201 Gillespie Rd
Palestine, TX 75801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Southside Elementary School serves 439 students in grades 2-3.
Southside Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Texas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 2-3
  • Enrollment: 439 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in TX
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

School Overview

Southside Elementary School's student population of 439 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 2-3
Total Students
439 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Southside Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 8,043 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southside Elementary School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#4336 out of 8043 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
42%
53%
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Black
29%
13%
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White
24%
26%
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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
0.69
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

43% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 51% TX state average), while 46% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% TX state average).

How many students attend Southside Elementary School?

439 students attend Southside Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

42% of Southside Elementary School students are Hispanic, 29% of students are Black, 24% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Southside Elementary School?

Southside Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Texas state average of 14:1.

What grades does Southside Elementary School offer ?

Southside Elementary School offers enrollment in grades 2-3

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 2-3
  • Enrollment: 439 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

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