J. D. Lever Elementary School

2404 Columbia Highway
Aiken, SC 29801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
J. D. Lever Elementary School serves 574 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 30% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
J. D. Lever 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 15:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

J. D. Lever Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

J. D. Lever Elementary School's student population of 574 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students574 students
This chart display total students of J. D. Lever Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of J. D. Lever Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of J. D. Lever Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of J. D. Lever Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

J. D. Lever 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 diversity score of J. D. Lever Elementary School is 0.62, which is equal to 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 Testing Rank
#833 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of J. D. Lever Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of J. D. Lever Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of J. D. Lever Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of J. D. Lever Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
10%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in J. D. Lever Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
31%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in J. D. Lever Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
53%
51%
This chart display the percentage of White students in J. D. Lever Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in J. D. Lever Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in J. D. Lever Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score
0.620.62
This chart display the diversity score of J. D. Lever 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%
62%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in J. D. Lever Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in J. D. Lever 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 NameAiken 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to J. D. Lever Elementary School is Aiken High School (5.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Tall Pines Stem Academy (4.1 miles away)
Show me:

School Reviews

Review J. D. Lever Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
As part of our on-going coverage of food reform in public schools, we report on the growing, nationwide trend by school districts to get sugary drinks out of schools – as well as the most recent evidence linking these beverages to a host of health issues.
Jay McDowell, a public school teacher in Howell, evicted a student for making anti-homosexual comments, but now the instructor faces suspension. Learn about the national controversy that involves this local Michigan teacher.
A six-year old in Aurora, Colorado, was suspended after singing an LMFAO song to a little girl in his class and reportedly “shaking his booty.” We look at the case and the sexual harassment problem in public schools today.