South Side Elementary School

334 Southside Rd
Bee Branch, AR 72013
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
South Side Elementary School serves 291 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
South Side Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 291 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

South Side Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

South Side Elementary School's student population of 291 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
291 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

South Side Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of South Side Elementary School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#368 out of 993 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
2%
14%
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Black
n/a
20%
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White
94%
59%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.12
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South Side Elementary School's ranking?
South Side Elementary School is ranked #368 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What schools are South Side Elementary School often compared to?
South Side Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Quitman Elementary School, Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
How many students attend South Side Elementary School?
291 students attend South Side Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
94% of South Side Elementary School students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Side Elementary School?
South Side Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is equal to the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does South Side Elementary School offer ?
South Side Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is South Side Elementary School part of?
South Side Elementary School is part of South Side School District(Vanburen).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 291 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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