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Southside Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 521 students

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Posted August 2, 2005

I am the parent of a child with disabilities, and as much as I like the staff of Southside I wish they had a stronger Special Education program. I think the principal is a great asset to Southside and the assistant principal is also a great addition to a winning team of teachers and other staff members. I think it is the Special Education program itself that needs work. There ara quite a few extra activities at the school, but they are not set up for the children with disibilities. I am sure that all children are encouraged to join in all activities, but it just isn`t possible for all to do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

I believe that Southside is one of the best elementary schools in the state. The teachers are caring and see the students as individuals. They stay on top of the latest developement in elementary education and are involved in the extra curricular activities of the students. The Principals and staff members never forget that it is all about the children. There are a variety of sport programs including football, soccer and T-ball. Along with basketball and cheerleading. I do feel however, that more parents need to get involved in volunteering for some of the activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2003

I think some of the teachers are great. Other don't care. I like the school. The principal is very nice.He cares about the children.Some of the parents need to get more involved
—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.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students66%
Female students69%
Male students63%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students80%
Female students84%
Male students75%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students89%
Female students89%
Male students88%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students66%
Female students68%
Male students63%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students88%
Female students86%
Male students89%
Black students87%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students76%
Female students77%
Male students74%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

English: Writing

All Students88%
Female students93%
Male students81%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students87%
Female students91%
Male students82%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students77%
Female students80%
Male students73%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. M. Todd Sease

Programs

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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440 East Witt Rd
Blairs, VA 24527
Phone: (434) 836-0006

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