5935 Token Street
Columbia, SC 29203
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Pendergrass Fairwold School serves 58 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Pendergrass Fairwold School placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 58 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 3:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50% (Top 1% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Pendergrass Fairwold School's student population of 58 students has declined by 37% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 76% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
58 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Pendergrass Fairwold School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Pendergrass Fairwold School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#518 out of 1149 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
9%
11%
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Black
72%
33%
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White
16%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.45
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Graduation Rate
(16-17)
<50%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
2%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while <50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

What is the graduation rate of Pendergrass Fairwold School?

The graduation rate of Pendergrass Fairwold School is 50%, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 84%.

How many students attend Pendergrass Fairwold School?

58 students attend Pendergrass Fairwold School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

72% of Pendergrass Fairwold School students are Black, 16% of students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Pendergrass Fairwold School?

Pendergrass Fairwold School has a student ration of 3:1, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Pendergrass Fairwold School offer ?

Pendergrass Fairwold School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 58 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 3:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50% (Top 1%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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