James B. Edwards Elementary School
James B. Edwards Elementary School serves 568 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
James B. Edwards Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (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 63% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).
James B. Edwards Elementary School's student population of 568 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
James B. Edwards Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 James B. Edwards Elementary School is 0.49, 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 Data
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#228 out of 1149 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education
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