Matilda Dunston Elementary



Matilda Dunston Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Matilda Dunston Elementary Students by Grade
PK 11
K 85
1 82
2 82
3 79
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Matilda Dunston Elementary is a public elementary school located in North Charleston, SC in the Charleston 01 School District. It enrolls 339 students in grades 1st through 12th. Matilda Dunston Elementary is the 577th largest public school in South Carolina and the 38,067th largest nationally. It has 11.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 339
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 29.2

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Matilda Dunston Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 178
(53%)
18,856
(51%)
 Female 161
(47%)
17,949
(49%)

Matilda Dunston Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 228
(67%)
14,892
(40%)
 Hispanic 84
(25%)
3,325
(9%)
 White 17
(5%)
16,856
(46%)
 Two or More 8
(2%)
1,055
(3%)
 Asian 2
(1%)
538
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
90
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
49
(0%)

Matilda Dunston Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 274
(81%)
15,966
(43%)
 Not Eligible 55
(16%)
19,623
(53%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 10
(3%)
1,216
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 701 ranked schools in South Carolina, Matilda Dunston Elementary is ranked 448th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Matilda Dunston Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (83.8%) 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.

Matilda Dunston Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 231
2006 247
2007 283
2008 290
2009 314
2010 333
2011 339
2012 306
2013 329
2014 322
2015 339

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11
2006 7.1
2007 11.3
2008 12.1
2009 13.4
2010 13.9
2011 13.3
2012 11.8
2013 11.5
2014 11.7
2015 11.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.86580086580087
2006 0.92712550607287
2007 0.85512367491166
2008 0.87586206896552
2009 0.84394904458599
2010 0.66666666666667
2011 0.86430678466077
2012 0.94444444444444
2013 0.96656534954407
2014 0.85403726708075
2015 0.8377581120944

Compare Matilda Dunston Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,160.0% 11.6:1
 
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 83.8%
 

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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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