257 Crossbow Drive
Columbia, SC 29212
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Harbison West Elementary School serves 646 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Harbison West Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher 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 49% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Harbison West Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

Harbison West Elementary School's student population of 646 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 31% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
646 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
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School Rankings

Harbison West Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Harbison West Elementary School is 0.63, which is more 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 Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#476 out of 1149 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
53%
34%
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White
30%
51%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
6%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  4.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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Escaroles is an excellent Academic Magnet school with some of the best and dedicated educators in the district. Additionally, the Admin and support staff goes beyond their jobs in ensuring the school properly operated. My child has made lifelong friends in that program while learning at an accelerated pace.
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This school looks great
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this is a wounderful school. The teachers here are the best. This is the school I want my kids to go to when the time comes. Ps. I will always remember what fun I had when I was here.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 646 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.63 (Top 20%)

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