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Carolina School For Inquiry

Serves grades PK - 6

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year [note on school closures TBD].
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
7405 A Fairfield Road
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone
(803) 691-1250
District
RICHLAND 01
County
RICHLAND COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
Yes
Students Enrolled
142
Classroom Teachers
10

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to South Carolina

2

(10 is best)

Better than 17.5% of all SC schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S.

2

(10 is best)

Carolina School For Inquiry Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
80 60 40 20 0
30%
54%
30%
50%
30%
57%
30%
54%
30%
50%
30%
57%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 4

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
30%
51%
30%
51%
30%
50%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 5

50 40 30 20 10 0
25%
43%
25%
41%
25%
45%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 6

50 40 30 20 10 0
25%
43%
25%
41%
25%
44%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
14
12
14
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 12 8.5%
Kindergarten 17 12.0%
Grade 1 24 16.9%
Grade 2 20 14.1%
Grade 3 27 19.0%
Grade 4 13 9.2%
Grade 5 16 11.3%
Grade 6 13 9.2%
Total 142 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/Racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 9.3% 18.2% 51.5%
Black 90.7% 73.7% 34.3%
Hispanic 0.0% 6.8% 12.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.0% 1.0% 1.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.0% 0.3% 0.4%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
Economically disadvantaged 100.0% 100.0% 62.0%
Free lunch eligible 100.0% 100.0% 58.6%
Reduced lunch eligible 0.0% 0.0% 3.5%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 199,589 5,190,705
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 439.8 170
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.8% 5.6%
5-19 YEARS OLD 18.4% 19.0%
20-44 YEARS OLD 41.1% 31.6%
45-64 YEARS OLD 21.1% 26.0%
65 OR OLDER 13.6% 17.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 78,880 1,976,447
Single Parent Households With Children 13.6% 8.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.0% 88.8%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 34.8% 29.8%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 8.2% 11.7%
$100,000 - $149,999 9.5% 14.3%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.5% 12.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.6% 18.0%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.2% 18.0%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.3% 14.0%
$15,000 or less 16.8% 11.4%

Education Expenditures

For this District Per Student Total % of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,846 $185,989,430 43.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,229 $29,133,445 6.8%
Staff $1,234 $29,251,970 6.8%
General Administration $158 $3,745,390 0.9%
School Administration $1,069 $25,340,645 5.9%
Operation $1,618 $38,354,690 8.9%
Transportation $621 $14,720,805 3.4%
Other $792 $18,774,360 4.4%
Total Support $6,723 $159,368,715 36.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,632 $86,096,560 20.0%
Total Expenditures $18,201 $431,454,705 100.0%
For the State Per Student Total % of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,363 $4,879,592,115 45.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $952 $729,888,608 6.8%
Staff $684 $524,524,930 4.9%
General Administration $98 $75,022,613 0.7%
School Administration $729 $559,092,146 5.2%
Operation $1,084 $830,863,520 7.7%
Transportation $392 $300,609,320 2.8%
Other $469 $359,810,794 3.3%
Total Support $4,408 $3,379,757,066 31.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,269 $2,506,400,191 23.3%
Total Expenditures $14,040 $10,765,806,807 100.0%
For the Nation Per Student Total % of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,549 $372,153,103,143 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $792 $39,020,154,935 5.2%
Staff $618 $30,487,652,661 4.1%
General Administration $258 $12,720,931,842 1.7%
School Administration $730 $35,978,592,512 4.8%
Operation $1,169 $57,607,988,317 7.7%
Transportation $527 $26,002,463,553 3.5%
Other $459 $22,633,739,814 3.0%
Total Support $4,553 $224,451,138,461 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,074 $151,519,765,183 20.3%
Total Expenditures $15,176 $748,124,887,521 100.0%