5901 Satchel Ford Road
Columbia, SC 29206
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Satchel Ford Elementary School serves 641 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Satchel Ford Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (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 69% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 641 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Satchel Ford Elementary School's student population of 641 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
641 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
51 teachers
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School Rankings

Satchel Ford Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Satchel Ford Elementary School is 0.55, 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
#138 out of 1149 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
31%
33%
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White
60%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.55
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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 is Satchel Ford Elementary School's ranking?

Satchel Ford Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

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

71% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend Satchel Ford Elementary School?

641 students attend Satchel Ford Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

60% of Satchel Ford Elementary School students are White, 31% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Satchel Ford Elementary School?

Satchel Ford Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Satchel Ford Elementary School offer ?

Satchel Ford Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 641 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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