Southfield Elementary School

Summary:

Southfield Elementary School is a public elementary school in Macon, Georgia, serving 737 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Bibb County School District, which is ranked 175 out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Southfield Elementary School faces significant academic challenges, with consistently low performance on standardized tests. Only 9.2% of 3rd graders, 4.9% of 4th graders, and 8.6% of 5th graders were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the Bibb County averages of 22.7%, 19%, and 23.6%, respectively. The school has been ranked among the lowest-performing elementary schools in Georgia, consistently ranking in the bottom 10% of schools statewide. Additionally, Southfield Elementary has a 100% free and reduced lunch rate, indicating that the student population comes from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Interestingly, the academic challenges faced by Southfield Elementary are not unique to the school, but rather a systemic issue within the Bibb County School District. Nearby schools, such as John Robert Lewis Elementary, Union Elementary, and Ingram/Pye Elementary, also perform significantly below the district and state averages. The only exception is Alexander II Magnet School, which consistently outperforms the district and state, suggesting that a targeted, specialized approach to education can lead to significantly better academic outcomes, even within the same district.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 4375 Bloomfield Drive Ext
       Macon, GA  31206


(478) 779-4800

District: Bibb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
1231st of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,700 Help


Students who attend Southfield Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Ballard Hudson Middle School
High:    Southwest High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.8 Help
Number of students:  737

Racial breakdown:

African American:
82.2%
Hispanic:
12.5%
Two or more races:
2.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Southfield Elementary School ranks worse than 99% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 18th among 20 ranked elementary schools in the Bibb County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 6.31. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Southfield Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Bibb County School District. Racial makeup is: African American (82.2%), Hispanic (12.5%), two or more races (2.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Bibb County School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Southfield Elementary School is 13.8, which is the 7th best among 20 elementary schools in the Bibb County School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Southfield Elementary School is $9,700, which is the lowest among 20 elementary schools in the Bibb County School District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

Southfield Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Bibb County:

SchoolDigger ranks Bibb County 175th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Southfield Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 6.17 1193rd 1209 1.3%
2019 4.85 1227th 1234 0.6%
2021 8.92 1154th 1214 4.9%
2022 7.66 1216th 1244 2.3%
2023 6.31 1230th 1242 1.0%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Southfield Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2016 26 718 0 50 2 1 10 0 807
2017 26 682 0 76 1 0 18 0 803
2018 37 704 0 77 2 0 17 0 837
2019 28 763 0 80 1 0 21 0 893
2020 33 674 0 84 4 0 21 0 816
2021 36 649 0 96 3 0 22 0 806
2022 27 658 2 95 1 0 22 0 805
2023 18 606 1 92 1 0 19 0 737

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 Southfield Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 807 46.0 17.5 99
2017 803 50.8 15.8 99
2018 837 52.3 16.0 99
2019 893 60.3 14.8 99
2020 816 56.0 14.5 94.9
2021 806 55.0 14.6 100
2022 805 55.4 14.5 n/a
2023 737 53.1 13.8 100

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 Southfield Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 807 46.0 17.5 99
2017 803 50.8 15.8 99
2018 837 52.3 16.0 99
2019 893 60.3 14.8 99
2020 816 56.0 14.5 94.9
2021 806 55.0 14.6 100
2022 805 55.4 14.5 n/a
2023 737 53.1 13.8 100

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Southfield Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $1,397 (15.4%) $7,677 (84.6%) $9,074
2018 $1,263 (13.8%) $7,918 (86.2%) $9,181
2019 $1,287 (13.3%) $8,412 (86.7%) $9,700

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Southfield Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1227th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 1230th of 1242 Elementary schools
 0.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Southfield Elementary School)6.49.2
 2.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)26.922.7
 4.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Southfield Elementary School)10.66.4
 4.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)30.823.6
 7.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Southfield Elementary School)8.34.9
 3.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)27.719
 8.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Southfield Elementary School)7.511.6
 4.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)32.823.5
 9.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Southfield Elementary School)13.18.6
 4.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)3223.6
 8.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Southfield Elementary School)8.52.6
 5.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)26.315.7
 10.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Southfield Elementary School)2.68.6
 6%
   5th Grade Science (Bibb County)2725.4
 1.6%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students893737
 17.5%
African American763606
 20.6%
American Indian11
Asian01
Hispanic8092
 15%
Pacific Islander00
White2818
 35.7%
Two or More Races2119
 9.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99%100%
 1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Southfield Elementary School

Students at Southfield Elementary School are 82% African American, 12% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 2% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 737 students attended Southfield Elementary School.

Southfield Elementary School ranks in the bottom 1.0% of Georgia elementary schools.

Students who attend Southfield Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Ballard Hudson Middle School
High : Southwest High School


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

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