Highlights for Ohio State Assessments – Spring 2019

 The percentage of 4th grade students deemed proficient or higher on the state English language arts assessment increased 11% from spring 2018

 The percentage of 5th grade students deemed proficient or higher on the state English language arts assessment increased 15% from spring 2018

 The percentage of 6th grade students deemed proficient or higher on the state English language arts assessment increased 15% from spring 2018

 The percentage of 8th grade students deemed proficient or higher on the state English language arts assessment increased 16% from spring 2018

 The percentage of 4th grade students deemed proficient or higher on the state Math assessment increased 37% from spring 2018

 The percentage of 6th grade students deemed proficient or higher on the state Math assessment increased 40% from spring 2018

 The percentage of 7th grade students deemed proficient or higher on the state Math assessment increased 17% from spring 2018

 The percentage of 8th grade students deemed proficient or higher on the state Math assessment increased 38% from spring 2018

 The percentage of 5th grade students deemed proficient or higher on the state Science assessment increased 53% from spring 2018

Highlights for Benchmark Assessments

Renaissance STAR Early Literacy

Based on STAR Early Literacy data, there was growth from the fall to spring test administration for both kindergarten and 1st grade. The percentage of first grade students performing at or above grade level, went from 82% during the fall test administration, to 100% for the spring test administration, with 41% of students performing above grade level.

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Renaissance STAR Reading

Based on STAR Reading data, the percentage of students at or above grade level increased at all almost every grade level. There is a steady increase in growth from the fall to spring test administration.

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Renaissance STAR Math

Based on STAR Math data, the percentage of students at or above grade level more than doubled from the fall to spring test administration, at every grade level. The average math scaled score increased in every grade level from the fall to spring test administrations.

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Students learn about gardening on the school grounds

Students learn about gardening on the school grounds

Our School

South Side Academy offers:

  • A safe and secure learning environment

  • Strong school pride with community

  • Free breakfast and lunch

  • Family programs and festivals

  • Transportation provided for eligible students

  • Music education, physical education and art education classes

  • Highly-qualified teachers

  • After-School programs

  • Student centered instruction with free tutoring

  • Small class sizes

  • Technology focused classrooms

  • Rigorous, comprehensive, and differentiated curriculum


Our History

South Side Academy is a community school option. We have grown from an educational establishment that has been an academic choice in Youngstown for nearly twenty years.  South Side Academy offers a diverse learning environment focused on the various learning styles of our students and curriculum alternatives that are geared toward the 21st century learner.  South Side Academy strives to offer students a strong learning environment that removes nonacademic barriers to allow our students the best chances at successful lifelong learning.


 
Archie Stanford

Archie Stanford

There are so many different things I like about South Side Academy. First, I like the teachers. They care about us more than they care about themselves. They show us new and exciting things. Gym is great too! I also love art because I love to draw. There are so many things that I like about the school.”
— Archie Stanford, 6th grade

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