Southside Junior High School

70 Scott Drive
Batesville, AR 72501
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Southside Junior High School serves 515 students in grades 7-9.
Southside Junior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is equal to the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 7-9
  • Enrollment: 515 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Southside Junior High School's student population of 515 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 27% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 7-9
Total Students
515 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

Southside Junior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Southside Junior High School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#405 out of 993 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
36%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
37%
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
8%
14%
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Black
2%
20%
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White
87%
59%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southside Junior High School's ranking?
Southside Junior High School is ranked #405 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 37% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
How many students attend Southside Junior High School?
515 students attend Southside Junior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
87% of Southside Junior High School students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Southside Junior High School?
Southside Junior High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Southside Junior High School offer ?
Southside Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 7-9
What school district is Southside Junior High School part of?
Southside Junior High School is part of Southside School District (Independence).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 7-9
  • Enrollment: 515 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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