Southside Elementary School

  • Southside Elementary School serves 862 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 47% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 36%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 36% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Southside Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

School Overview

  • Southside Elementary School's student population of 862 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students862 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Southside Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Southside Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Southside Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,636 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southside Elementary School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank#448 out of 1636 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Southside Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Southside Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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Asian
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Southside Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
6%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Southside Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
6%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Southside Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
87%
63%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Southside Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Southside Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southside Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.240.54
This chart display the diversity score of Southside Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Southside Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southside Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWilson County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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