7350 Fish Hatchery Road
Pelion, SC 29123
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Forts Pond Elementary School serves 524 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Forts Pond 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 25% (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 25% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 524 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Forts Pond Elementary School's student population of 524 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
524 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Forts Pond 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 Forts Pond Elementary School is 0.48, 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
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State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#857 out of 1095 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
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
16%
11%
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Black
8%
33%
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White
70%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
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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 schools are Forts Pond Elementary School often compared to?

Forts Pond Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Pelion Elementary School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

25% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 25% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend Forts Pond Elementary School?

524 students attend Forts Pond Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

70% of Forts Pond Elementary School students are White, 16% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Black, and 6% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Forts Pond Elementary School?

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

What grades does Forts Pond Elementary School offer ?

Forts Pond Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Forts Pond Elementary School part of?

Forts Pond Elementary School is part of Lexington 01 School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 524 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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