South

700 Read St, Somerset, MA 02726
(508) 324-3180
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 217 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

76%
64%
58%
78%
64%
69%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Somerset School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
70%
54%
58%
59%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Somerset School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
71%
64%
72%
62%
60%
65%
54%
53%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Somerset School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
72%
69%
69%
60%
60%
65%
55%
55%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Somerset School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South is a public elementary school in Swansea. The principal of South is Mrs. Elizabeth Townson, who can be contacted at townsone@somerset.k12.ma.us. 217 students go to South and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Multiracial. 11% of the 217 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at South is 14:1. Wilbur is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 94%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I have one child who is in kindergarten and I have been very pleased with the school overall. I have had some challenges with the teacher but she is new to the school and I'm sure there is a learning curve to how things should be done. I am thrilled with the principal and her interaction with the students. She makes the school feel safe for the students and that is huge (especially in light of events this past year). The school has had some great events to bring the student body together and I am very happy that this is the school my child is attending.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children currently attending South and another who will begin in 2011. My children love going to school each day and are very happy with the staff. The principal is always available and is very hands on and knows all the students and their parents. There are many after school and family activites to participate in. I feel confident that my children are in good hands each day.

  • (7 years ago)

    I had two kids graduated from this school and a third one is on his way to attend this school. The teachers are remarkable and they have good control of their subjects. Every one is willing to go an extra mile and help the kids in there achievements. I can't say enough good things about the environment here. Plenty of outdoor activities for kids.

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Overall score

(based on 2 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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