Laurens 55 School District

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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 9 public schools in Laurens 55 School District, serving 5,781 students.
  • Public school in Laurens 55 School District have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 43% statewide average). This district's average school ranking is in the bottom 50% of public schools in South Carolina.
  • The top ranked public schools in Laurens 55 School District are Laurens District 55 High School, Laurens Elementary School and Waterloo Elementary School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the South Carolina public school average of 49% (majority Black).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is more than the South Carolina public school average of 15:1.

Overview

School District NameLaurens 55 School District
School District Websitehttp://www.laurens55.org
School District Phone Number(864)984-3568
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (SC)
# of Schools9 Schools1,264 Schools
# of Students5,781 Students776,779 Students
# of Teachers367 Teachers51,746 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1

District Comparison

  • Laurens 55 School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 84 school districts in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 81% has increased from 72% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (SC)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Laurens 55  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of SC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
43%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Laurens 55  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of SC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
81%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Laurens 55  School District and public school graduation rate of SC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.600.62
# of American Indian Students6 Students2,539 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students12 Students12,336 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# of Hispanic Students691 Students73,525 Students
% Hispanic Students
12%
9%
# of Black Students1,736 Students261,201 Students
% Black Students
30%
34%
# of White Students3,173 Students394,347 Students
% White Students
55%
51%
# of Hawaiian Students8 Students1,049 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students155 Students31,619 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:26626,556
# of Students in Kindergarten:41655,336
# of Students in 1st Grade:45157,187
# of Students in 2nd Grade:43857,012
# of Students in 3rd Grade:48160,332
# of Students in 4th Grade:49160,891
# of Students in 5th Grade:46561,385
# of Students in 6th Grade:44759,110
# of Students in 7th Grade:39557,851
# of Students in 8th Grade:41257,025
# of Students in 9th Grade:43263,494
# of Students in 10th Grade:38957,753
# of Students in 11th Grade:35952,720
# of Students in 12th Grade:33950,127
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $9,227 in this school district is less than the state average of $10,235. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $9,624 is less than the state average of $10,515. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (SC)
Total Revenue$54 MM$39 MM
This chart display total revenue of Laurens 55  School District and average revenue for each school distric in SC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$57 MM$40 MM
This chart display total spending of Laurens 55  School District and average spending for each school distric in SC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,227$10,235
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Laurens 55  School District and average revenue per public school student in SC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$9,624$10,515
This chart display average spending per public school student in Laurens 55  School District and average spending per public school student in SC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Laurens 55 School District Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • E. B. Morse Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 27%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    200 Parkview Drive
    Laurens, SC 29360
    (864)984-7777

    Grades: PK-5 | 555 students
  • Ford Elementary School Math: 22% | Reading: 17%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    601 Lucas Avenue
    Laurens, SC 29360
    (864)984-3986

    Grades: PK-5 | 534 students
  • Gray Court-owings Elementary Middle School Math: 27% | Reading: 22%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    9210 Highway 14
    Gray Court, SC 29645
    (864)876-2131

    Grades: PK-8 | 789 students
  • Hickory Tavern Elementary Middle School Math: 33% | Reading: 36%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    163 Neely Ferry Road
    Gray Court, SC 29645
    (864)575-2126

    Grades: PK-8 | 687 students
  • Laurens District 55 High School Math: 54% | Reading: 60%
    Rank: Top 30%
    5058 Highway 76 West
    Laurens, SC 29360
    (864)682-3151

    Grades: 9-12 | 1519 students
  • Laurens Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 32%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    301 Henry Street
    Laurens, SC 29360
    (864)984-3067

    Grades: PK-5 | 694 students
  • Laurens Middle School Math: 32% | Reading: 36%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1035 West Main Street
    Laurens, SC 29360
    (864)984-2400

    Grades: 6-8 | 457 students
  • Sanders Middle School Math: 23% | Reading: 24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    609 Green Street
    Laurens, SC 29360
    (864)984-0354

    Grades: 6-8 | 297 students
  • Waterloo Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    10457 Highway 221 South
    Waterloo, SC 29384
    (864)677-4670

    Grades: PK-5 | 249 students
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