Olanta Elementary School

  • Olanta Elementary School serves 237 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (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 20-24% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Olanta 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Olanta Elementary School's student population of 237 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 26% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students237 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Olanta 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Olanta Elementary School is 0.55, 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)#980 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Olanta 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 Ratio12:115:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
9%
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Black
56%
34%
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White
38%
51%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Olanta Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.550.62
This chart display the diversity score of Olanta Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
63%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Olanta 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 NameFlorence 03 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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Olanta Creative Arts and Science Magnet School is a great family and community oriented public school focused on the standards while ensuring student exploration in colleges and careers with such activities as weekly club days, free afterschool care with club offerings as well, and art infusion music and dance lessons. The school has its on Steel Drum Band, Dance Company, and Chorus just to name a few opportunities for students. Enrollment is not limited to a certain zone and transportation is available.
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