Southside Elementary

Summary:

Southside Elementary is a public elementary school located in Powell, Wyoming, serving grades K-5 with a total enrollment of 302 students. The school is part of the Park County School District #1, which is ranked 2nd out of 42 districts in Wyoming and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Southside Elementary consistently ranks among the top 30 elementary schools in Wyoming, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger in recent years. The school's academic performance, as measured by the WY-TOPP assessments, is generally higher than the state and district averages across various grade levels and subject areas. Particularly impressive is the performance of Southside Elementary's 5th-grade students, with 74% proficient or better in ELA and 60% in Math, compared to the state averages of 54.9% and 53.7%, respectively. The school also excels in supporting various student subgroups, ranking highly among Wyoming elementary schools in categories such as female students, male students, Hispanic students, white students, special education students, and low socioeconomic status students. Southside Elementary's ranking for disabled students is particularly impressive, placing 3rd out of 72 Wyoming elementary schools in the 2021-2022 school year.

While Southside Elementary and the other Park County School District #1 elementary schools, such as Parkside Elementary and Westside Elementary, share a similar high-performing profile, there are some notable differences. Southside Elementary has a relatively diverse student population, with 14.57% Hispanic students and 4.97% students of two or more races, which is higher than the nearby schools. Additionally, Southside Elementary has a higher per-student spending of $17,656 in the 2022-2023 school year, compared to the district average of $16,331 for Westside Elementary and $19,204 for Parkside Elementary.


Detail:

Public K-5

 278 East Monroe Street
       Powell, WY  82435


(307) 764-6183

District: Park County School District # 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
30th of 146 Wyoming Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,656 Help


Students who attend Southside Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Powell Middle School
High:    Powell High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.3 Help
Number of students:  302

Racial breakdown:

White:
78.8%
Hispanic:
14.6%
Two or more races:
5.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Southside Elementary ranks better than 79.5% of elementary schools in Wyoming. It also ranks last among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Park County School District # 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.98. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (78.8%), Hispanic (14.6%), two or more races (5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Southside Elementary is 11.3, which is the 2nd best among 3 elementary schools in the Park County School District # 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Southside Elementary is $17,656, which is the 2nd highest among 3 elementary schools in the Park County School District # 1.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Southside Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Southside Elementary 30th of 146 Wyoming public elementary schools. (See Southside Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Park County School District # 1:

SchoolDigger ranks Park County School District # 1 2nd of 42 Wyoming school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Southside Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 54.22 51st 131 61.1%
2005 91.31 11th 136 91.9%
2006 86.25 9th 145 93.8%
2007 65.42 47th 149 68.5%
2008 85.29 6th 151 96.0%
2009 67.84 38th 150 74.7%
2010 72.71 32nd 150 78.7%
2011 71.11 32nd 152 78.9%
2012 83.22 8th 143 94.4%
2013 89.69 5th 142 96.5%
2014 91.71 2nd 147 98.6%
2015 89.10 9th 154 94.2%
2016 76.04 25th 148 83.1%
2017 67.89 38th 151 74.8%
2018 74.82 29th 147 80.3%
2019 62.06 52nd 153 66.0%
2021 74.48 30th 153 80.4%
2022 76.93 24th 144 83.3%
2023 74.98 30th 146 79.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.33 26th 64 59.4%
2019 80.11 8th 75 89.3%
2021 77.59 6th 71 91.5%
2023 73.69 9th 77 88.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.38 16th 99 83.8%
2019 64.37 39th 132 70.5%
2021 77.54 11th 119 90.8%
2022 85.59 9th 110 91.8%
2023 83.47 7th 115 93.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.70 23rd 125 81.6%
2019 57.87 50th 136 63.2%
2021 70.02 31st 132 76.5%
2022 78.97 16th 126 87.3%
2023 60.22 46th 129 64.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 92.87 3rd 72 95.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.35 25th 126 80.2%
2019 68.29 40th 138 71.0%
2021 77.32 23rd 134 82.8%
2022 72.66 25th 127 80.3%
2023 81.11 12th 132 90.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.21 34th 70 51.4%
2019 57.77 26th 75 65.3%
2021 46.29 33rd 67 50.7%
2022 65.98 14th 60 76.7%
2023 71.84 10th 55 81.8%
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Rank History for White students at Southside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.37 21st 103 79.6%
2019 46.41 68th 120 43.3%
2021 80.35 17th 113 85.0%
2022 71.89 24th 103 76.7%
2023 72.90 27th 101 73.3%
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Data source: test scores: Wyoming Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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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
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 273 273
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 273 273
1991 246 0 8 22 1 n/a n/a 0 277
1992 253 0 7 15 0 n/a n/a 0 275
1993 241 0 8 26 0 n/a n/a 0 275
1994 248 0 5 26 0 n/a n/a 0 279
1995 275 0 2 18 3 n/a n/a 0 298
1996 275 0 2 18 3 n/a n/a 0 298
1997 250 0 3 16 0 n/a n/a 0 269
1998 229 0 3 26 0 n/a n/a 0 258
1999 223 0 3 24 0 n/a n/a 0 250
2000 217 0 2 25 0 n/a n/a 0 244
2001 216 0 3 22 1 n/a n/a 0 242
2002 194 0 0 16 3 n/a n/a 0 213
2003 194 0 0 16 3 n/a n/a 0 213
2004 189 0 2 9 2 n/a n/a 0 202
2005 195 0 3 12 0 n/a n/a 0 210
2006 195 0 3 20 0 n/a n/a 0 218
2007 197 0 5 28 0 n/a n/a 0 230
2008 210 0 5 24 0 n/a n/a 0 239
2009 270 0 3 28 1 n/a n/a 0 302
2010 273 0 0 36 1 0 3 0 313
2011 286 1 0 42 1 1 3 0 334
2012 279 0 0 37 2 0 2 0 320
2013 281 0 1 38 3 0 4 0 327
2014 264 1 1 38 3 0 9 0 316
2015 263 0 2 41 3 0 8 0 317
2016 261 1 2 47 3 0 9 0 323
2017 268 0 2 44 0 0 9 0 323
2018 255 0 3 48 0 0 10 0 316
2019 245 0 2 43 0 0 14 0 304
2020 249 1 1 34 0 0 12 0 297
2021 236 3 3 39 0 0 11 0 292
2022 229 1 2 42 0 1 14 0 289
2023 238 2 2 44 0 1 15 0 302

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
1989 273 n/a n/a n/a
1990 273 14.0 19.5 n/a
1991 277 13.0 21.3 19.5
1992 275 12.0 22.9 15.3
1993 275 14.0 19.6 18.2
1994 279 14.0 19.9 21.9
1995 298 14.0 21.3 20.8
1996 298 14.0 21.3 20.8
1997 269 13.5 19.9 26.4
1998 258 13.0 19.8 34.1
1999 250 13.0 19.2 49.2
2000 244 14.1 17.3 45.9
2001 242 13.0 18.6 75.2
2002 213 13.0 16.4 38.5
2003 213 13.0 16.4 38.5
2004 202 14.3 14.1 39.6
2005 210 14.2 14.8 42.4
2006 218 14.2 15.4 49.5
2007 230 15.2 15.1 51.3
2008 239 16.2 14.8 45.2
2009 302 19.8 15.2 45.4
2010 313 19.1 15.7 47.9
2011 334 n/a n/a 49.4
2012 320 25.1 12.7 42.5
2013 327 n/a n/a 45.9
2014 316 23.4 13.4 47.8
2015 317 24.0 13.2 48.3
2016 323 25.0 12.9 46.4
2017 323 24.7 13.0 45.8
2018 316 24.6 12.8 48.1
2019 304 24.5 12.3 50.7
2020 297 24.6 12.0 51.5
2021 292 25.5 11.4 52.4
2022 289 25.6 11.2 42.2
2023 302 26.5 11.3 47.4

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
1989 273 n/a n/a n/a
1990 273 14.0 19.5 n/a
1991 277 13.0 21.3 19.5
1992 275 12.0 22.9 15.3
1993 275 14.0 19.6 18.2
1994 279 14.0 19.9 21.9
1995 298 14.0 21.3 20.8
1996 298 14.0 21.3 20.8
1997 269 13.5 19.9 26.4
1998 258 13.0 19.8 34.1
1999 250 13.0 19.2 49.2
2000 244 14.1 17.3 45.9
2001 242 13.0 18.6 75.2
2002 213 13.0 16.4 38.5
2003 213 13.0 16.4 38.5
2004 202 14.3 14.1 39.6
2005 210 14.2 14.8 42.4
2006 218 14.2 15.4 49.5
2007 230 15.2 15.1 51.3
2008 239 16.2 14.8 45.2
2009 302 19.8 15.2 45.4
2010 313 19.1 15.7 47.9
2011 334 n/a n/a 49.4
2012 320 25.1 12.7 42.5
2013 327 n/a n/a 45.9
2014 316 23.4 13.4 47.8
2015 317 24.0 13.2 48.3
2016 323 25.0 12.9 46.4
2017 323 24.7 13.0 45.8
2018 316 24.6 12.8 48.1
2019 304 24.5 12.3 50.7
2020 297 24.6 12.0 51.5
2021 292 25.5 11.4 52.4
2022 289 25.6 11.2 42.2
2023 302 26.5 11.3 47.4

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Southside Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $844 (5.4%) $14,923 (94.6%) $15,768
2020 $947 (5.7%) $15,534 (94.3%) $16,481
2021 $1,889 (11.0%) $15,240 (89.0%) $17,129
2022 $1,878 (10.5%) $15,962 (89.5%) $17,840
2023 $2,123 (12.0%) $15,534 (88.0%) $17,656

Data source: Wyoming 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 52nd of 153 Elementary schoolsRanks 30th of 146 Elementary schools
 13.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Southside Elementary)45.560.7
 15.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Park County School District # 1)51.367.6
 16.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)54.848.3
 6.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Southside Elementary)41.851.8
 10%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Park County School District # 1)55.561.6
 6.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)53.553.5
4th Grade English Language Arts (Southside Elementary)6664.7
 1.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Park County School District # 1)64.363.8
 0.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)49.145.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Southside Elementary)69.874.5
 4.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Park County School District # 1)77.170.3
 6.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)5351.1
 1.9%
4th Grade Science (Southside Elementary)64.264.7
 0.5%
   4th Grade Science (Park County School District # 1)67.965.9
 2%
   4th Grade Science (Wyoming)5250.2
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Southside Elementary)57.174
 16.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Park County School District # 1)67.276.5
 9.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)55.654.9
 0.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Southside Elementary)71.460
 11.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Park County School District # 1)80.570.5
 10%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)55.453.7
 1.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students304302
 0.7%
African American02
American Indian00
Asian22
Hispanic4344
 2.3%
Pacific Islander01
White245238
 2.9%
Two or More Races1415
 7.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients50.7%47.4%
 3.3%


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Students who attend Southside Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Powell Middle School
High : Powell High School

Students at Southside Elementary are 79% White, 15% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races.

Southside Elementary ranks 30th of 146 Wyoming elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 302 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 Wyoming Department of Education.

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