Foster Park Elementary School

  • Foster Park Elementary School serves 511 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Foster Park 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

Top Placements

Foster Park Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Foster Park Elementary School's student population of 511 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students511 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Foster Park Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Foster Park Elementary School is 0.60, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#886 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
1%
9%
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Black
50%
34%
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White
37%
51%
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Two or more races
12%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Foster Park Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.600.62
This chart display the diversity score of Foster Park Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
63%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Foster Park Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameUnion 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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