7405-a Fairfield Road
Columbia, SC 29202
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Carolina School For Inquiry serves 176 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Carolina School For Inquiry 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower 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 25-29% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Carolina School For Inquiry ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

Carolina School For Inquiry's student population of 176 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
176 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
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School Rankings

Carolina School For Inquiry is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Carolina School For Inquiry is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1011 out of 1149 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
1%
9%
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Black
81%
34%
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White
14%
51%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.33
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
3%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 176 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.33 (Btm 50%)

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