School Details

Southwood Elementary

5850 North Carolina 8, Lexington, NC 27292
(336) 357-2777
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 648 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

38%
51%
47%
37%
44%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Davidson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
50%
48%
33%
44%
44%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Davidson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
52%
48%
39%
42%
40%
50%
49%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Davidson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Southwood Elementary is a public elementary school in Lexington. The principal of Southwood Elementary is Ashley Lemley and can be contacted at alemley@davidson.k12.nc.us. 648 students go to Southwood Elementary and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 73% of the 648 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Southwood Elementary is 16:1. Charles England Intermediate School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 87%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 3%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.05%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved here from out of state we picked this area for the school. We are very pleased with the principle. She is in it for the kids! There are a lot of good teachers that care too!

  • (6 years ago)

    My child has gone to this school since she was in kindergarden. We have had bumps in the road but this school is awesome. I love the princ. coley. She really is for our children and their future. I pray they get the new school built b4 my next daughter starts. I agree with the other parent way to over crowed. but everyone seems to handle it to the best of their ability with what they have.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the best by far of any school I have ever enrolled a child in in 26 yrs. the teachers are great the curriculum is great and all the office personell are pleasant and helpful. The teachers do their utmost best to help the child learn and take in to consioderation the whole family situation when dealing with a problem child to find the best solution for the child to learn.

  • (6 years ago)

    MY child is in 1st grd. here. We are pleased with the teachers They are Great! Our problem is how over crowded the school is. This is actually 2 schools crammed into one. Its a shame our children have to suffer because the School Board/Superintendent has done nothing to rezone or look at this problem. But they can build a new elem school for TYRO . This is absurd!! Over 1100 Children in one place is CRAZY its no wonder half the school is out sick all year. Some need address this situation and make some changes instead of IGNORING it !

  • (7 years ago)

    I am happy with the overall job the teachers are doing at Southwood. My daughter is a first grader this year. I was pleased with her teacer and assistant teacher in kindergarten they were excellent. Misty

  • (10 years ago)

    This was my child's first year at this school 2003/2004. She loved it so did I. The teachers are great! they have great communication skills and always let me know what was going on.

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Overall score

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