Dennis Elementary School serves 390 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Dennis 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 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 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 390 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
- Minority Enrollment: 93%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in SC
- Math Proficiency: 10-14% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 10-14% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education
Dennis Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Dennis Elementary School's student population of 390 students has declined by 29% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Dennis Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,095 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Dennis Elementary School is 0.19, 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
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1043 out of 1095 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
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 Dennis Elementary School's ranking?
Dennis Elementary School is ranked #1043 out of 1,095 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in South Carolina.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).
How many students attend Dennis Elementary School?
390 students attend Dennis Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
90% of Dennis Elementary School students are Black, 7% 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 14:1, which is equal to 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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