Rice Creek Elementary School

Rice Creek Elementary School serves 728 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Rice Creek Elementary School operates within the Richland 02 School District.

School Overview

The student population of 728 students has declined by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 728 students
Rice Creek Elementary School Total Students (1994-2014)
Gender % Rice Creek Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Rice Creek Elementary School Total Teachers (1994-2014)
Students by Grade Rice Creek Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Rice Creek Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1994-2014)
Asian
1%
1%
Rice Creek Elementary School Asian Students (1996-2014)
Hispanic
5%
7%
Rice Creek Elementary School Black Students (1996-2014)
Black
70%
35%
Rice Creek Elementary School Black Students (1996-2014)
White
18%
52%
Rice Creek Elementary School White Students (1996-2014)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Rice Creek Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.48 0.41
Rice Creek Elementary School Diversity Score (1994-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
39%
51%
Rice Creek Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
13%
6%
Rice Creek Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Richland 02 School District's student population of 26,780 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,921 is higher than the state average of $9,366. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $13,581 is higher than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four years.
School District Name Richland 02 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
31
8
Number of Students Managed 26,780 4,192
Richland 02 School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $297 MM $38 MM
Richland 02 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $339 MM $39 MM
Richland 02 School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,921 $9,366
Richland 02 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,581 $9,666
Richland 02 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Ridge View High School (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Longleaf Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sandlapper Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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    0 miles
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    (803)699-2999
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  • ColumbiaSandlapper Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 694 students
    1.1 miles
    1001 Longtown Rd
    ColumbiaSC 29229
    (803)691-4045
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    1.7 miles
    2621 Clemson Rd
    ColumbiaSC 29229
    (803)699-2981
    1.7PK-5755
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    Grades: 6-8 | 668 students
    1.8 miles
    1160 Longreen Parkway
    ColumbiaSC 29229
    (803)691-4870
    1.86-8668
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    Grades: PK-5 | 760 students
    1.9 miles
    1300 Clemson Rd
    ColumbiaSC 29229
    (803)736-3183
    1.9PK-5760

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