Southern Avenue Charter Elementary School

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  • Southern Avenue Charter Elementary School serves 429 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 16% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 36%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 13% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.

School Overview

  • Southern Avenue Charter Elementary School's student population of 429 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students429 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Southern Avenue Charter Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Southern Avenue Charter Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southern Avenue Charter Elementary School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Southern Avenue Charter Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Southern Avenue Charter Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Southern Avenue Charter Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Southern Avenue Charter Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
96%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Southern Avenue Charter Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southern Avenue Charter Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.080.28
This chart display the diversity score of Southern Avenue Charter Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShelby County School District

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cheering, Dance, Drill Team, Soccer, Track
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • OUR VISION:The vision of SOUTHERN AVENUE CHARTER SCHOOL is to be Tennessee's best charter elementary school encompassing a safe and nurturing environment, strong parental involvement, and rigorous academics.
  • MISSION: To educate the "Whole Child" to experience physical,mental, academic success through a variety of research-based, data-driven teaching methods; to lay the foundation for the child to perform successfully in college. Enabling the child to become a productive citizen in society.

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