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Southside Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 930 students

Our school is best known for accepting all students as they are.

 
 
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5 stars

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Posted April 21, 2014

We had a tough start this year due to a bully, but it was dealt with and my daughter is thriving. She loves the school and is learning. I like the way that they have one teacher who specializes in math and science and the other in literacy. My child is happy here and looks forward to school each day. What else can a parent ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

My son is really enjoying it there, and he is learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

Great place to work and an awesome place to send my kids. I can't imagine working anywhere else with anyone else. The community has now supported us with a new school and I know the kids will benefit.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 7, 2005

I have taught for 22 years, this past year was my first year to teach at Southside East. I found a caring staff, a very supportive principal, respectful students, and fantastic parenatal support! It is a privilege to teach at Southside East!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 7, 2005

Southside East is one of the best elementary schools that I have ever been associated with. The teaching staff is great, and my child who is a special needs student exceeded my husband and my expectations. The leadership is outstanding. He absolutly loved his teachers both regular and resource room,and the resource aide. Our son attended both 2nd and 3rd grade at Southside East in the years 01-02& 02-03. They pushed for him to be part of the regular classroom, all special classes and all other activities. He truly excelled while at Southside East. You are always welcomed at Southside East.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

I have never seen a public school where there is so much caring and actual love for students than at Southside East. All the schools in Siloam are excellent! My children have excelled in these schools and my daughter loved SouthSide East! I just haven't seen a better public school system yet!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2004

The teachers at this school are great! In spite of the lack of support from the taxpayers, they are dedicated to the education of our children. Parents are very welcome to get involved, and to learn more about the school, the teachers, and the programs. Also the best school web site!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 64%
Hispanic 25% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 21%
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 60%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Hmong
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dan Siemens
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (479) 549-3812

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Hmong
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2011-2012 school year.


Students accepted for the 2011-2012 school year
950
Applications received for the 2011-2012 school year
0
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200 West Tulsa St
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
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Phone: (479) 524-3183

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