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Southside Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted August 22, 2013

My grandson attends Southside Elementary and the teachers are extremely nice. He enjoys attending school and that means a lot.


Posted October 1, 2009

They love and take care of each and every child. My grandchild goes there she has been in several casts for a arm and leg, they have been great. Very cooperative with the parents.


Posted September 30, 2009

THey truely care about our children and will take the time to help a child who needs a little extra attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

best school ever! kids are sweet and teachers are great with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2005

My daughters will be in the fourth grade this year at Southside Elementary and have attended the school since kindergarten. We love the teachers and the administrators. This is by far the best school in the Etowah County School system. The faculty is caring and takes time with each student on an individual basis. This school would be recommended to anyone moving to the area and looking for a good educational experience for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2004

My son attends Southside Elementary School and we love it! It is a wonderful school. The school has a very strong PTO that works hard for the school, students, teachers, parents, and community. My son is in first grade and is learning so much. He started learning how to read last year in kindergarten. Southside Elementary has a great group of teachers and administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

Southside Elementary is a wonderful school! I have a child attending first grade there and everyone has been very helpful and caring. The teachers there are attentive to each childs individual needs. My son is learning quickly and enjoys going to school there!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
100%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 91% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
94%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education55%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty92%

Reading

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty99%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students96%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty94%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty97%
Non-poverty97%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students95%
Female91%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty99%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students91%
Female88%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty92%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 58%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 34%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2551 Hwy 77
Southside, AL 35907
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Phone: (256) 442-1090

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