School Details

George Southard Elementary School

6385 Locust St Ext, Lockport, NY 14094
(716) 478-4772
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 492 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

22%
25%
31%
22%
22%
34%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lockport City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
21%
30%
28%
18%
36%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lockport City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

George Southard Elementary School is a public elementary school in South Lockport. The principal of George Southard Elementary School is MR. RYAN SCHOENFELD, who can be contacted at rschoenfeld@lockport.wnyric.org. 492 students attend George Southard Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 3% of the George Southard Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 48% of the 492 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at George Southard Elementary School is 16:1. Charles A Upson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 14%
White, non-Hispanic 81% 80%
Hispanic 7% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 37%
Limited English proficiency 3% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Probably the best elementary school in the Lockport district but that's not really saying very much. GMS has a good location lots of parking. Staff and teachers are nice and accommodating. However there are very few activities for kids. No clubs afterschool activities and very few field trips. Most of the students are low performing and curriculum is geared to those needs. PTO is not very active only meets once every other month. We'd move to another district but we can't sell our house. Wonder why?

  • (5 years ago)

    A great school lots of activities and a great pta and staff

  • (5 years ago)

    Here at GMS the children are number one. The PTA is very involved with the school and makes sure the students get many programs brought in. The teachers and staff there make you feel very comfortable in knowing that your child is goign to get the very best out of there education.

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal teachers pta and entire staff of the school are wonderful people. They all truly care about the children and do their very best to make sure each child's needs are met. Everyone at the school goes the extra mile for the students who attend GMS.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 2 children who go to GS and I love this school I give this school all 5 stars.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am extremely pleased with the education my children have received at George Southard. The teachers are always available for questions or feedback and are very helpful. I am always kept informed of issues as they arise. A+ all the way! My only issue is the safety of students coming and going in the parking lot. We need more parking!

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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