About South Elementary
Welcome to South Elementary, the home of the Mustangs! South is a community school where students learn and grow together. We value the individuality of each child, and, as a result we meet each child exactly where they are to help him/her reach his/her fullest potential. The instruction your child will receive is data driven and technology based. We utilize district and site-based assessments to monitor the ongoing progress of our students.
We, also, have strong parental/community support and involvement demonstrated by our PTO. We host a variety of events for our students, parents, and community such as Fall Festival, Veterans’ Day program, Grandparents’ Day, holiday dinners and programs, family literacy night, May Day, and Dandy Jumpers for Dandy Readers. We are a “Gold Rewards School” recognized nationally by the Alliance for Healthier Generations, and strive to incorporate physical fitness and healthy choices into each of the classrooms.
News & Announcements
We are excited about being able to double our efforts to improve reading by having these two programs at South Elementary. We will continue with Accelerated Reader and Jackson (South) Reads Millions. Both programs encourage students to read books that are age appropriate and on their reading level. We are always encouraged when we see our students get excited about a good book and history has shown us that when students read their comprehension, fluency and test scores increase. An extra benefit to these reading programs is that our students, not only read at school, but spend extra time reading at home and this tends to involve parents in the educational process also.
Fifth Grade & NutriBullet University
The fifth grade students at South Elementary have been accepted to participate in the NutriBullet University. Each student will have the opportunity to sample a nutritional fruit and vegetable shake each day. Students will, also, learn about simple and healthy lifestyle changes that they can make with their families to have a more balanced diet at home.
Recognized as Gold School of Health
The faculty and students at South Elementary strive to incorporate activities in the classroom that help them live a healthier lifestyle."
New to Jackson?
Welcome to Jackson, Tennessee! Home of Blue Suede Shoes, Rockabilly and great barbecue! Also, Jackson is home to the Jackson-Madison County School System. In 2016, our Jackson-Madison County Schools are home to over 13,000 students that speak over 17 languages from very diverse backgrounds. Our district is home to nine elementary schools, three K-8 schools, four middle schools, three traditional high schools, one magnet high school and one early college high school.
Additionally, our district is also home to one Pre-K Center for the youngest citizens ages 2-4. Spend time visiting our school websites to see the unique educational offerings each school provides to the students of the Jackson-Madison County area.