Willow Drive Elementary



Willow Drive Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Willow Drive Elementary Students by Grade
PK 48
K 96
1 113
2 124
3 104
4 104
5 98
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Willow Drive Elementary is a public elementary school located in Sumter, SC in the Sumter 01 School District. It enrolls 687 students in grades 1st through 12th. Willow Drive Elementary is the 180th largest public school in South Carolina and the 8,623rd largest nationally. It has 16.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 687
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Full Time Teachers: 43

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Willow Drive Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 346
(50%)
6,086
(49%)
 Male 341
(50%)
6,327
(51%)

Willow Drive Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 523
(76%)
7,488
(60%)
 White 100
(15%)
3,895
(31%)
 Hispanic 29
(4%)
515
(4%)
 Two or More 21
(3%)
336
(3%)
 Asian 10
(1%)
127
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
30
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
22
(0%)

Willow Drive Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 679
(99%)
12,405
(100%)
 Not Eligible 8
(1%)
8
(0%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 701 ranked schools in South Carolina, Willow Drive Elementary is ranked 28th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Willow Drive Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (98.8%) 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.

Willow Drive Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2011 600
2012 624
2013 633
2014 643
2015 687

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2011 18.8
2012 17.8
2013 18.6
2014 16.5
2015 16

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2011 0.85333333333333
2012 0.88141025641026
2013 0.78830963665087
2014 0.94556765163297
2015 0.98835516739447

Compare Willow Drive Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,443.1% 14.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,600.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 62.8%
 
This School 98.8%
 

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Willow Drive Elementary
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Public PK - 05 687 16:1  
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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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