Southern Elementary School
Southern Elementary School serves 552 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Southern Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black and Hispanic).
Southern Elementary School's student population of 552 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Southern Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southern Elementary School is 0.68, 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 Data
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#795 out of 1263 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education
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