Theodore Lester Elementary School

3501 East Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506 | (843) 664-8459
  • Grades: PK-6
  • Student Enrollment: 439
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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 3501 E. Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29506
  • Principal or Admin: Greg Mingo
  • Fax: (843) 679-6753
  • Website: www.fsd1.org
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 439
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 37.8
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 11.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 253 (57.6%)
  • Females: 186 (42.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 18 (4.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 381 (86.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 399 (90.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Theodore Lester Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian30.7%
Black34077.4%
Asian10.2%
Hispanic102.3%
White8519.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Theodore Lester Elementary School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten5211.8%
Kindergarten6314.4%
1st Grade5412.3%
2nd Grade5011.4%
3rd Grade6514.8%
4th Grade4710.7%
5th Grade5713.0%
6th Grade5111.6%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 54%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:46%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 13 Years
  • Average Salary: $40,764
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Theodore Lester Elementary School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$31,05134%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$45,83266%
Source: SC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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