"Southland Elementary is an exceptional school offering students a safe and comfortable learning environment. Southland teachers and staff are dedicated to see that all students develop academically, socially, and emotionally."
Southland Elementary opened in 1974 and currently has 28 fully contained classrooms and 7 portables. The school serves approximately 700 students in grades K-6. Southland has an exciting Chinese Immersion Program for students in grades 1st through 6th.
Southland offers a full curriculum with emphasis on reading, math, and language arts with a liberal sprinkling of arts and science. All students at Southland enjoy small group instruction in their Walk-to-Read groups with their teachers and classroom assistants daily. Extra reading fluency help is also available for students with Tier II instruction and interventions. Southland prides itself in meeting its reading goals each year.
We have 1:1 student to Chromebook in every classroom for each grade level. Document cameras, projectors, and audio systems enhance each classroom in our school.
School begins at 8:40 AM, Monday – Thursday, and dismisses at 3:20. Southland operates on a traditional calendar with an early day on Friday. Friday afternoons are preparation time for teachers and school dismisses at 12:45. We offer both AM and PM kindergarten sessions, and will begin offering a full-day kindergarten option beginning in the 2022-23 school year. Breakfast and Lunch programs are provided by an excellent Nutrition Services Team.
Southland enjoys the support of an incredible PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) and SCC (School Community Council). The PTO provides many enrichment experiences for our students, including providing one field trip per year for every grade. The PTO also sponsors the Evening of the Arts, Math Club, Jump Club, Science Club, Chess Club, maturation programs, the annual school musical and many other programs that broaden the horizons of our students. Our School Community Council plays an integral roll in the use of LAND Trust Funds at Southland and is involved in school leadership and direction. LAND Trust Funds are used in our reading program, collaboration and PLC work, and for ongoing technology support.