225 Coffee Road
Walhalla, SC 29691
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
James M. Brown Elementary School serves 579 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
James M. Brown 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 34% (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 35% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 579 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

James M. Brown Elementary School's student population of 579 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
579 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
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School Rankings

James M. Brown 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 James M. Brown Elementary School is 0.49, 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
#837 out of 1149 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
31%
11%
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Black
3%
33%
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White
65%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
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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?

34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 35% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend James M. Brown Elementary School?

579 students attend James M. Brown Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

65% of James M. Brown Elementary School students are White, 31% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of James M. Brown Elementary School?

James M. Brown Elementary School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does James M. Brown Elementary School offer ?

James M. Brown Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 579 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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