Ford Elementary



Ford Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ford Elementary Students by Grade
PK 46
K 87
1 92
2 72
3 86
4 67
5 72
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ford Elementary is a public elementary school located in Laurens, SC in the Laurens 55 School District. It enrolls 522 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ford Elementary is the 362nd largest public school in South Carolina and the 19,907th largest nationally. It has 14.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 522
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 35

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Ford Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 284
(54%)
2,255
(51%)
 Female 238
(46%)
2,132
(49%)

Ford Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 211
(40%)
524
(12%)
 White 166
(32%)
2,386
(54%)
 Black 125
(24%)
1,329
(30%)
 Two or More 17
(3%)
125
(3%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
19
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
3
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Ford Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 469
(90%)
2,965
(68%)
 Not Eligible 33
(6%)
1,147
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 20
(4%)
275
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 701 ranked schools in South Carolina, Ford Elementary is ranked 139th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ford Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (93.7%) 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.

Ford Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 506
2006 491
2007 494
2008 483
2009 497
2010 485
2011 509
2012 532
2013 529
2014 538
2015 522

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.8
2006 8.9
2007 15.4
2008 15.6
2009 15.8
2010 19.4
2011 18.9
2012 18
2013 16
2014 14.9
2015 14.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.87351778656126
2006 0.87983706720978
2007 0.89676113360324
2008 0.88405797101449
2009 0.93963782696177
2010 0.92989690721649
2011 0.93123772102161
2012 0.93796992481203
2013 0.96219281663516
2014 0.84014869888476
2015 0.9367816091954

Compare Ford Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,443.1% 14.4:1
 
1,490.0% 14.9:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 62.8%
 
This School 93.7%
 

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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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