Southside Elementary School serves 545 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Southside Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 545 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
- Minority Enrollment: 10%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 10% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 41% (Top 20%)
- Reading Proficiency: 74% (Top 10%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Southside Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Southside Elementary School's student population of 545 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Southside Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Southside Elementary School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#101 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Southside Elementary School's ranking?
Southside Elementary School is ranked #101 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Southside Elementary School often compared to?
Southside Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like John S Jones Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
41% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Southside Elementary School?
545 students attend Southside Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
90% of Southside Elementary School students are White, 4% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Southside Elementary School?
Southside Elementary School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Southside Elementary School offer ?
Southside Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Southside Elementary School part of?
Southside Elementary School is part of Etowah County School District.
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