Southside Elementary School
8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Southside Elementary School
Southside Elementary School is a public school located in a residential neighborhood in the heart of the city. It serves students in grades K-5 and is part of the larger school district. Southside Elementary prides itself on providing an excellent education for its students and a safe and welcoming environment for all.
The school has a strong focus on literacy and offers a variety of reading, writing, and language arts programs to help students develop their skills. Southside also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, including student clubs, sports teams, and after-school programs.
The school has a dedicated faculty and staff that are committed to providing a quality education for all students. The teachers are highly qualified and experienced in their respective fields, and the school provides a supportive environment for both teachers and students.
Southside Elementary is a great place for students to learn and grow. The school is committed to helping students reach their full potential and become successful members of the community.
2551 Highway 77
Gadsden, AL 35907
PreK – 5
Overview Southside Elementary School
Southside Elementary School serves 524 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Southside Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
Verdict on Southside Elementary School
Southside Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Southside Elementary School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.