1250 Polo Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Polo Road Elementary School serves 595 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Polo Road 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 595 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Polo Road Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

Polo Road Elementary School's student population of 595 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
595 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
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School Rankings

Polo Road Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,095 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Polo Road Elementary School is 0.64, 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
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#848 out of 1095 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
38%
11%
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Black
46%
33%
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White
8%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
3%
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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 is Polo Road Elementary School's ranking?

Polo Road Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for: Most diverse schools (Top 20%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 10%).

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

24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 28% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend Polo Road Elementary School?

595 students attend Polo Road Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

46% of Polo Road Elementary School students are Black, 38% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are White, 4% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Polo Road Elementary School?

Polo Road Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Polo Road Elementary School offer ?

Polo Road Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Polo Road Elementary School part of?

Polo Road Elementary School is part of Richland 02 School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 595 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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