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South Side Elementary School

Public | 3-6 & ungraded | 3 students

 

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Posted September 13, 2009

Southside Elementary has a principle and teachers that are totally committed to the academic education and safety of their students. They are very creative in educating the children in ways to make learning fun and interesting. The school building is extremely clean, well cared for, and safe. The principal knows each student by name, and personality, and treats them as his own. They are very disciplined with the students which accounts for the low incidence of behavior problems. Southside is also the only elementary school in Picayune that accepts children with disabilities. The teachers are very skilled with educating these special students and Southside should be commended for it. Southside Upper and Lower Elementary Schools both remind me of small academic minded private schools. I am very proud and happy that my child was educated there from k-6th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

I have been extremely pleased with this school. The teachers are even involved with the children's after-school activities. My son is testing 3 to 4 grade levels higher than he should be and I can't say enough great things about South Side!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2005

This school has been a great disappointment.My 5th grader needed tutoring from the start of the year in math.Programs were not available.Request were made continuously.Even when title one was available his teacher failed to get him help.There is a no child left behind rule in the school but,what they fail to tell parents is this only applys if you don't upset the teacher who holds your childs fate of passing or failing in the palm of his hands.However,in the mist of this fog there is a bright light.Mrs.Robinson my sons science teacher has gone above and beyond the call.She opened my 5th graders eyes to the wonderful world of science. He bloomed and his excitement and confidence helped him to win first place in his division of the science fair.We need more teachers like her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2004

This is a very fine school. The teachers are very nice. The school could use a little more parental involvement.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
27%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 89% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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n/a

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n/a

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 46%
Black 37% 50%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 80%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1500 Rosa St
Picayune, MS 39466
Phone: (601) 798-1105

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