Limestone-Central Elementary



Limestone-Central Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Limestone-Central Elementary Students by Grade
PK 40
K 69
1 77
2 76
3 67
4 64
5 68
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Limestone-Central Elementary is a public elementary school located in Gaffney, SC in the Cherokee 01 School District. It enrolls 461 students in grades 1st through 12th. Limestone-Central Elementary is the 437th largest public school in South Carolina and the 25,764th largest nationally. It has 16.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 461
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 27.8

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Limestone-Central Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 257
(56%)
3,315
(52%)
 Female 204
(44%)
3,121
(48%)

Limestone-Central Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 261
(57%)
4,200
(65%)
 Black 177
(38%)
1,660
(26%)
 Hispanic 19
(4%)
422
(7%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
96
(1%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
49
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
3
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
6
(0%)

Limestone-Central Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 351
(76%)
5,141
(80%)
 Not Eligible 90
(20%)
1,057
(16%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 20
(4%)
238
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 701 ranked schools in South Carolina, Limestone-Central Elementary is ranked 299th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Limestone-Central Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (80.5%) is 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.

Limestone-Central Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 425
2006 464
2007 466
2008 442
2009 406
2010 389
2011 407
2012 410
2013 438
2014 448
2015 461

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.3
2006 11.6
2007 15.3
2008 15.8
2009 16.2
2010 15.6
2011 15.7
2012 15.2
2013 15.6
2014 16.6
2015 16.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.55529411764706
2006 0.56896551724138
2007 0.55150214592275
2008 0.57013574660633
2009 0.67241379310345
2010 0.68380462724936
2011 0.66093366093366
2012 0.6780487804878
2013 0.72374429223744
2014 0.70535714285714
2015 0.80477223427332

Compare Limestone-Central Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,443.1% 14.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,660.0% 16.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 62.8%
 
This School 80.5%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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Limestone-Central Elementary
Gaffney, SC
Public PK - 05 461 16.6:1  
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Public 06 - 08 584 15.4:1 2 miles
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John E. Ewing Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 403 14.4:1 3 miles
Gaffney Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 580 14:1 3 miles
Corinth Elementary
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Public PK - 05 421 17.4:1 4 miles
Luther L. Vaughan Elementary
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Public PK - 05 364 12.1:1 4 miles
Alma Elementary
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Public PK - 05 243 12.8:1 5 miles
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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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