Southern Elementary School

Southern Elementary School serves 317 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black).

School Overview

Southern Elementary School's student population of 317 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students317 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

Southern Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Southern Elementary School is 0.08, which is less 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 Testing Rank
#996 out of 1246 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
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10%
White
96%
77%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.080.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOhio County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Southern Elementary School is Green River School (5.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Beaver Dam Elementary School (5.9 miles away)
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