South Elementary School

  • South Elementary School serves 335 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30-34% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

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South Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • South Elementary School's student population of 335 students has grown by 30% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students335 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Elementary School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#2047 out of 2,538 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
18%
17%
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Black
62%
26%
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White
19%
49%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.550.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePerson County s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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