Powdersville Elementary School

  • Powdersville Elementary School serves 626 students in grades 3-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 62% (which is higher 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 62% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

School Overview

  • Powdersville Elementary School's student population of 626 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students626 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Powdersville Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Powdersville Elementary School is 0.35, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. 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#235 out of 1,130 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
8%
34%
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White
80%
51%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Powdersville Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.35n/a
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
64%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Powdersville Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnderson 01 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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