8155 Meadow Vale Dr
Memphis, TN 38125
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Southwind Elementary School serves 822 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Southwind Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 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 higher than the Tennessee state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37% (majority Black).

School Overview

Southwind Elementary School's student population of 822 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
822 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
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School Rankings

Southwind Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,705 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southwind Elementary School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#601 out of 1705 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
12%
10%
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Black
82%
22%
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White
2%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
48%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 822 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in TN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 34% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.32 (Top 50%)

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