Arden Elementary School

Serves grades PK - 5

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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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
1300 Ashley Street
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone
(803) 735-3400
District
RICHLAND 01
County
RICHLAND COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
305
Classroom Teachers
24

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to South Carolina

2

(10 is best)

Better than 17.3% of SC schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

2

(10 is best)

Arden Elementary School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 20 47
Proficiency in Reading 15 42
Proficiency in Math 24 52

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 24 44
Proficiency in Reading 24 41
Proficiency in Math 24 47

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 25 39
Proficiency in Reading 15 38
Proficiency in Math 34 41

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 12.71
AVG FOR DISTRICT 12.59
AVG FOR STATE 15.18
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 33 10.8%
Kindergarten 33 10.8%
Grade 1 57 18.7%
Grade 2 47 15.4%
Grade 3 46 15.1%
Grade 4 38 12.5%
Grade 5 51 16.7%
Total 305 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 1.0% 19.4% 53.3%
Black 80.6% 74.3% 35.2%
Hispanic 18.4% 4.9% 9.4%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.0% 1.3% 1.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.0% 0.2% 0.5%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 100.0% 100.0% 66.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 100.0% 100.0% 63.1%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 0.0% 3.2%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 202,972 5,024,369
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 447.3 165
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.9% 5.9%
5-19 YEARS OLD 18.8% 19.2%
20-44 YEARS OLD 40.3% 32.2%
45-64 YEARS OLD 22.6% 26.4%
65 OR OLDER 12.4% 16.3%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 78,738 1,871,307
Single Parent Households With Children 13.7% 11.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 87.4% 86.5%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 34.0% 27.0%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 6.6% 7.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 8.6% 11.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 9.9% 11.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.9% 18.3%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.8% 19.9%
$15,000 - $29,999 19.1% 17.1%
$15,000 or less 18.0% 14.0%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,522 $183,318,662 44.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,024 $24,955,904 6.1%
Staff $1,008 $24,565,968 6.0%
General Administration $165 $4,021,215 1.0%
School Administration $874 $21,300,254 5.2%
Operation $1,569 $38,238,099 9.3%
Transportation $725 $17,668,975 4.3%
Other $647 $15,768,037 3.9%
Total Support $6,013 $146,542,823 35.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,269 $79,668,799 19.5%
Total Expenditures $16,804 $409,530,284 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,533 $4,267,597,209 45.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $810 $624,827,308 6.7%
Staff $611 $471,133,701 5.0%
General Administration $103 $79,360,510 0.8%
School Administration $647 $498,964,119 5.3%
Operation $975 $752,315,821 8.0%
Transportation $436 $336,482,498 3.6%
Other $391 $301,661,896 3.2%
Total Support $3,974 $3,064,745,977 32.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,623 $2,023,206,067 21.6%
Total Expenditures $12,130 $9,355,634,652 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%