J. P. Thomas Elementary School

  • J. P. Thomas Elementary School serves 396 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.

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School Overview

  • J. P. Thomas Elementary School's student population of 396 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students396 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • J. P. Thomas Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of J. P. Thomas Elementary School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#969 out of 1,130 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of J. P. Thomas 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of J. P. Thomas 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
96%
34%
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White
n/a
51%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in J. P. Thomas Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.080.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in J. P. Thomas Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in J. P. Thomas Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRichland 01 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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