Dennis Elementary School

321 Roland Street
Bishopville, SC 29010
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 356 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Dennis Elementary School ranks 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%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 356 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • : Bottom 50% in SC
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Dennis Elementary School's student population of 356 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
356 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Dennis Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,154 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Dennis Elementary School is 0.20, 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.
This School
State Level (SC)
#1120 out of 1154 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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10-14%
41%
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15-19%
52%
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10-14%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Dennis Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
12%
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Black
89%
32%
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White
8%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.20
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dennis 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 District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dennis Elementary School's ranking?
Dennis Elementary School is ranked #1120 out of 1,154 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in South Carolina.
What schools are Dennis Elementary School often compared to?
Dennis Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lower Lee Elementary School, West Lee Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% SC state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% SC state average).
How many students attend Dennis Elementary School?
356 students attend Dennis Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
89% of Dennis Elementary School students are Black, 8% of students are White, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dennis Elementary School?
Dennis Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Dennis Elementary School offer ?
Dennis Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Dennis Elementary School part of?
Dennis Elementary School is part of Lee 01 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 356 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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