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Southside Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 404 students

 

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Posted March 24, 2011

Southside Elementary School is a great place to work. I personally feel as if we are trying to work as hard as we possibly can to help our students achieve every day. I wish that there was more parent and community involvement, but everyone has to realize that the door swings both ways. We need the support of parents to help their kids when they get home from school. We can only do so much while they are here in our care. We offer activities such as Parents' Night In, which offers fun activities and ideas of how to help students at home, but our attendance is often between 50-150 parents and students. It is my hope that one day we can all collaborate together with parents, students, and community so that everyone can be involved in working toward the same goal of giving the children of Giles County the Education they not only need, but that they deserve.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 31, 2010

School has some good teachers. Some very bad ones. Hopefully they realize they need to imrove. Target is not where they want to be. Good Standing is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2009

As a parent of former students at Southside Elementary, I'd highly recommend Mrs. Cesarini because of her excellent teaching skills, caring and compassion for students, consistency, and the additional efforts she makes for students. Examples include after-school one-on-one tutoring in math for our daughter, excellent parent-teacher conferences where the parent walks away knowing what areas the child is excelling and those that need improvement. It is evident each day she truly loves teaching and helping our children become better students and people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2008

teachers and all staff does not do what they are suppose to do with children with learning disabilities
—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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading/Language Arts

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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 49% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
5%
Reading/Language Arts

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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 Students46%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students55%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students77%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities46%
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 Students25%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students32%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities69%
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 Students27%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities87%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 67%
Black 26% 24%
Asian 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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