South County High

Public 9-12

 8501 Silverbrook Road
       Lorton, VA  22079


 (703) 446-1600

District: Fairfax County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
135th of 326 Virginia High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.8
Number of students:  2,255

Racial breakdown:
White:
43.2%
African American:
19.3%
Asian:
19.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16.4%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, South County High ranked better than 58.6% of high schools in Virginia. It also ranked 15th among 28 ranked high schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.36. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at South County High is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (43.2%), African American (19.3%), Asian (19%). (See more...)
Compare Details 16.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at South County High is 15.8. 18 high schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare South County High employs 142.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

South County High:

SchoolDigger ranks South County High 135th of 326 Virginia public high schools. (See South County High in the ranking list.)

Fairfax County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairfax County Public Schools 46th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for South County High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 53.00 128th 314 59.2%
2007 56.14 111th 313 64.5%
2008 60.71 88th 316 72.2%
2009 65.01 66th 313 78.9%
2010 67.33 53rd 317 83.3%
2011 68.66 55th 320 82.8%
2012 66.88 52nd 321 83.8%
2013 72.16 45th 321 86.0%
2014 70.10 46th 322 85.7%
2015 68.83 50th 322 84.5%
2016 61.28 86th 321 73.2%
2017 60.15 96th 324 70.4%
2018 53.36 135th 326 58.6%

Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Virginia Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Open Quote After having a few children in the school system at all different academic levels I can say the school system works great if you have a straight A student but not for an average student or a child that needs extra support. If your child needs extra assistance they are like a burden on the teachers who only want to deal with the straight A students who do not need any extra help. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, February 25, 2013

Open Quote Great school! Couldn't be happier with this High School. Close Quote


by a student on FaceBook
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Open Quote Our school has great facilities but the teacher aren't very involved and a lot of the students are spoiled and rude Close Quote


Enrollment information for South County High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 1301 420 394 245 12 n/a n/a 118 2490
2007 1578 521 517 297 9 n/a n/a 141 3063
2008 1547 467 516 282 8 n/a n/a 153 2973
2009 1554 475 498 289 10 n/a n/a 167 2993
2010 1513 465 497 261 9 n/a n/a 162 2907
2011 1501 435 508 295 9 5 107 0 2860
2012 1510 470 491 308 10 5 130 0 2924
2013 1032 338 366 226 7 3 88 0 2060
2014 1049 361 366 246 8 3 100 0 2133
2015 1014 369 392 245 5 4 119 0 2148
2016 1013 408 425 242 4 5 130 0 2227
2017 975 436 429 287 4 7 117 0 2255

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 County High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 2490 167.0 14.9 15.8
2007 3063 226.2 13.5 16.5
2008 2973 156.8 19.0 13.2
2009 2993 146.7 20.4 16.2
2010 2907 134.6 21.5 16.4
2011 2860 144.4 19.7 16.2
2012 2924 196.2 14.9 15.5
2013 2060 135.2 15.2 15.5
2014 2133 139.4 15.2 17.4
2015 2148 139.0 15.4 17.7
2016 2227 142.0 15.6 16.5
2017 2255 142.5 15.8 16.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio South County High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 2490 167.0 14.9 15.8
2007 3063 226.2 13.5 16.5
2008 2973 156.8 19.0 13.2
2009 2993 146.7 20.4 16.2
2010 2907 134.6 21.5 16.4
2011 2860 144.4 19.7 16.2
2012 2924 196.2 14.9 15.5
2013 2060 135.2 15.2 15.5
2014 2133 139.4 15.2 17.4
2015 2148 139.0 15.4 17.7
2016 2227 142.0 15.6 16.5
2017 2255 142.5 15.8 16.4

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.




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

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