430 Southside Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14210
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Southside Elementary School serves 913 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Southside Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York 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 22% (which is lower than the New York state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New York state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 913 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Southside Elementary School's student population of 913 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
913 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
83 teachers
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School Rankings

Southside Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,228 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southside Elementary School is 0.72, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#3892 out of 4228 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
7%
10%
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Hispanic
17%
28%
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Black
24%
17%
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White
43%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
2%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 913 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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