School Details

South Side Elementary School

1500 Rosa St, Picayune, MS 39466
(601) 798-1105
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 3-6 & ungraded 283 students 19 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

43%
46%
59%
57%
58%
67%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Picayune School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
49%
59%
64%
60%
69%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
81%
86%
89%

Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Picayune School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
52%
59%
52%
56%
64%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
79%
67%
63%

Mississippi Science Test (MST)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Picayune School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
56%
57%
57%
60%
63%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Picayune School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Side Elementary School is a public elementary school in Picayune. 283 students attend South Side Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 82% of the 283 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at South Side Elementary School is 19:1. South Side Lower Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 65%
Black, non-Hispanic 35% 32%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Southside Elementary has a principle and teachers that are totally committed to the academic education and safety of their students. They are very creative in educating the children in ways to make learning fun and interesting. The school building is extremely clean well cared for and safe. The principal knows each student by name and personality and treats them as his own. They are very disciplined with the students which accounts for the low incidence of behavior problems. Southside is also the only elementary school in Picayune that accepts children with disabilities. The teachers are very skilled with educating these special students and Southside should be commended for it. Southside Upper and Lower Elementary Schools both remind me of small academic minded private schools. I am very proud and happy that my child was educated there from k-6th grade.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been extremely pleased with this school. The teachers are even involved with the children's after-school activities. My son is testing 3 to 4 grade levels higher than he should be and I can't say enough great things about South Side!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has been a great disappointment.My 5th grader needed tutoring from the start of the year in math.Programs were not available.Request were made continuously.Even when title one was available his teacher failed to get him help.There is a no child left behind rule in the school but what they fail to tell parents is this only applys if you don't upset the teacher who holds your childs fate of passing or failing in the palm of his hands.However in the mist of this fog there is a bright light.Mrs.Robinson my sons science teacher has gone above and beyond the call.She opened my 5th graders eyes to the wonderful world of science. He bloomed and his excitement and confidence helped him to win first place in his division of the science fair.We need more teachers like her.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a very fine school. The teachers are very nice. The school could use a little more parental involvement.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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