Carolina School for Inquiry



Carolina School for Inquiry Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Carolina School for Inquiry Students by Grade
PK 29
K 33
1 18
2 26
3 18
4 18
5 22
6 11
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Carolina School for Inquiry is a public elementary school located in Columbia, SC in the Richland 01 School District. It enrolls 175 students in grades 1st through 12th. Carolina School for Inquiry is the 670th largest public school in South Carolina and the 49,714th largest nationally. It has 11.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 175
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 15

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Carolina School for Inquiry Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 97
(55%)
9,104
(51%)
 Female 78
(45%)
8,882
(49%)

Carolina School for Inquiry Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 145
(83%)
12,934
(72%)
 White 25
(14%)
3,221
(18%)
 Two or More 3
(2%)
681
(4%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(1%)
17
(0%)
 Hispanic 1
(1%)
863
(5%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
256
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
14
(0%)

Carolina School for Inquiry Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 175
(100%)
17,983
(100%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Not Eligible 0
(0%)
3
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 701 ranked schools in South Carolina, Carolina School for Inquiry is ranked 588th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Carolina School for Inquiry students on free and reduced lunch assistance (100.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 62.8%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Carolina School for Inquiry Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2006 84
2007 100
2008 93
2009 113
2010 107
2011 108
2012 121
2013 144
2014 156
2015 175

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2006 14
2007 16.7
2008 15.5
2009 18.2
2010 25.5
2011 10.6
2012 11.9
2013 10.3
2014 13
2015 11.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2006 0.41666666666667
2007 0.37
2008 0.52688172043011
2009 0.46902654867257
2010 0.61682242990654
2011 0.60185185185185
2012 0.71900826446281
2013 0.72916666666667
2014 0.48076923076923
2015 1

Compare Carolina School for Inquiry to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,170.0% 11.7:1
 
1,443.1% 14.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 62.8%
 
This School 100.0%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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