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About This School

Southdale Elementary School is a public elementary school in Kettering. The principal of Southdale Elementary School is Jonathan M. Cooper and can be contacted at jonathan.cooper@ketteringschools.org. 449 children attend Southdale Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 22% of the 449 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 40% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Southdale Elementary School is 22:1. C F Holliday Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 87%
Multiracial 7% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 5%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 42%
Economically disadvantaged 22% 29%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers parents and administration all work together and support the chilren's educational and social growth. My boys have gone there since Kindergarten and they are currently in the 3rd and 4th grades respectively. Wonderful environment for learning!

  • (4 years ago)

    Southdale is a community of caring teachers parents and students. It is an ideal learning environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    Caring and highly skilled teachers and support staff solid community ties and volunteer support well-integrated character education (S.P.I.R.I.T.) and high academic expectations for all. Plus my child loves to go there!

  • (5 years ago)

    Southdale Elementary is an excellent school. The teachers are kind and caring to the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal is fantastic. Both kids and parents enjoy their school experience. I give Southdale an A+.

  • (6 years ago)

    Being in a work field that goes to many different schools Southdale is by far the safest I can see. I was amazed at the differences in each School & even more amazed at the quality of safty that Southdale provides. There is someone there at every pick up & drop off ....whether it be bus riders care riders or walkers. If you do not have a note or they do not recocnize the person picking up your child your child does not go with that person & you will get a phone call. If you need to go in to the building and are walking down the hall staff always engage in conversation to make sure you have a reason for being there & that you are signed in but always in a friendly manor.

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