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Southern Elementary School (leave a review)
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+1 (859) 381-3589

340 Wilson Downing Rd

Lexington, Kentucky


About Southern Elementary School
Prekindergarten - 5th Grade

Southern Elementary School is located in the Fayette County Public Schools district of the state of Kentucky. It is one of 76 schools in its district.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Prekindergarten to 5th Grade and has an enrolment of 625 students - compared to other schools in Kentucky, this is a relatively average sized school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

At Southern Elementary School, the average teaching salary of $64,532 is higher than the Kentucky state average of $53,125.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Southern Elementary School 625$3,03114$64,5320.66
Southern Middle School (0.14 miles) 623$2,72215$61,0330.60
Lansdowne Elementary School (0.66 miles) 704$2,54514$60,7160.62
Millcreek Elementary School (1.49 miles) 543$3,67713$53,8710.67
Julius Marks Elementary School (1.77 miles) 679$2,82215$55,7680.66
Jessie M Clark Middle School (2.26 miles) 941$2,26715$63,4960.39

Southern Elementary School

Number of pupils625
Funding per pupil$3,031
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$64,532
Diversity index0.66

Southern Middle School (0.14 miles)

Number of pupils623
Funding per pupil$2,722
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$61,033
Diversity index0.60

Lansdowne Elementary School (0.66 miles)

Number of pupils704
Funding per pupil$2,545
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$60,716
Diversity index0.62

Millcreek Elementary School (1.49 miles)

Number of pupils543
Funding per pupil$3,677
Pupils per teacher13
Average teacher salary$53,871
Diversity index0.67

Julius Marks Elementary School (1.77 miles)

Number of pupils679
Funding per pupil$2,822
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$55,768
Diversity index0.66

Jessie M Clark Middle School (2.26 miles)

Number of pupils941
Funding per pupil$2,267
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$63,496
Diversity index0.39
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Rankings within Kentucky
There are 1,564 schools in Kentucky. Rankings don't always go up to 1,564 because some schools have missing data.
352ndlargest school
209thhighest number of FTE teachers
474thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
118thhighest average teaching salary
512thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
870thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
73rdhighest diversity index
1323rdhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten - 5th Grade: 6 hours

Kindergarten: 170 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 170 days

12th Grade: 170 days

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