Lake Murray Elementary School

  • Lake Murray Elementary School serves 767 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 77% (which is higher 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 62% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Lake Murray Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Lake Murray Elementary School's student population of 767 students has grown by 19% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 23% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2019)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students767 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lake Murray Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lake Murray Elementary School is 0.32, 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 School Rank (16-17)#120 out of 1142 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
9%
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Black
7%
34%
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White
82%
51%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.320.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
63%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLexington 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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