2100 Waverly Street
Columbia, SC 29204
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Carver-lyon Elementary School serves 377 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Carver-lyon 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (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 10-14% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 377 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Carver-lyon Elementary School's student population of 377 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 58% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
377 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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School Rankings

Carver-lyon Elementary School 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 Carver-lyon Elementary School is 0.45, 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
#1120 out of 1149 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
17%
11%
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Black
72%
33%
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White
4%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.45
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
2%
6%
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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 percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend Carver-lyon Elementary School?

377 students attend Carver-lyon Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

72% of Carver-lyon Elementary School students are Black, 17% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are White, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Carver-lyon Elementary School?

Carver-lyon Elementary School has a student ration of 8:1, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Carver-lyon Elementary School offer ?

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

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 377 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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