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