South Heights Elementary School

  • South Heights Elementary School serves 552 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 56% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23%.

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School Overview

  • South Heights Elementary School's student population of 552 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students552 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of South Heights Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Heights Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Heights Elementary School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall School Rank#492 out of 1,251 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
56%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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Hispanic
6%
6%
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Black
18%
11%
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White
64%
77%
This chart display the percentage of White students in South Heights Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
12%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Heights Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KY.
Diversity Score0.550.39
This chart display the diversity score of South Heights Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in South Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHenderson County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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Trying to remember the principal back in the early 70's then he taught at North Middle School
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