3605 Spearman Road
Newberry, SC 29108
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Reuben Elementary School serves 135 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Reuben 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 top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower 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 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 135 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Reuben Elementary School's student population of 135 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 10 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
135 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
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School Rankings

Reuben Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Reuben Elementary School is 0.56, 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
#652 out of 1149 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
14%
11%
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Black
23%
33%
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White
61%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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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 (15-16)
2%
5%
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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?

35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend Reuben Elementary School?

135 students attend Reuben Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

61% of Reuben Elementary School students are White, 23% of students are Black, 14% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Reuben Elementary School?

Reuben Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Reuben Elementary School offer ?

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

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 135 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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