601 Lucas Avenue
Laurens, SC 29360
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Ford Elementary School serves 433 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Ford 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 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 17% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 433 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ford Elementary School's student population of 433 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
433 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Ford 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 Ford Elementary School is 0.66, which is more 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
#1105 out of 1149 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
47%
11%
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Black
23%
33%
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White
26%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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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 (15-16)
3%
5%
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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?

19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 17% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend Ford Elementary School?

433 students attend Ford Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

47% of Ford Elementary School students are Hispanic, 26% of students are White, 23% of students are Black, and 4% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Ford Elementary School?

Ford Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Ford Elementary School offer ?

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

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 433 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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