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Choosing the best possible elementary school is critical to a child’s foundational development. In Texas, public school districts adopt curriculum standards set by the State Board of Education. The current standards, called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, outline what students should be able to learn and do in each course or grade. The curriculum is structured around the fundamentals of mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, music and reading.

We are making this task easier for you by comparing two above average elementary schools: Southside Elementary School and Northside Primary School. We compiled relevant data for you to be able to make an informed decision. Both schools are under the jurisdiction of the Palestine ISD.

Southside Elementary School has a regular student population of 462 with a 14 students/teacher ratio while Northside Primary School has 494 students and a student-teacher ratio of 15 students/teacher ratio.
Performance Indicators
Southside Elementary School earned a State accountability rating of B (80-89) based on three domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades. The school scored 77 in student achievement, 84 in school progress, and 78 in closing performance gaps. It scored 82 overall in post-secondary readiness, a broad term that refers to student preparedness to undertake multiple pathways after graduation, or specifically, their preparedness for college education.

On the other hand, Northside Primary School also garnered a State accountability rating of B. The school posted only 82 overall in post-secondary readiness.
B
Good
  4/5
77
Student Achievement
84
Student Progress
78
Closing Performance Gaps
82
Overall
B
Good
  4/5
Student Achievement
Student Progress
Closing Performance Gaps
82
Overall
Distinction Designations
A distinction designation acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.

Southside Elementary School’s three out of seven distinctions are in Mathematics and post-secondary and 25% closing performance gaps. Northside Primary School did not earn any distinction.
3/7
Based on 2019
77STAAR Data
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
0/7
Based on 2019
STAAR Data
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Student Demographics
Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, Hispanics comprise the biggest group at Southside Elementary School. They make up for 37.88% of student population, followed by Whites or Caucasians (30.09%), African Americans (26.19%), Two or More Races (4.76%) and Asians (1.08%). There is no Native Americans student in the school.

The student population at Northside Primary School is also predominantly Hispanics at 37.04%, followed by Whites or Caucasians (31.17%), African Americans (27.13%), Two or More Races (2.63%), Asians (1.62%) and Native Americans (0.20%).

Based on household incomes, the Southside Elementary School’s economically disadvantaged students are lower at 77.49% compared to 79.55% at Northside Primary School.

In terms of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a term used in the United States that refers to a person who is not fluent in the English Language, mainly because it is not their native language, Southside Elementary School has a higher number of English Language Learners comprising 25.11% of its student population compared to 20.04% at Northside Primary School.

Southside Elementary School’s bilingual students comprise 21.65%, gifted and talented students, 2.38%, while 10.17% are in the special education program. Northside Primary School bilingual students comprise 19.23%, gifted and talented students, 0.40%, and 8.30% are in the special education program.
Racial/Ethnic Groups
Total Students 462
African American 26.19% (121 students)
Hispanic 37.88% (175 students)
White 30.09% (139 students)
Asian 1.08% (5 students)
Native American 0.00% (0 student)
Two or More Races 4.76% (22 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 77.49% (358 students)
Limited English Proficiency 25.11% (116 students)
Total Students 494
African American 27.13% (134 students)
Hispanic 37.04% (183 students)
White 31.17% (154 students)
Asian 1.62% (8 students)
Native American 0.20% (1 student)
Two or More Races 2.63% (13 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 79.55% (393 students)
Limited English Proficiency 20.04% (99 students)
Program
Bilingual 21.65% (100 students)
Gifted & Talented 2.38% (11 students)
Special Education 10.17% (47 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 3.03% (14 students)
Bilingual 19.23% (95 students)
Gifted & Talented 0.40% (2 students)
Special Education 8.30% (41 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 3.04% (15 students)
Staff Profile
33 teachers employed at Southside Elementary School have been teaching in the school for an average of about 8.6 years with individual teaching experience averaging 11.9 years. The 33 teachers at Northside Primary School have been serving the school for an average of 7.8 years with individual teaching experience averaging 12.1 years.

Of its teaching staff, Southside Elementary School has seven teachers serving the school for over 20 years, five teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 10 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while eight teachers have worked for 1-5 years, including three beginning teachers. Northside Primary School has seven teachers serving the school for over 20 years, seven teachers have worked for 11-20 years, seven teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while seven teachers have worked for 1-5 years, including five beginning teachers.

In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At Southside Elementary School there are 31 female teachers and two male teachers. Of its teaching staff, zero special education teacherhelpping-verb being assisted by 12 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has two staff members in the school administration department and one more working as school support staff.

At Northside Primary School there are 32 female teachers and one male teacher only. Of its teaching staff, there are one special education teacher only and 19 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. The school also employs two staff members working for the school administration and one more working as school support staff.
Experience
Over 20 years 21.21% (7 teachers)
10 - 20 years 15.15% (5 teachers)
6 - 10 years 30.30% (10 teachers)
1- 5 years 24.24% (8 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 9.09% (3 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 11.9 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 8.6 yrs
Over 20 years 21.21% (7 teachers)
10 - 20 years 21.21% (7 teachers)
6 - 10 years 21.21% (7 teachers)
1- 5 years 21.21% (7 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 15.15% (5 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 12.1 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 7.8 yrs
Teacher Type
Female Teachers 93.94% (31 teachers)
Male Teachers 6.06% (2 teachers)
School Admin 2
School Support 1
Edu Aids 12
Special Education 0
Female Teachers 96.97% (32 teachers)
Male Teachers 3.03% (1 teacher)
School Admin 2
School Support 1
Edu Aids 19
Special Education 1

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