South Side Elementary School

  • South Side Elementary School serves 444 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 59% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 77% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.

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School Overview

  • South Side Elementary School's student population of 444 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students444 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of South Side Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of South Side Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • South Side Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Side Elementary School is 0.00, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#1059 out of 2,835 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South Side Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Side Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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Black
n/a
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in South Side Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
White
100%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in South Side Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in South Side Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Side Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Scoren/a0.26
This chart display the diversity score of South Side Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in South Side Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Side Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouth Side Area SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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