315 W 2nd St
Blue Springs, NE 68318
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Southern Elementary School serves 234 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Southern Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Nebraska 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 35-39% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 34% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Southern Elementary School's student population of 234 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
234 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Southern Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 904 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southern Elementary School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#785 out of 904 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
4%
19%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
92%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NE.
Diversity Score
0.15
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NE Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 234 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.15 (Btm 50%)

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