Dent Middle School

Dent Middle School serves 1,275 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Dent Middle School operates within the Richland 02 School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1275 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 86 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,275 students
Dent Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Dent Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 86 teachers
Dent Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Dent Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Dent Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
4%
1%
Dent Middle School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
9%
7%
Dent Middle School Black Students (1994-2014)
Black
62%
35%
Dent Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
22%
52%
Dent Middle School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Dent Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.56 0.41
Dent Middle School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
49%
51%
Dent Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
6%
Dent Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

Richland 02 School District's student population of 26,780 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,921 is higher than the state average of $9,366. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $13,581 is higher than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has grown by 19% over four years.
School District Name Richland 02 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
31
8
Number of Students Managed 26,780 4,192
Richland 02 School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $297 MM $38 MM
Richland 02 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $339 MM $39 MM
Richland 02 School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,921 $9,366
Richland 02 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,581 $9,666
Richland 02 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Richland Northeast High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is W. G. Sanders Middle School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Forest Lake Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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