2525 Barhamville Road
Columbia, SC 29204
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Watkins-nance Elementary School serves 330 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Watkins-nance 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 330 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Watkins-nance Elementary School's student population of 330 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 27% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
330 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Watkins-nance 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 Watkins-nance Elementary School is 0.12, 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
#877 out of 1149 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
15-19%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
25-29%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
94%
33%
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White
n/a
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.12
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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 (12-13)
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Watkins-nance Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
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?

15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend Watkins-nance Elementary School?

330 students attend Watkins-nance Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

94% of Watkins-nance Elementary School students are Black, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Watkins-nance Elementary School?

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

What grades does Watkins-nance Elementary School offer ?

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

What school district is Watkins-nance Elementary School part of?

Watkins-nance Elementary School is part of Richland 01 School District.

School Reviews

5   2/6/2011
i used to go to this school and it was the best school i have ever been to no other teachers that i have had had the same caring and compasion that the teachers here have.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - boppi

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 330 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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