James Simons Elementary School

Serves grades PK - 8

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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
741 King Street
Charleston, SC 29420
Phone
(843) 724-7763
District
CHARLESTON 01
County
CHARLESTON COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
Yes
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
402
Classroom Teachers
28

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to South Carolina

1

(10 is best)

Better than 8.1% of SC schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

1

(10 is best)

James Simons Elementary School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
80 60 40 20 0
34%
54%
34%
50%
34%
57%
34%
54%
34%
50%
34%
57%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 4

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
29%
51%
34%
51%
24%
50%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 5

50 40 30 20 10 0
20%
43%
24%
41%
15%
45%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 6

50 40 30 20 10 0
10%
42%
10%
41%
10%
44%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 7

50 40 30 20 10 0
10%
40%
10%
44%
10%
35%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 8

50 40 30 20 10 0
25%
40%
25%
44%
25%
36%
    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
15
15
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 100 24.9%
Kindergarten 49 12.2%
Grade 1 34 8.5%
Grade 2 43 10.7%
Grade 3 43 10.7%
Grade 4 31 7.7%
Grade 5 40 10.0%
Grade 6 26 6.5%
Grade 7 21 5.2%
Grade 8 15 3.7%
Total 402 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 50.8% 50.3% 52.3%
Black 47.0% 36.5% 34.2%
Hispanic 2.0% 11.3% 11.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.3% 1.6% 1.7%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.0% 0.3% 0.5%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 100.0% 56.9% 62.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 100.0% 55.5% 58.5%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 1.4% 3.7%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 401,165 5,148,714
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 407.3 169
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.9% 5.8%
5-19 YEARS OLD 16.4% 19.0%
20-44 YEARS OLD 36.4% 31.9%
45-64 YEARS OLD 25.3% 26.2%
65 OR OLDER 15.9% 17.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 159,195 1,921,862
Single Parent Households With Children 8.7% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.7% 87.5%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 43.6% 28.1%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 16.5% 9.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 14.8% 12.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.2% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.1% 18.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 15.7% 19.1%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.8% 15.6%
$15,000 or less 10.9% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,087 $301,959,000 37.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $829 $41,140,195 5.1%
Staff $836 $41,455,000 5.1%
General Administration $40 $1,992,000 0.2%
School Administration $833 $41,313,000 5.1%
Operation $1,246 $61,804,000 7.6%
Transportation $542 $26,872,805 3.3%
Other $523 $25,957,000 3.2%
Total Support $4,849 $240,534,000 29.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $5,385 $267,109,000 33.0%
Total Expenditures $16,320 $809,602,000 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,019 $4,814,393,000 45.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $902 $721,243,544 6.8%
Staff $668 $534,387,000 5.0%
General Administration $99 $79,267,000 0.7%
School Administration $691 $552,631,000 5.2%
Operation $1,024 $819,202,000 7.7%
Transportation $372 $297,757,456 2.8%
Other $440 $351,562,000 3.3%
Total Support $4,196 $3,356,050,000 31.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,036 $2,428,454,000 22.9%
Total Expenditures $13,251 $10,598,897,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,069 $358,201,987,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $716 $36,303,849,544 5.1%
Staff $569 $28,839,133,000 4.1%
General Administration $233 $11,807,269,000 1.7%
School Administration $680 $34,450,660,000 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $55,418,509,000 7.8%
Transportation $494 $25,019,268,456 3.5%
Other $430 $21,796,799,000 3.1%
Total Support $4,216 $213,635,488,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,767 $140,198,177,000 19.7%
Total Expenditures $14,052 $712,035,652,000 100.0%