South Sioux High School

Summary:

South Sioux High School is a public high school in South Sioux City, Nebraska, serving 1,149 students in grades 9-12 as part of the Ponca Public Schools district, which is ranked 187 out of 212 districts in the state.

Despite spending significantly more per student than the state average, South Sioux High School consistently ranks in the bottom half of Nebraska high schools, receiving a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's academic performance, as measured by ACT proficiency rates, is well below the state average, with only 26.77% of students proficient in English Language Arts, 14.13% in Mathematics, and 13.75% in Science, compared to state averages of 33.35%, 26.23%, and 25.25%, respectively. The school's student population is predominantly Hispanic (65.8%), with a high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds (62.92% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch).

Compared to nearby schools, Ponca High School is a high-performing school, ranking 9th out of 215 Nebraska high schools, while Winnebago High School is one of the lowest-performing in the state, ranking 212th out of 217. Homer High School, located closer to South Sioux High School, is a mid-performing school. Despite the challenges, South Sioux High School's Hispanic students perform relatively well compared to other high schools in the state, ranking 14th out of 41 for this subgroup.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 3301 G St
       South Sioux City, NE  68776-3467


(402) 494-2433

District: So Sioux City Community Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
190th of 215 Nebraska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,084 Help


Feeder schools for South Sioux High School:

Elementary:    Cardinal Elementary School
    Covington Elementary School
    Dakota City Elementary School
    Harney Elementary School
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Middle:    South Sioux City Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1 Help
Number of students:  1,149

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
65.8%
White:
15.3%
African American:
8.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  62.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details South Sioux High School ranks worse than 88.4% of high schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.56. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (65.8%), White (15.3%), African American (8.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 62.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at South Sioux High School is 16.1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at South Sioux High School is $15,084.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

South Sioux High School:

SchoolDigger ranks South Sioux High School 190th of 215 Nebraska public high schools. (See South Sioux High School in the ranking list.)

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So Sioux City Community Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks So Sioux City Community Schools 187th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for South Sioux High School

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Rank History for all students at South Sioux High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 70.97 51st 249 79.5%
2007 71.39 46th 247 81.4%
2008 55.42 130th 252 48.4%
2009 60.24 105th 251 58.2%
2010 31.84 211th 249 15.3%
2011 25.29 211th 252 16.3%
2012 25.34 212th 245 13.5%
2013 15.14 228th 247 7.7%
2014 3.61 239th 247 3.2%
2015 20.73 212th 242 12.4%
2016 14.98 221st 246 10.2%
2017 7.42 209th 219 4.6%
2018 12.32 199th 219 9.1%
2019 9.72 203rd 217 6.5%
2021 18.04 181st 209 13.4%
2022 17.46 175th 202 13.4%
2023 15.56 190th 215 11.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at South Sioux High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 46.35 9th 26 65.4%
2023 15.78 3rd 3 0.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at South Sioux High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.19 43rd 79 45.6%
2019 33.71 54th 82 34.1%
2021 45.71 39th 83 53.0%
2022 45.08 35th 74 52.7%
2023 41.97 47th 89 47.2%
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Rank History for Female students at South Sioux High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.40 124th 144 13.9%
2019 12.89 129th 142 9.2%
2021 20.35 111th 138 19.6%
2022 11.76 121st 132 8.3%
2023 13.84 122nd 136 10.3%
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Rank History for Male students at South Sioux High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.16 127th 138 8.0%
2019 8.81 133rd 140 5.0%
2021 18.38 114th 130 12.3%
2022 24.12 103rd 135 23.7%
2023 18.94 111th 135 17.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at South Sioux High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.83 16th 41 61.0%
2019 40.18 22nd 43 48.8%
2021 63.32 10th 38 73.7%
2022 49.30 18th 41 56.1%
2023 55.94 14th 41 65.9%
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Rank History for White students at South Sioux High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.40 166th 205 19.0%
2019 49.58 101st 207 51.2%
2021 21.11 167th 200 16.5%
2022 46.57 104th 196 46.9%
2023 31.76 150th 206 27.2%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska 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 Sioux High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 525 2 18 18 3 n/a n/a 0 566
1989 468 2 18 32 7 n/a n/a 0 527
1990 426 13 34 5 2 n/a n/a 0 480
1991 455 2 18 34 8 n/a n/a 0 517
1992 467 2 26 42 7 n/a n/a 0 544
1993 472 1 34 52 8 n/a n/a 0 567
1994 507 2 28 61 8 n/a n/a 0 606
1995 465 1 28 78 13 n/a n/a 0 585
1996 465 1 28 78 13 n/a n/a 0 585
1997 459 1 26 95 14 n/a n/a 0 595
1998 467 5 29 92 11 n/a n/a 0 604
1999 503 4 29 53 9 n/a n/a 55 653
2000 486 5 38 119 11 n/a n/a 0 659
2001 473 3 36 160 16 n/a n/a 0 688
2002 556 5 45 318 24 n/a n/a 0 948
2003 556 5 45 318 24 n/a n/a 0 948
2004 510 8 48 326 34 n/a n/a 0 926
2005 496 9 39 384 32 n/a n/a 0 960
2006 474 17 32 427 42 n/a n/a 0 992
2007 493 25 32 471 39 n/a n/a 0 1060
2008 455 24 35 511 46 n/a n/a 0 1071
2009 413 31 31 557 49 n/a n/a 0 1081
2010 402 30 34 605 59 n/a n/a 0 1130
2011 323 27 29 643 53 0 22 0 1097
2012 327 32 37 660 35 0 29 0 1120
2013 320 30 44 682 39 2 33 0 1150
2014 323 34 42 721 44 1 37 0 1202
2015 287 49 35 759 40 4 28 0 1202
2016 279 61 38 763 42 1 26 0 1210
2017 260 68 36 786 37 1 22 0 1210
2018 245 79 34 760 31 2 19 0 1170
2019 241 80 37 758 36 5 32 0 1189
2020 225 97 33 748 30 11 35 0 1179
2021 222 94 28 732 28 13 34 0 1151
2022 190 93 37 731 25 20 39 0 1135
2023 176 93 42 756 28 15 39 0 1149

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 Sioux High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 566 30.3 18.6 25.4
1989 527 31.5 16.7 25.4
1990 480 31.5 15.2 25
1991 517 31.5 16.4 25.7
1992 544 33.0 16.4 24.3
1993 567 32.0 17.7 23.8
1994 606 33.4 18.1 24.8
1995 585 33.9 17.3 14
1996 585 33.9 17.3 14
1997 595 35.6 16.7 13.3
1998 604 36.7 16.5 16.2
1999 653 39.8 16.4 20.9
2000 659 40.8 16.2 21.9
2001 688 40.8 16.9 18.6
2002 948 56.5 16.8 19.3
2003 948 56.5 16.8 19.3
2004 926 59.5 15.6 26.9
2005 960 61.7 15.6 32.5
2006 992 65.3 15.2 27.2
2007 1060 66.6 15.9 27.4
2008 1071 71.2 15.0 41.8
2009 1081 70.7 15.3 42.5
2010 1130 69.0 16.3 50.4
2011 1097 67.4 16.2 58.2
2012 1120 64.2 17.4 57.4
2013 1150 67.2 17.0 64.3
2014 1202 70.5 17.0 56.1
2015 1202 72.0 16.6 56.7
2016 1210 72.0 16.8 58
2017 1210 72.5 16.6 58.1
2018 1170 74.5 15.7 60.9
2019 1189 76.0 15.6 63.3
2020 1179 77.0 15.3 65.6
2021 1151 72.5 15.8 61
2022 1135 75.5 15.0 49.8
2023 1149 71.0 16.1 62.9

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 Sioux High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 566 30.3 18.6 25.4
1989 527 31.5 16.7 25.4
1990 480 31.5 15.2 25
1991 517 31.5 16.4 25.7
1992 544 33.0 16.4 24.3
1993 567 32.0 17.7 23.8
1994 606 33.4 18.1 24.8
1995 585 33.9 17.3 14
1996 585 33.9 17.3 14
1997 595 35.6 16.7 13.3
1998 604 36.7 16.5 16.2
1999 653 39.8 16.4 20.9
2000 659 40.8 16.2 21.9
2001 688 40.8 16.9 18.6
2002 948 56.5 16.8 19.3
2003 948 56.5 16.8 19.3
2004 926 59.5 15.6 26.9
2005 960 61.7 15.6 32.5
2006 992 65.3 15.2 27.2
2007 1060 66.6 15.9 27.4
2008 1071 71.2 15.0 41.8
2009 1081 70.7 15.3 42.5
2010 1130 69.0 16.3 50.4
2011 1097 67.4 16.2 58.2
2012 1120 64.2 17.4 57.4
2013 1150 67.2 17.0 64.3
2014 1202 70.5 17.0 56.1
2015 1202 72.0 16.6 56.7
2016 1210 72.0 16.8 58
2017 1210 72.5 16.6 58.1
2018 1170 74.5 15.7 60.9
2019 1189 76.0 15.6 63.3
2020 1179 77.0 15.3 65.6
2021 1151 72.5 15.8 61
2022 1135 75.5 15.0 49.8
2023 1149 71.0 16.1 62.9

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 Sioux High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $267 (2.2%) $10,957 (91.4%) $11,994
2020 $343 (2.8%) $11,128 (90.8%) $12,251
2021 $948 (7.2%) $11,417 (86.6%) $13,182
2022 $1,129 (7.7%) $12,133 (83.1%) $14,608
2023 $886 (5.9%) $12,732 (84.4%) $15,084

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

Impact of COVID-19 on South Sioux High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 203rd of 217 High schoolsRanks 190th of 215 High schools
 5.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (South Sioux High School)27.626.8
 0.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (So Sioux City Community Schools)27.626.8
 0.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)37.433.4
 4.1%
11th Grade Mathematics (South Sioux High School)14.614.1
 0.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (So Sioux City Community Schools)14.614.1
 0.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)30.926.2
 4.6%
11th Grade Science (South Sioux High School)10.313.8
 3.5%
   11th Grade Science (So Sioux City Community Schools)10.313.8
 3.5%
   11th Grade Science (Nebraska)26.425.3
 1.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students11891149
 3.4%
African American8093
 16.3%
American Indian3628
 22.2%
Asian3742
 13.5%
Hispanic758756
 0.3%
Pacific Islander515
 200%
White241176
 27%
Two or More Races3239
 21.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients63.3%62.9%
 0.4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 1,149 students attended South Sioux High School.

South Sioux High School ranks in the bottom 11.6% of Nebraska high schools.

Students at South Sioux High School are 66% Hispanic, 15% White, 8% African American, 4% Asian, 3% Two or more races, 2% American Indian, 1% Pacific Islander.


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

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