Best Public Schools in Blairs, VA


Summary:

The city of Blairs, Virginia is home to a single standout elementary school, Southside Elementary, which serves grades PK-5 and is part of the Pittsylvania County Public Schools district. Southside Elementary has consistently ranked among the top 333 elementary schools in Virginia over the past three school years, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger in the most recent two years.

Southside Elementary's student performance on state assessments (SOL tests) is significantly higher than the district and state averages across multiple subjects and grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, Southside Elementary's 5th-grade students achieved 95.24% proficiency in SOL English Reading, compared to the district's 78.61% and the state's 71.36%. The school's student-to-teacher ratio of 11.8 is the 5th best among the 10 elementary schools in the Pittsylvania County Public Schools district, indicating a relatively low class size.

Despite having a high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (82.08%), Southside Elementary is still able to achieve exceptional academic outcomes, suggesting the school is effectively supporting and meeting the needs of its economically disadvantaged student population. The school's diverse racial makeup, with a significant African American population (29.3%) and smaller percentages of other minority groups, likely contributes to a rich learning environment and prepares students for the multicultural world they will encounter after graduation.








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

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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