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South Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 789 students

 
 

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5 stars

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4 reviews of this school


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Posted April 30, 2014

South was a great school when we lived in Jackson. My son attended K-2 before we moved and we have yet to find a school that ever remotely came close to South. Every year my son says he wishes he could go back. If we weren't a military family we would return in a heart beat! Great school and great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

There are ton of activities always happening. We are always giving our teachers appreciation parties (ex: soup day, salad day). Everyone gets so involved. The school is a clean, fun and exciting envirorment to learn in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

South Elementary has teachers who go the extra mile for their kids. From teachers who do cartwheels when every child earns As on spelling tests to teachers who invite grandparents like me to talk about 'the old days' when I marched with Martin Luther King. It's a warm and welcoming school:)


Posted February 20, 2008

my daughter attends kinder. at south and loves her teacher and is learning above expectations they are very helpful in situations really have nothing but good to say
—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.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 42% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 46% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 51% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White40%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilities14%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White45%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilities8%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch67%
Students with disabilities17%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White74%
Free or reduced-price lunch67%
Students with disabilities17%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunch67%
Students with disabilities8%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 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% 74%
Black 3% 17%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 21%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1701 South Hope St
Jackson, MO 63755
Phone: (573) 243-9575

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