#541 Elementary School in NC and #20 in Guilford County

Southern Elementary School

5720 Drake Road, Greensboro, NC 27406

How Good is Southern Elementary School?

Report Card

B+ Academic Results
C+ Learning Enviroment
A- School Safety
B Overall Grade

Southern Elementary School is a elementary school in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is in Guilford County. It has 322 students and 19 teachers and serves grades PK-5.

This school performs average when compared to other North Carolina schools. Southern Elementary School received an overall grade of B from The School Review. Of elementary schools, Southern Elementary School ranks 541 in the state and 20 for its county.

To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


A number of factors, including North Carolina standardized test scores, are used to determine a school’s academics grade. Southern Elementary School received a grade of B+ for academics. For this measure, this school is slightly above average when compared to other elementary schools in North Carolina.

Source: NC Standardized Tests
Academics Grade B+
Test Performance Very Good

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is scored by looking at many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. For learning environment, Southern Elementary School performs slightly below average when compared to other elementary schools in North Carolina and received the grade of C+ for this measure.

Students : Teacher
NC Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
NC Avg. 2%
New Teachers
NC Avg. 8%
Learning Enviroment Grade C+
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


School safety is estimated by comparing factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Southern Elementary School received a grade of A- for safety. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other elementary schools in North Carolina.

Safety Grade A-
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations N/A


Basic student body information from Southern Elementary School can be seen below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
NC Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
NC Avg. 61%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NC Avg. 65%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 322
Minority Students 139
Diversity Index 43
Students with Disablities 53
Economically Disadvantaged 68%
Limited English Proficiency 13%
Gifted Students 8%

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, the closest schools to Southern Elementary School are included. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. For a full list of schools in Greensboro, visit the Greensboro, North Carolina schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Sumner Elementary School C C- B C+
2 College Prep and Leadership Academy C- C- D N/A
3 Haynes Inman Education Center N/A N/A B- N/A
4 Millis Road Elementary School B+ B+ B- A+
5 Cyrus P Frazier Elementary School C- D B C-

Southern Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at Southern Elementary School? 322 students.
  • Is Southern Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of B, which means it is average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Southern Elementary School in? The school is located in Guilford County.
  • How can I contact Southern Elementary School? The school's number is (336) 674-4325. You can visit their website at http://southernes.gcsnc.com/pages/Southern_Elementary.
  • Where is Southern Elementary School? 5720 Drake Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27406

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Sumner Elementary School
1915 Harris Drive Greensboro, NC 27406
College Prep and Leadership Academy
5700 Riverdale Drive Jamestown, NC 27282
Haynes Inman Education Center
200 Haynes Road Jamestown, NC 27282
Millis Road Elementary School
4310 Millis Road Jamestown, NC 27282
Cyrus P Frazier Elementary School
4215 Galway Drive Greensboro, NC 27406