W. G. Sanders Middle School

Serves grades 6 - 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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
3455 Pine Belt Road
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone
(803) 735-7575
District
RICHLAND 01
County
RICHLAND COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
Yes
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
507
Classroom Teachers
50

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to South Carolina

3

(10 is best)

Better than 24.5% of SC schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

3

(10 is best)

W. G. Sanders Middle School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 6

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 27 41
Proficiency in Reading 27 40
Proficiency in Math 27 43

Grade 7

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 30 38
Proficiency in Reading 37 40
Proficiency in Math 22 35

Grade 8

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 30 38
Proficiency in Reading 32 39
Proficiency in Math 27.0 37

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 10.14
AVG FOR DISTRICT 12.29
AVG FOR STATE 14.80
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 6 195 38.5%
Grade 7 163 32.1%
Grade 8 149 29.4%
Total 507 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 11.9% 19.9% 52.7%
Black 84.4% 73.0% 34.6%
Hispanic 3.1% 5.8% 10.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.6% 1.2% 1.7%
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% 61.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 100.0% 100.0% 57.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 0.0% 4.1%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 201,681 5,084,127
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 444.4 167
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.5% 5.9%
5-19 YEARS OLD 18.4% 19.0%
20-44 YEARS OLD 41.0% 32.1%
45-64 YEARS OLD 22.2% 26.3%
65 OR OLDER 12.8% 16.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 78,272 1,894,711
Single Parent Households With Children 13.8% 11.6%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 87.8% 87.1%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 34.0% 27.4%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 7.3% 8.3%
$100,000 - $149,999 8.8% 12.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.1% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.4% 18.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.1% 19.4%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.7% 16.5%
$15,000 or less 17.6% 13.2%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,821 $186,812,406 45.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,170 $27,946,620 6.8%
Staff $1,103 $26,346,258 6.4%
General Administration $173 $4,132,278 1.0%
School Administration $954 $22,787,244 5.6%
Operation $1,587 $37,907,082 9.2%
Transportation $650 $15,525,900 3.8%
Other $699 $16,696,314 4.1%
Total Support $6,337 $151,365,582 36.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,022 $72,183,492 17.6%
Total Expenditures $17,179 $410,337,594 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,669 $4,426,637,206 44.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $900 $702,362,511 7.0%
Staff $637 $497,250,296 4.9%
General Administration $98 $76,483,828 0.8%
School Administration $664 $518,237,477 5.2%
Operation $1,004 $783,984,138 7.8%
Transportation $389 $303,374,162 3.0%
Other $433 $338,055,734 3.4%
Total Support $4,124 $3,219,922,703 32.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,081 $2,405,327,837 23.9%
Total Expenditures $12,874 $10,051,872,853 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%