St. Helena Elementary School

  • St. Helena Elementary School serves 399 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • St. Helena 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • St. Helena Elementary School's student population of 399 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students399 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of St. Helena Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of St. Helena Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • St. Helena Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of St. Helena Elementary School is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank#870 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of St. Helena Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
8%
9%
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Black
81%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in St. Helena Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
6%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in St. Helena Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.330.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in St. Helena Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in St. Helena Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBeaufort 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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