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Southside Elementary School

Public | K-7 | 220 students

 

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Posted October 27, 2013

Southside k-12 We have a great school! I'm a little worried about the core change but I'm confident our school will guide us all through the changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2013

Loved this school my son was only there for the 7th. He started the school yr in classes that gave him extra help. He has been in these classes since 3rd grade at another school and by the end of the yr he mo longer needed them. Great school everyone is so involved there .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2010

I am new at Southside and have twins. I live in Arcadia but checked all the schools in a twenty mile radius. I am so happy I chose Southside to start my 5 year olds education. Mrs. Deandre runs the class like a well oiled machine and the new principle shows a great attitude and posesses professionalism in his role which I really respect. I give this school 5 stars and look forward to the years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

My daughter is in second grade at Southside and I feel that this school is one of the best! It has a principal/ superintendent that is so involved with our children, he and all the teachers give up their own private time to help their students and create programs to help all the kids with whatever subject they may be having trouble with. Our principal, Mr. G. has created a program called Math Night where the students and their parents can come to the school in the evening and do math problems, this way the parents are learning with the kids at the same time. Mr. G. & some parent volunteers put this on every last Thursday of the month. To me, that is total dedication!! I feel very lucky that we have these teachers and staff at our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

LOTS of parent involvement, Mr. G (Principal and Super) is about as involved and energetic as you can possibly be, the Booster Club is full of very involved parents that try to help out, there's a real willingness on the part of the Board and Principal to try out new ideas. GREAT school. It's like 'Cheer's'......just for kids! Everybody knows everybody's name.....many of the parents too! Very rare in today's society. Highly recommended, I have two children there now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2004

I like the fact that the school has a 'no bully' policy that they strictly enforce. It is a small school with a small home town feel, the teachers are friendly and are very involved with each student. Teachers are not only easy to talk to regarding your child, but strongly encourage it!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
27%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students55%
Female55%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income29%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female64%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income64%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students71%
Female64%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low incomen/a
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low incomen/a
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female64%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low incomen/a
Not low income60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students58%
Female62%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income36%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female100%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income64%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female62%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income57%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students46%
Femalen/a
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Low income27%
Not low income64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income46%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 100% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 76% 60%
Two or more races 12% 6%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 246%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 21N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 64%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Karl Ostheller

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Shelton, WA 98584
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