Mary Ford Elementary School

  • Mary Ford Elementary School serves 354 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (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 6-9% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Mary Ford 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 12:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Mary Ford Elementary School's student population of 354 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students354 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mary Ford 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 Mary Ford Elementary School is 0.10, 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#1138 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
95%
34%
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White
1%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.100.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
1%
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

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