Southern Elementary School

  • Southern Elementary School serves 668 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Southern Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 24%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Southern Elementary School's student population of 668 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students668 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southern Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southern Elementary School is 0.20, 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 School Rank#80 out of 1246 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
7%
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Black
1%
11%
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White
89%
76%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.200.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePulaski County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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