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Richard Carroll Elementary in Bamberg, South Carolina

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School Level Middle School
District Name Bamberg 01
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Key Facts

The total number of students enrolled at a school.
Total Enrolled Students
The average number of students per teacher at a school. For example, a student teacher ratio of 20:1 indicates that there are twenty students for every one teacher. A low student teacher ratio may promote a better classroom learning experience because each student will generally receive more individual attention from their teacher. In contrast, a high student teacher ratio may be an indicator of overcrowded classes or underfunded schools and school districts.
Student Teacher Ratio
This figure describes the amount of full-time equivalent instructors are employed by the school. One full-time teacher is equivalent to 1.0 FTE (Full-Time Equivalent), but a part-time teacher can be less than 1.0 FTE.
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Grades Offered
4th Grade
5th Grade
Size
  • Very small student body compared to all U.S. middle schools, which have 538 students on average, and very small compared to middle schools in South Carolina, which have 553 students on average
  • Has a 16:1 student to teacher ratio, which is approximately the average for all U.S. middle schools (16:1) and approximately the average for middle schools in South Carolina (16:1)
Location Details
  • The population in Bamberg is characterized as lower middle class, primarily composed of the middle-aged adults (45-64) age group and less educated.

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Demographic and Socioeconomic Details

Ethnic Distribution

Mostly African-American Students

112 students, or 50.2% of the student population at Richard Carroll Elementary identify as African-American, making up the majority of the student body. A typical school in Bamberg is made up of 54.5% African-American students, so Richard Carroll Elementary has a very similar ethnic distribution compared to other schools in the city.

The demographic breakdown of Richard Carroll Elementary is slightly different from that of a typical school in South Carolina, which is made up of the state of 35.7% African-American students on average.

Gender Distribution

More Male Students

Males outnumber females at Richard Carroll Elementary, where the student body is 58% male and 42% female.

Compare to Bamberg

The average school in Bamberg is 55% male, which means that Richard Carroll Elementary has a slightly higher than average proportion of male students compared to other schools in the city.

Compare to South Carolina

Schools in the state of South Carolina are 52% male and 48% female on average.

Equal Distribution of Genders

There is a roughly equal number of males and females at Richard Carroll Elementary. To put this in perspective, the average school in Bamberg is 45% female and 55% male, while a typical school in the state of South Carolina is about 48% female and 52% male on average.

Socioeconomic Details

National School Lunch Program

Any child at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Children from families with incomes at or below 130% of the poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those with incomes between 130% and 185% of the poverty level are eligible for reduced‐price meals, for which students can be charged no more than 40 cents. For the period July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, 130 percent of the poverty level is $30,615 annual income for a family of four; 185 percent is $43,568.

The median household income in Bamberg town is $44,205 per year. This city's median income is above the eligibility threshold for reduced price lunch, which may have an impact on the proportion of students eligible under the National School Lunch Program.

Teacher Information

Percent of Teachers with Bachelor Degree
Percent of Teachers with Master's or Doctors Degree
Mean number of years of teaching experience
Percent of teachers with 1 - 5 years of teaching experience
Percent of teachers with more than 5 years of teaching
Mean base salary
High Quality Teaching Staff

Richard Carroll Elementary teachers have an average 20 years of teaching experience. This is on par with the average years teaching experience in Bamberg.

At Richard Carroll Elementary, 90.7% of teachers have more than 5 years of teaching experience, which is on par with the city average.

Educated Staff Members

High percentage of teachers with Master's or Doctors Degree.
Considering the country's average is 36.40%, 58.1% puts Richard Carroll Elementary in one of the top 20% of the schools in the country for percentage of teachers with masters or doctors degree.

Low percentage of teachers with Bachelor's Degree.
Considering the country's average is 67.10%, 41.9% puts Richard Carroll Elementary significantly below average for percentage of teachers with bachelor's degree.

Location Details

Total Population
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Percent of the population who are unemployed and considered to be part of the labor force.
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Percent of the population who has attained a Bachelors Degree or higher.
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Percent of housing units which are occupied by owners. This includes people who have not yet fully paid off their mortgages.
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Bamberg Profile

Bamberg is a city in Bamberg County, South Carolina with a population of 3,600 people and a disproportionately large middle-aged adults (45-64) population.

  • Bamberg is predominantly Caucasian and people generally speak English at home.
  • Approximately 91.5% of the labor force is employed and people typically have two cars, pick-up trucks, or other kinds of personal vehicles available to them.
  • The most common commute method is driving to work and the average commute length is 18.1 minutes.
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Revenue

Majority of district's education funding comes from State Sources
TypeDistrict AmountSouth Carolina Avg. Amount
Total Funding Amount$16,433,000$81,006,237
 
Federal Funds
$2,824,000$10,954,989
 
State Funds
$8,533,000$35,141,432
 
Local Funds
$5,076,000$35,022,752

Expenditure

The school district spends most of its funds in Elementary & Secondary Education
TypeDistrict AmountSouth Carolina Avg. Amount
Total Expenditure Amount$18,774,000$82,962,608
 
Elementary & Secondary Ed.
$14,088,000$66,555,855
 
Non-Elementary & Secondary Ed.
$94,000$430,426
 
Capital Outlay
$4,141,000$10,502,773
 
Payments to State Govt.
$1,000$139,166
 
Payments to Other School Sys.
$80,000$334,276
 
Interest on Debt
$370,000$4,903,638

South Carolina School Performance

Ever wonder how South Carolina compares to other states in academic performance?

Use the heat map to compare national standardized test score performance in different states. Average scores for students in South Carolina are:

  • SAT (Combined): 1436 - the national average of 1553
  • ACT (Composite): 20.4 - slightly worse than the national average of 21.50
  • AP Scores of 3 or Above: 17.7% - the national average of 61.0%
  • 4th Grade NCES Score: 225.1 - the national average of 232.8
  • 8th Grade NCES Score: 270.6 - significantly worse than the national average of 275.9
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Total Population3,600
Bachelor's Degree
Percent of the population who has attained a Bachelors Degree or higher.
16.1%
Unemployed
Percent of the population who are unemployed and considered to be part of the labor force.
8.5%

Bamberg, South Carolina Weather

84°F
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Wind: W at 3 mph
Feels Like:90°F
Today's High: 90°
Low: 72°

Precipitation: 25%
Humidity: 70%

Dew Point: 73°

Sunrise: 6:30 am
Sunset: 8:30 pm

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