2551 Highway 77
Gadsden, AL 35907
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Southside Elementary School serves 524 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Southside Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Southside Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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School Overview

Southside Elementary School's student population of 524 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
524 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Southside Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southside Elementary School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#152 out of 1263 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
2%
32%
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White
90%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.19
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 524 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.19

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