Mt. Zion Elementary School

  • Mt. Zion Elementary School serves 258 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35-39% (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 30-34% (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 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

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School Overview

  • Mt. Zion Elementary School's student population of 258 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students258 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mt. Zion Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mt. Zion Elementary School is 0.65, 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#755 out of 1,130 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mt. Zion 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
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
41%
9%
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Black
40%
34%
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White
15%
51%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mt. Zion Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.650.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Mt. Zion 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 Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mt. Zion Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharleston 01 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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