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5700 NC HWY 33 EAST


Phone: 252-940-1881                 Fax: 252-940-1888

Southside High School


CEEB Code: 340743

Main Office: (252) 940-1881

Principal: Mr. Justin Holt

Assistant Principal: Mr. Damon Walcott

School Counselors: Mrs. Kendra Ratliff, Dr. Jennifer Burruss


Southside High School serves a rural community whose largest workforce is in manufacturing, farming, and small business. All students in Beaufort County Schools receive free breakfast and lunch.


Southside High School is a four-year public high school with an enrollment of 420 students in grades 9-12. The school has been open since 1999 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 2000. Southside High School is accredited by AdvancEd.


Students are enrolled in four classes each semester and are on a block schedule. Students are able to obtain up to 4 credits each semester; totaling 8 credits in a single academic year.

There are 3 AP courses: Calculus AB and English Language and Composition (offered periodically), and English Literature and Composition.

There are honors level course offerings in each core academic area and in most Career Technical Education courses.

Students who are eligible can enroll in the Career and College Promise program offered through Beaufort County Community College. Students are able to take online or seated courses for college credit.

Grading Scale:

A        90-100

B        80-89

C        70-79

D        60-69

F        0-59


Class rank is determined by weighted grade point average, which is based on a 5.0 grading scale.

Grade Point Average (GPA):

A student's GPA is calculated using quality points based on final grades from each semester, which includes any earned summer credits.

Graduation requirements:

Students satisfy graduation requirements by earning 28 credits:

English-4 credits

Math-4 credits

Science-3 credits

History-4 credits

PE/Health-1 credit

12 Elective credits

Class of 2022:

98 Seniors

Post High School Placement:

32%-4 year college/university

48%-2 year Community college

13%-Enlist in the military

7%-Enter the workforce

WorkKeys Certifications:

62.3% received a WorkKeys Certification

Scholarship Totals:


University Acceptances:

Appalachian State University, Barton College, Belmont University, Campbell University, Chowan University, East Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Meredith College, Methodist College, Mid-Atlantic Christian University, North Carolina A&T University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Wesleyan College, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Mount Olive, University of North Carolina Greensboro, University of North Carolina Pembroke, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Western Carolina University, and Wingate University

Justin Holt, Principal

Damon Walcott,  Assistant Principal


Andrea Quinnerly, Athletic Director