Bells Elementary School

  • Bells Elementary School serves 315 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Bells Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%.

Top Placements

Bells Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Bells Elementary School's student population of 315 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students315 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bells Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,130 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bells Elementary School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#969 out of 1,130 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Bells Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Bells Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Hispanic
21%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Bells Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
41%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Bells Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
32%
52%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Bells Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bells Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.690.42
This chart display the diversity score of Bells Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
55%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Bells Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Bells Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColleton 01 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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