Mt. Zion Elementary School

4.50 5 1 (4 reviews)
3464 River Road
Johns Island, SC 29455
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Mt. Zion Elementary School serves 264 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (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 30-34% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Mt. Zion 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 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Mt. Zion Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

Mt. Zion Elementary School's student population of 264 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students264 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

Mt. Zion 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 Mt. Zion Elementary School is 0.66, which is more 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
#716 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
41%
9%
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Black
39%
34%
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White
16%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.660.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
7%
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 to Mt. Zion Elementary School is St. Johns High School (4.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Haut Gap Middle School (3.5 miles away)
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School Reviews

  4.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
The best school, my teachers are so nice.
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3  
This school may have wonderful teachers and staff, which is great. But, it is full of illegal alien children with illegal alien parents using our schools and the taxes we pay. It's a shame, the school has a majority of Hispanic children, whom most all are illegally here. It's a shame our taxes pay for them, and this school has a great staff and teachers.
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5  
The teachers and administrative staff at Mount Zion are absolutely WONDERFUL. They are very attentive to the needs of each individual student. We moved from Dorchester District 2 to Charleston county and realized that the students here at Mount Zion are far more ahead in academics! We had to catch our kids up to speed within a week of relocating. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!! The teachers go above and beyond that which I have ever seen.
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5  
Mt Zion is a wonderful small, rural school. Their academic programs are tailored to every child (with many enrichment programs for the advanced learner). My sons are able to be involved in a variety of activities (african drumming, golf, tennis) through the 21st Centurty program. Classes are kept small which gives each child more individual time with the teachers. Nurse Abby is a wealth of information. Teachers return phone calls promptly and encourage parental involvement. I love Mt. Zion. Even better, my sons love Mt. Zion!
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