43
2020 396 26.0 15.2 41.4
2021 386 26.0 14.8 38.6
2022 375 25.0 15.0 40
2023 357 26.0 13.7 43.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for South Spencer High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $19 (0.2%) $8,286 (99.8%) $8,305
2020 $21 (0.2%) $9,124 (99.8%) $9,145
2021 $183 (1.8%) $10,057 (98.2%) $10,240
2022 $508 (4.7%) $10,381 (95.3%) $10,889

Data source: Indiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on South Spencer High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 93rd of 389 High schoolsRanks 187th of 398 High schools
 23.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (South Spencer High School)5028.6
 21.4%
   End of Course Biology (South Spencer County School Corp)5028.6
 21.4%
   End of Course Biology (Indiana)38.629
 9.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students421357
 15.2%
African American25
 150%
American Indian02
Asian03
Hispanic125
 58.3%
Pacific Islander00
White391332
 15.1%
Two or More Races1610
 37.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients43%43.7%
 0.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about South Spencer High School

Students at South Spencer High School are 93% White, 3% Two or more races, 1% African American, 1% Hispanic.

South Spencer High School ranks 187th of 403 Indiana high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 357 students attended South Spencer High School.

South Spencer High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Luce Elementary School
Elementary : Rockport-Ohio Elementary School
Middle : South Spencer Middle School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Indiana Department of Education.

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