L. B. Nelson Elementary School

  • L. B. Nelson Elementary School serves 590 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 42% (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 36% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

School Overview

  • L. B. Nelson Elementary School's student population of 590 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students590 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • L. B. Nelson Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of L. B. Nelson Elementary School is 0.49, which is more 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#582 out of 1,130 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of L. B. Nelson 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)
36%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of L. B. Nelson 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 Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in L. B. Nelson Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in L. B. Nelson Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
68%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in L. B. Nelson Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
21%
51%
This chart display the percentage of White students in L. B. Nelson Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in L. B. Nelson Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.490.43
This chart display the diversity score of L. B. Nelson Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in L. B. Nelson 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 Lunch
6%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in L. B. Nelson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRichland 02 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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