South Heights Elementary School

  • South Heights Elementary School serves 517 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • South Heights Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 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 24%.

Top Placements

South Heights Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

  • South Heights Elementary School's student population of 517 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students517 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Heights Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 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 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall School Rank#296 out of 1246 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
8%
7%
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Black
16%
11%
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White
64%
76%
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Two or more races
12%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This 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 Score0.550.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
55%
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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 Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHenderson County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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