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Southside Elementary School

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Posted August 1, 2013

Best school anywhere! So nice that my boys have been there since Kindergarten & only had to walk next door to attend 6th grade! Love knowing everyone & having my children in a safe & wonderful environment! No complaints from this mama!:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

This school is very academically progressive but the discipline policies are from the dark ages! Humiliating punishments, such as noses to the wall, are what the principle teaches the faculty and staff to use as a key component to behavior modification!! It is a real shame because some of the best teachers in the county teach here!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

I miss my daughter going there. I wish we wouldn't have moved to TX away from such a wonderful school. I went to Southside as well from K-8 when I was in school. I really miss the school. They have wonderful, caring teachers and you don't feel like a stranger when you go there.. Besides my daughter misses Southside too..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2010

I have three kids that go to this school. I have one the is special needs. I have nothing to say that is bad except for the coming and going to pick the kids up. i agree with several parents that something needs to be done with this. the teachers and everyone that works there are great. we moved into the district because of the school here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2009

Wonderful school. I am thankful my children will remain there until their in 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

In my 17th year as a Southside parent I feel that I can comment honestly about this school. Southside not only provides the very best in education, they strive for excellence in character and try to offer a variety of sports and extracurricular activities that leaves no child without options. The campus is parent friendly and welcomes our hands on involvement. The administration and teachers are approachable and fair minded, willing to listen whenever their are questions. Our children are safe and thrive on a daily basis. I am so grateful my children have had the opportunity to learn and grow at Southside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

Iam a new parent to this school and my daughter is new to Southside also. I received a call today from Ms Crutcher for a meeting to welcome me and my family to Southside. I just wanted to say that was very thoughtful for her to take time to meet us. Thank You
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I have two children who attend this school and have for the past three years. For the most part it is a great school. Comparing notes with other parents in the area, it is the best around. I agree with the parent who complained about the dropping and picking up of the children. It is absolutely chaos. I have seen several children almost hit(in the morning), as well as near car accidents. The other problem I have is with my son who has ADD. The teachers and staff that I have dealt with really have no clue on what to do, or what to offer to provide him with any sort of help. I feel like that this school really lacks because of this. In this day and age, this is something that should be easily addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

I am very pleased with Southside thus far. I went there myself and now my first born is in Kindergarten there. I do however have one complaint and that is the drop off/pick up area. If I am not sitting in line 45 min. before school dismisses then I am almost at the back of the line at Stumpy Ln. I have had numerous close calls merging from 3 lines going behind the school, to 2 lines behind the school, then branching out to 4 lines then being in the far lane having to cross over the Jr. high traffic to get in the first (Kindergarten) lane then everyone is trying to squeeze out of the school parking lot in 2 lanes. Its can be just as bad in the mornings of you don't get to school before 7am.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2007

Excellent school, faculty and emphasis on education and discipline. Children feel safe and loved. Broad range of extra curricular activities from sports to academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2006

Lived all around Nashville and Wilson. This school by far the best. Teachers are excellent, principals are great. They all deserve to be highest paid around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2005

I have been amazed by this school! I have 2 children here, kindergarten and 1st grade. The teaching staff is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2004

Great learning environment. Great balance of academic, related arts, recess to make a well rounded student. Great discipline and expectations in academic and behavior areas. Caring environment.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
7%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
77%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 67%
Black 5% 23%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 39%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1224 Murfreesboro Rd
Lebanon, TN 37087
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