South Side Elementary School
10 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About South Side Elementary School
South Side Elementary School is a public elementary school located in the heart of a vibrant urban community. It has been serving the educational needs of the area for over 50 years. The school offers a comprehensive curriculum for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, with an emphasis on the core subjects of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.
The school also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, including art, music, and physical education. South Side Elementary School also has a strong commitment to community involvement, with numerous volunteer opportunities and programs that encourage students to become active citizens.
The school is committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. The staff works hard to create a positive learning atmosphere, and the school takes a proactive approach to addressing any issues that arise.
South Side Elementary School is a great place for students to get a quality education and prepare for the future. It is a place where students can learn, grow, and develop into well-rounded individuals.
334 Southside Rd
Bee Branch, AR 72013
Pre-K – 6
Overview South Side Elementary School
South Side Elementary School serves 291 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
South Side Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).
Verdict on South Side Elementary School
South Side Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of South Side Elementary School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.