Dent Middle School

  • Dent Middle School serves 1,210 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% 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 1210 students has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 85 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,210 students
Dent Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Dent Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
Dent Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeDent Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
Dent Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
5%
1%
Dent Middle School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
10%
8%
Dent Middle School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
60%
35%
Dent Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
23%
52%
Dent Middle School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Dent Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsDent Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownSC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.580.61
Dent Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
47%
50%
Dent Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2015)
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.
5%
5%
Dent Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Richland 02 School District's student population of 26,729 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,196 is higher than the state average of $9,366. The district revenue/student has declined by 12% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,756 is higher than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameRichland 02 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
31
6
Number of Students Managed26,7293,454
Richland 02 School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$297 MM$38 MM
Richland 02 School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$339 MM$39 MM
Richland 02 School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$11,196$9,366
Richland 02 School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$12,756$9,666
Richland 02 School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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