School Details

South Elementary School

178 Bourne Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 830-4390
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 & ungraded 702 students 18 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

61%
60%
57%
68%
70%
67%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 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 2013
  • Plymouth School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
57%
53%
48%
49%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 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 2013
  • Plymouth School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Elementary School is a public elementary school in Town of Plymouth. The principal of South Elementary School is Ellen Gunning. 702 students go to South Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 17% of the 702 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at South Elementary School is 18:1. New Testament Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 91%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 1%
Asian 1.0% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    SES has been a wonderful environment for my daughter to grow academically and socially. The teachers are very involved and caring the staff always helpful and friendly and the principal and vice principal are very dedicated. My daughter is in her second year she is doing extremely well. The PTA is a great souces as well.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great experience here so far. Teachers are attentive work is challenging and office staff is kind and friendly. Other parents seem interested and active in the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    An all around great school! Teachers who care and help.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school. They have an outstanding and attentive staff from top to bottom. My son loves it and we are thrilled with his development. I would highly recommend Plymouth South Elementary.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a Kind. age child enrolled. So far I am disappointed and am looking into private school alternatives. The teacher is wonderful. Unfortunately there are in my opinion too many children in the class and no teacher's aide. I am unimpressed with the curriculum which includes sign language but not enough reading writing and arithmetic. The class time is only 2 and 1/2 hours long but is cut even shorter because the buses are habitually late in arriving. Much to be desired.

  • (10 years ago)

    We love South Elementary. We have a child with special needs and the staff Principal and all Sped Staff have been amazing. They are always striving to improve my sons educational plan and truly are helping him succeed and grow. We also have a child that does not require any additional services and he is also thriving. We would highly recommend South Elementary.

  • (10 years ago)

    my two girls were in south k-and 1st grade were ok as soon as they hit 3 and 4th grade i sen problems such as classrooms too full not enough attention for your children my girls grades dropping teachers not notifying meof certain things that were important few parent meetings ect.I moved my girls to a diff school and now grades are up and they aresmilling more also i speak wih school alot more. i feel there is alotmore goingon in this school than parents know about.

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