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South Side Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 448 students

 

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Posted September 28, 2013

Southside is an awesome school. My kids love going there and I really like all of the teachers, and the rest of the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2007

I wish that I had great things to say about South Side, but that is just not the case. I think that kindergarten went pretty well, but first grade is not. I just wonder if anyone else is experiencing the same issues that I am.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2004

The school is terrific. I have been with the school for 3 yrs now I love it the staff is greath there.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 85% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 74% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 72%
Hispanic 13% 10%
Multiracial 1% 4%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A46%
Special education 14%N/A14%
English learners 7%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Alisa Smith
Fax number
  • (260) 349-2210

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Kendallville, IN 46755
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