Forest Lake Elementary By the Numbers

The Columbia, South Carolina school's story in statistics.

The Columbia, South Carolina school's story in statistics.

Grades: PreK-5

Students: 592

Certified teachers: 57, including special education

Student population:
African American: 65%
Caucasian: 27%
Latino: 5%
Asian: 2%
Qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch: 65%
English-language learners: 5%

Per-pupil spending: $4,281 per year

Income in the 2009-2010 year from grants: $7,000

Income in the 2009-2010 year from the Forest Lake Elementary Educational Foundation: $3,000

Computers for students: 493

Interactive whiteboards: 56

Dedicated collaborative-planning hours: 20-25 per month for each grade-level team

Building constructed: 1957

Year Kappy Cannon became principal: 2000

Teacher turnover: About 3% per year

Fifth graders passing the PASS (Palmetto Assessment of State Standards) test, 2009:
Writing: 63.7%
Reading and Research: 76.4%
Math: 71.9%
Science: 74.4%
Social Studies: 63.0%

MAP scores, 2009 (students meeting their individual growth targets, as compared to a national norm of 50%):
Reading: 50.6%
Math: 51.2%

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This article originally published on 5/24/2010

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