Saluda River Academy For The Arts

Tel: (803)739-4095
Grades: KG-5

407 students

Saluda River Academy For The Arts serves 407 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Saluda River Academy For The Arts operates within the Lexington 02 School District.

Overview

The student population of 407 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 407 students
Saluda River Academy For The Arts Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Saluda River Academy For The Arts Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Saluda River Academy For The Arts Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Saluda River Academy For The Arts Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
1%
Saluda River Academy For The Arts Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
18%
7%
Saluda River Academy For The Arts Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
30%
37%
Saluda River Academy For The Arts Black (1988-2012)
White
43%
52%
Saluda River Academy For The Arts White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Saluda River Academy For The Arts Sch Ethnicity Saluda River Academy For The Arts Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.70 0.59
Saluda River Academy For The Arts Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
58%
51%
Saluda River Academy For The Arts Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2012)
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.
5%
7%
Saluda River Academy For The Arts Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,179 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Lexington 02 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
7
Number of Students Managed 9,179 3,608
Lexington 02 School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $89 MM $37 MM
Lexington 02 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $92 MM $43 MM
Lexington 02 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,949 $9,170
Lexington 02 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,302 $10,604
Lexington 02 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is School Connections Academy (1.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Northside Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brookland Cayce No. 1 Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • West Columbia Northside Middle School
    157 Cougar Dr
    West Columbia , SC , 29169
    (803)739-4190
    0.7  mi  |  573  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Columbia School Connections Academy
    Charter School
    220 Stoneridge Dr
    Columbia , SC , 29210
    (803)212-4712
    Charter School
    1.1  mi  |  2794  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Columbia School Virtual Charter Schoolhool
    Charter School
    140 Stoneridge Dr
    Columbia , SC , 29210
    (803)253-6222
    Charter School
    1.2  mi  |  3495  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • West Columbia Brookland Cayce No. 1 Elementary School
    Magnet School
    114 Hook Ave
    West Columbia , SC , 29169
    (803)739-4075
    Magnet School
    1.2  mi  |  387  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Cayce East Point Academy
    Charter School
    1340 Knox Abbott Dr
    Cayce , SC , 29033
    (803)739-4992
    Charter School
    1.7  mi  |  81  students  |  Gr.  PK-2

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