1906 North Rocky River Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Buford Elementary School serves 707 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Buford Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 77% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 707 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Buford Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

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School Overview

Buford Elementary School's student population of 707 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
707 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

Buford Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Buford Elementary School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#175 out of 1149 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
7%
33%
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White
85%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.27
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Buford Elementary School's ranking?

Buford Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%) and Highest math proficiency (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

77% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend Buford Elementary School?

707 students attend Buford Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

85% of Buford Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Black, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Buford Elementary School?

Buford Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Buford Elementary School offer ?

Buford Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 707 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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