1300 Arrowwood Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
H. B. Rhame Elementary School serves 470 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
H. B. Rhame 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 31% (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 38% (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 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 470 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

H. B. Rhame Elementary School's student population of 470 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
470 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

H. B. Rhame 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 H. B. Rhame Elementary School is 0.24, 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
#844 out of 1149 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
87%
33%
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White
2%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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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 (14-15)
4%
6%
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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?

31% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 38% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend H. B. Rhame Elementary School?

470 students attend H. B. Rhame Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

87% of H. B. Rhame Elementary School students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are White, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of H. B. Rhame Elementary School?

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

What grades does H. B. Rhame Elementary School offer ?

H. B. Rhame Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

School Reviews

2   10/26/2016
Poor quality school! Visible roaches crawling about. Most teachers/staff lack professionalism. They're not mindful of voice tones, a lot of yelling going on and some teachers have gone as far as trying to intimidate students by getting in their face! Too many negative vibes and teacher cliques that's full of gossip... Extremely unprofessional and ghetto! A lot of creating problems rather than solving and lack of positive guidance for students. The school district has a lot of work to do concerning weeding out the foolishness going on here rather than let it become a negative impact on the quality services they seek to provide. Ridiculous!
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 470 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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