Dent Middle School

Dent Middle School serves 1,295 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Dent Middle School operates within the Richland 02 School District.

Overview

The student population of 1295 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,295 students
Dent Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 83 teachers
Dent Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Dent Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 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 16:1 16:1
Dent Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
1%
Dent Middle School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
7%
7%
Dent Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
61%
37%
Dent Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
23%
52%
Dent Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Dent Middle School Sch Ethnicity Dent Middle 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.
0.57 0.41
Dent Middle 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.
48%
51%
Dent Middle 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.
9%
7%
Dent Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 25,954 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Richland 02 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
7
Number of Students Managed 25,954 4,051
Richland 02 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $274 MM $37 MM
Richland 02 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $279 MM $43 MM
Richland 02 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,157 $9,170
Richland 02 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,394 $10,604
Richland 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 Richland Northeast High School (1.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is W. G. Sanders Middle School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Forest Lake Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Columbia Forest Lake Elementary School
    Magnet School
    6801 Brookfield Rd
    Columbia , SC 29206
    (803)782-0470
    Magnet School
    0.8  mi  |  590  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Columbia Richland Northeast High School
    Magnet School
    7500 Brookfield Rd
    Columbia , SC 29223
    (803)699-2800
    Magnet School
    1.1  mi  |  1460  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Columbia Joseph Keels Elementary School
    Magnet School
    7500 Springcrest Dr
    Columbia , SC 29223
    (803)736-8754
    Magnet School
    1.1  mi  |  631  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Columbia L. W. Conder Elementary School
    Magnet School
    8040 Hunt Club Rd
    Columbia , SC 29223
    (803)736-8720
    Magnet School
    1.5  mi  |  733  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Columbia Manning Correctional Institution
    Alternative School
    502 Beckman Rd
    Columbia , SC 29203
    (803)935-6090
    Alternative School
    1.8  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a

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Did You Know?
Columbia, SC public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.51, which is higher than the South Carolina average of 0.42. The most diverse school in Columbia is Longfellow Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in South Carolina or national school diversity statistics.