Southwind Elementary School

  • Southwind Elementary School serves 827 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 41% (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 30% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

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School Overview

  • Southwind Elementary School's student population of 827 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students827 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Southwind Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southwind Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southwind Elementary School is 0.31, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. 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#129 out of 573 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
36%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Southwind 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 Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
12%
10%
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Black
82%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Southwind Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
1%
63%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Southwind 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
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southwind Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.310.28
This chart display the diversity score of Southwind Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShelby County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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