William Southern Elementary School

4300 S Phelps Rd
Independence, MO 64055
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 405 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, William Southern Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 46%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 405 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : Bottom 50% in MO
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

William Southern Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

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School Overview

William Southern Elementary School's student population of 405 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
405 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

William Southern Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of William Southern Elementary School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
#1447 out of 2092 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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25-29%
37%
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35-39%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
16%
8%
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Black
30%
15%
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White
41%
69%
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Hawaiian
2%
1%
Two or more races
10%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is William Southern Elementary School's ranking?
William Southern Elementary School is ranked #1447 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What schools are William Southern Elementary School often compared to?
William Southern Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Brookside Charter Elementary School, Little Blue Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend William Southern Elementary School?
405 students attend William Southern Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of William Southern Elementary School students are White, 30% of students are Black, 16% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of William Southern Elementary School?
William Southern Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does William Southern Elementary School offer ?
William Southern Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is William Southern Elementary School part of?
William Southern Elementary School is part of Independence 30 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 405 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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