Herbert A. Wood Elementary School

737 Pine Ridge Dr,

West Columbia, SC, 29172-1831

Tel: (803)755-7420
Grades: 2-5

503 students

Herbert A. Wood Elementary School serves 503 students in grades 2-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Herbert A. Wood Elementary School operates within the Lexington 02 School District.

Overview

The student population of 503 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 2-5
Total Students 503 students
Herbert A. Wood Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Herbert A. Wood Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Herbert A. Wood Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 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 17:1 16:1
Herbert A. Wood Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Herbert A. Wood Elementary School Asian (1994-2010)
Hispanic
9%
7%
Herbert A. Wood Elementary School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
39%
37%
Herbert A. Wood Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
46%
52%
Herbert A. Wood Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Herbert A. Wood Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Herbert A. Wood Elementary School 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.
0.63 0.59
Herbert A. Wood Elementary School 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.
66%
51%
Herbert A. Wood Elementary School 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.
7%
7%
Herbert A. Wood Elementary School 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
District Total Revenue $89 MM $37 MM
District Spending $92 MM $43 MM
District Revenue / Student $9,949 $9,170
District Spending / Student $10,302 $10,604
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 Airport High School (2.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Pine Ridge Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Congaree/wood Early Childhood Center (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • West Columbia Congaree/wood Early Childhood Center
    737 Pine Ridge Dr
    West Columbia , SC , 29172
    (803)755-7474
    0  mi  |  617  students  |  Gr.  PK-1
  • West Columbia Pine Ridge Middle School
    735 Pine Ridge Dr
    West Columbia , SC , 29172
    (803)755-7400
    0  mi  |  490  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • West Columbia Congaree Elementary School
    1221 Ramblin' Rd
    West Columbia , SC , 29172
    (803)755-7430
    1.4  mi  |  399  students  |  Gr.  2-5
  • West Columbia R. H. Fulmer Middle School
    1614 Walterboro St
    West Columbia , SC , 29170
    (803)822-5660
    2.8  mi  |  585  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • West Columbia Airport High School
    1315 Boston Ave
    West Columbia , SC , 29170
    (803)822-5600
    2.9  mi  |  1333  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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