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Southside Elementary School

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Posted November 4, 2009

The teachers are great and my grandson doesn't want to leave when its time to be picked up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Everybody who works there is friendly, outgoing, and helpful! The teachers actually care about the kids, not just numbers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

I have found Southside to be the perfect learning enviornment for my children. Compared to other schools it's small caring environment supersedes all others. I look forward to sending all my children there. The staff seem to really care about what parents think. They also look beyond sterotypes and expect the best from each student. Sure there have been problems but when they arise they are addressed immediately and a solution found. I think it is a GREAT school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2004

The leadership seems to enjoy a power struggle. They have turned the AR program into a punishment instead of the rewards program that is was designed to be. Not enough emphasis is placed on the basics. They seem to be teaching only for the Cats testing. They have even taking away the children's recess except for Fridays. The children now must attend study halls instead of having recess on the other four days.


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.
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students32%
Female32%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female41%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students41%
Female40%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students29%
Female26%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female37%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female71%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
Female60%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female56%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female60%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female72%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 81%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 67%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9220 Hopkinsville Rd
Nortonville, KY 42442
Phone: (270) 825-6143

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