James Simons Elementary School

741 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(School attendance zone shown in map)
James Simons Elementary School serves 401 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (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 25-29% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
James Simons 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 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

James Simons Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

James Simons Elementary School's student population of 401 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students401 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

James Simons 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 James Simons Elementary School is 0.51, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1006 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
1%
9%
Black
57%
34%
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White
41%
51%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.510.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharleston 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to James Simons Elementary School is Charleston Charter School For Math And Science (0.1 miles away)
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