Southside Elementary

Summary:

Southside Elementary is a public elementary school in Hollister, California, serving 233 students in grades K-8. The school is part of the Hollister School District, which is ranked 397 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Southside Elementary stands out for its strong academic performance, particularly in English Language Arts/Literacy and science. The school outperforms the state average in the percentage of students proficient or better on the Smarter Balanced Assessments and CAST exams across multiple grade levels. However, the school faces challenges with a higher chronic absenteeism rate compared to nearby schools, ranging from 21.1% to 40.7%. Southside Elementary also has a lower percentage of free and reduced lunch recipients (42.06%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 39.07% to 73.52%.

When compared to other local schools, Southside Elementary outperforms Hollister Dual Language Academy and Calaveras Elementary in both English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, as well as in science. However, the high-performing Hollister Prep charter school outperforms Southside Elementary across all subject areas and grade levels.


Detail:

Public K-8

 4991 S.side Rd.
       Hollister, CA  95023-9637


(831) 637-4439

District: Southside Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
2122nd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,894 Help


Students who attend Southside Elementary usually attend:

High:    Hollister High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.1 Help
Number of students:  233

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
60.5%
White:
37.3%
Two or more races:
0.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  42.1% Help


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Compare Details Southside Elementary ranks better than 63.8% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.27. (See more...)
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Compare Details Southside Elementary ranks better than 76.6% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 71.22. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (60.5%), White (37.3%), two or more races (0.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Southside Elementary is 23.1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Southside Elementary is $7,894.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Southside Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Southside Elementary 2122nd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Southside Elementary in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Southside Elementary 656th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Southside Elementary in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Southside Elementary 397th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Southside Elementary

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 72.14 1221st 4809 74.6%
2005 74.57 1141st 4822 76.3%
2006 73.41 1196th 4818 75.2%
2007 81.38 921st 5113 82.0%
2008 83.49 817th 5113 84.0%
2009 90.42 460th 5193 91.1%
2010 89.62 462nd 5314 91.3%
2011 72.52 1370th 5377 74.5%
2012 82.10 906th 5390 83.2%
2013 72.88 1438th 5530 74.0%
2015 84.62 902nd 5611 83.9%
2016 84.33 944th 5614 83.2%
2017 69.91 1564th 5692 72.5%
2018 72.33 1471st 5662 74.0%
2019 74.92 1383rd 5789 76.1%
2022 53.56 2368th 5883 59.7%
2023 58.27 2115th 5848 63.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 58.28 1779th 5264 66.2%
2023 48.36 2462nd 5355 54.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.78 1670th 5413 69.1%
2019 79.35 1114th 5492 79.7%
2022 53.93 2215th 5635 60.7%
2023 46.99 2569th 5595 54.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.69 1462nd 5431 73.1%
2019 53.74 2274th 5510 58.7%
2022 50.42 2417th 5663 57.3%
2023 74.86 1291st 5627 77.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.93 1038th 4830 78.5%
2019 64.12 1455th 4963 70.7%
2022 44.83 2538th 5084 50.1%
2023 56.77 1830th 5079 64.0%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 59.18 1183rd 2726 56.6%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Southside Elementary

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Rank History for all middle school students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 80.95 276th 1769 84.4%
2005 82.99 238th 1777 86.6%
2006 71.29 438th 1804 75.7%
2007 83.58 240th 1999 88.0%
2008 70.47 478th 2005 76.2%
2009 79.79 292nd 2063 85.8%
2010 90.75 87th 2179 96.0%
2011 87.53 139th 2236 93.8%
2012 77.18 372nd 2259 83.5%
2013 87.42 135th 2379 94.3%
2015 89.94 223rd 2477 91.0%
2016 89.40 242nd 2497 90.3%
2017 73.21 594th 2508 76.3%
2018 82.09 411th 2480 83.4%
2019 83.98 388th 2715 85.7%
2022 73.78 599th 2740 78.1%
2023 71.22 655th 2788 76.5%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.69 284th 2262 87.4%
2019 88.39 263rd 2380 88.9%
2022 53.96 972nd 2509 61.3%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.58 723rd 2273 68.2%
2019 70.18 610th 2407 74.7%
2022 74.65 540th 2527 78.6%
2023 76.55 505th 2546 80.2%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.09 182nd 2072 91.2%
2019 90.30 124th 2213 94.4%
2022 75.84 382nd 2359 83.8%
2023 69.38 522nd 2379 78.1%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 65.28 498th 1555 68.0%
2023 59.15 599th 1549 61.3%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Southside Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Southside Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 44 0 1 68 0 n/a n/a 0 113
1989 44 0 2 75 0 n/a n/a 0 121
1990 59 2 2 75 0 n/a n/a 0 138
1991 62 0 1 60 0 n/a n/a 0 123
1992 78 0 1 74 0 n/a n/a 0 153
1993 70 2 1 95 0 n/a n/a 0 168
1994 78 0 1 94 0 n/a n/a 0 173
1995 86 0 1 103 0 n/a n/a 0 190
1996 86 0 1 103 0 n/a n/a 0 190
1997 97 0 0 103 0 n/a n/a 0 200
1998 101 0 0 110 0 n/a n/a 0 211
1999 109 0 3 44 1 n/a n/a 0 157
2000 102 1 3 90 0 n/a n/a 0 196
2001 115 5 3 86 1 n/a n/a 4 214
2002 129 0 0 88 0 n/a n/a 18 235
2003 129 0 0 88 0 n/a n/a 18 235
2004 130 2 0 104 0 n/a n/a 9 245
2005 138 1 1 110 0 n/a n/a 0 250
2006 145 0 1 117 0 n/a n/a 0 263
2007 131 2 2 101 1 n/a n/a 1 238
2008 143 2 3 83 1 n/a n/a 0 232
2009 145 0 8 95 0 0 1 0 249
2010 3 0 0 2 0 0 259 0 264
2011 1 0 0 97 0 0 157 0 255
2013 0 0 0 123 0 0 128 0 251
2014 0 0 0 131 0 0 130 0 261
2015 13 0 1 128 0 1 95 0 238
2016 36 3 3 117 0 1 81 0 241
2017 43 2 0 131 0 0 60 0 236
2018 31 0 2 129 0 0 67 0 229
2019 33 1 0 121 0 0 58 0 213
2020 87 2 1 125 0 0 0 0 215
2021 80 4 1 119 0 0 1 0 205
2022 92 1 1 126 1 0 3 0 224
2023 87 1 1 141 1 0 2 0 233

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Southside Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 113 4.5 25.1 n/a
1989 121 4.5 26.8 n/a
1990 138 4.5 30.6 n/a
1991 123 5.4 22.7 n/a
1992 153 5.5 27.8 49
1993 168 5.0 33.6 59.5
1994 173 6.0 28.8 57.2
1995 190 7.5 25.3 50
1996 190 7.5 25.3 50
1997 200 8.0 25.0 46.5
1998 211 8.7 24.3 37.4
1999 157 9.3 16.9 10.2
2000 196 11.5 17.0 31.1
2001 214 9.3 23.0 34.3
2002 235 10.0 23.5 35.5
2003 235 10.0 23.5 35.5
2004 245 11.0 22.3 28
2005 250 11.0 22.7 37.6
2006 263 11.0 23.9 30
2007 238 11.6 20.5 33.3
2008 232 12.9 18.0 31.5
2009 249 11.6 19.8 22.5
2010 264 10.8 24.4 28.8
2011 255 n/a n/a 31
2013 251 9.0 27.8 27.1
2014 261 9.0 29.0 0
2015 238 9.0 26.4 34.9
2016 241 8.0 30.1 34.4
2017 236 8.6 27.3 38.6
2018 229 9.6 23.7 38.4
2019 213 n/a n/a 21.6
2020 215 n/a n/a 42.8
2021 205 10.0 20.5 40.5
2022 224 10.0 22.4 40.6
2023 233 10.0 23.1 42.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Southside Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 113 4.5 25.1 n/a
1989 121 4.5 26.8 n/a
1990 138 4.5 30.6 n/a
1991 123 5.4 22.7 n/a
1992 153 5.5 27.8 49
1993 168 5.0 33.6 59.5
1994 173 6.0 28.8 57.2
1995 190 7.5 25.3 50
1996 190 7.5 25.3 50
1997 200 8.0 25.0 46.5
1998 211 8.7 24.3 37.4
1999 157 9.3 16.9 10.2
2000 196 11.5 17.0 31.1
2001 214 9.3 23.0 34.3
2002 235 10.0 23.5 35.5
2003 235 10.0 23.5 35.5
2004 245 11.0 22.3 28
2005 250 11.0 22.7 37.6
2006 263 11.0 23.9 30
2007 238 11.6 20.5 33.3
2008 232 12.9 18.0 31.5
2009 249 11.6 19.8 22.5
2010 264 10.8 24.4 28.8
2011 255 n/a n/a 31
2013 251 9.0 27.8 27.1
2014 261 9.0 29.0 0
2015 238 9.0 26.4 34.9
2016 241 8.0 30.1 34.4
2017 236 8.6 27.3 38.6
2018 229 9.6 23.7 38.4
2019 213 n/a n/a 21.6
2020 215 n/a n/a 42.8
2021 205 10.0 20.5 40.5
2022 224 10.0 22.4 40.6
2023 233 10.0 23.1 42.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201287.0%0.0%4.0%9.0%91.0%96.0%87.0%96.0%87.0%
201396.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
2014100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2015100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201696.0%4.0%0.0%0.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
2017≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2018≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2019≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
202161.9%0.0%38.1%76.2%66.7%
202291.3%4.4%4.4%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Southside Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,894

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Southside Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1383rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2115th of 5848 Elementary schools
 12.3%
Ranks 388th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 655th of 2788 Middle schools
 9.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Southside Elementary)5538.1
 16.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Southside Elementary)5538.1
 16.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Southside Elementary)3542.9
 7.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Southside Elementary)3542.9
 7.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Southside Elementary)70.858.3
 12.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Southside Elementary)70.858.3
 12.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Southside Elementary)62.554.2
 8.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Southside Elementary)62.554.2
 8.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Southside Elementary)56.555.6
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Southside Elementary)56.555.6
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Southside Elementary)45.522.2
 23.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Southside Elementary)45.522.2
 23.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Southside Elementary)60.959.3
 1.6%
   5th Grade Science (Southside Elementary)60.959.3
 1.6%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Southside Elementary)73.935.7
 38.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Southside Elementary)73.935.7
 38.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Southside Elementary)47.832.1
 15.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Southside Elementary)47.832.1
 15.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Southside Elementary)8064
 16%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Southside Elementary)8064
 16%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Southside Elementary)6048
 12%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Southside Elementary)6048
 12%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Southside Elementary)71.462.5
 8.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Southside Elementary)71.462.5
 8.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Southside Elementary)46.450
 3.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Southside Elementary)46.450
 3.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Southside Elementary)46.445.8
 0.6%
   8th Grade Science (Southside Elementary)46.445.8
 0.6%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students213233
 9.4%
African American11
American Indian01
Asian01
Hispanic121141
 16.5%
Pacific Islander00
White3387
 163.6%
Two or More Races582
 96.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients21.6%42.1%
 20.5%


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High : Hollister High

Southside Elementary ranks 2122nd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Southside Elementary are 61% Hispanic, 37% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 233 students attended Southside Elementary.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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