Rice Creek Elementary



Rice Creek Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Rice Creek Elementary Students by Grade
PK 17
K 117
1 119
2 145
3 120
4 125
5 131
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Rice Creek Elementary is a public elementary school located in Columbia, SC in the Richland 02 School District. It enrolls 774 students in grades 1st through 12th. Rice Creek Elementary is the 98th largest public school in South Carolina and the 4,834th largest nationally. It has 15.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 774
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 50

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Rice Creek Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 396
(51%)
9,528
(51%)
 Female 378
(49%)
9,143
(49%)

Rice Creek Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 536
(69%)
10,805
(58%)
 White 130
(17%)
5,194
(28%)
 Hispanic 46
(6%)
1,394
(7%)
 Two or More 42
(5%)
642
(3%)
 Asian 17
(2%)
554
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
46
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
36
(0%)

Rice Creek Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 365
(47%)
9,088
(49%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 307
(40%)
7,816
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 102
(13%)
1,767
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 692 ranked schools in South Carolina, Rice Creek Elementary is ranked 194th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Rice Creek Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (52.8%) is slightly lower than the state average of 61.1%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Rice Creek Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 955
2006 794
2007 833
2008 757
2009 790
2010 800
2011 771
2012 774

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.6
2006 11.9
2007 14.6
2008 13.2
2009 14.6
2010 16.3
2011 16.4
2012 15.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.34031413612565
2006 0.35894206549118
2007 0.42617046818727
2008 0.40819022457067
2009 0.44556962025316
2010 0.41125
2011 0.50972762645914
2012 0.52842377260982

Compare Rice Creek Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,453.7% 14.5:1
 
1,550.0% 15.5:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 52.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 61.1%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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Rice Creek Elementary
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Public PK - 05 774 15.5:1  
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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 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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