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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Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Theodore Lester Elementary School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on PASS state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Writing

PASS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201052.3%48.0%46.1%
200958.8%58.5%53.6%
 
Math Test
201063.4%67.5%70.0%
200962.0%64.2%67.0%
 
Science Test
201021.9%50.8%55.7%
200948.1%56.2%61.5%
 
Social Studies Test
201043.4%71.6%73.2%
200958.4%66.6%74.4%
 
Writing Test
201068.3%70.9%71.0%
200964.0%68.4%68.9%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201067.4%65.3%62.3%
200987.7%64.4%63.6%
 
Math Test
201065.2%74.0%76.7%
200970.0%74.8%76.8%
 
Science Test
201058.7%68.6%69.2%
200958.0%66.9%68.7%
 
Social Studies Test
201073.9%72.6%76.1%
200968.0%77.2%79.8%
 
Writing Test
201058.7%70.9%72.2%
200976.5%71.0%70.1%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201077.6%63.5%63.3%
200973.1%65.2%64.8%
 
Math Test
201069.4%68.4%71.3%
200968.3%71.9%73.5%
 
Science Test
201052.0%63.5%66.0%
200961.9%64.8%68.3%
 
Social Studies Test
201037.5%62.0%66.1%
200965.0%69.7%70.0%
 
Writing Test
201068.0%74.6%74.5%
200954.8%78.0%73.2%
 

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201076.2%63.0%64.7%
200973.0%64.2%68.0%
 
Math Test
201064.2%70.3%70.3%
200972.9%73.6%70.3%
 
Science Test
201042.9%61.6%60.9%
200961.2%65.7%63.9%
 
Social Studies Test
201076.2%78.6%79.4%
200973.7%78.2%79.6%
 
Writing Test
201065.0%76.8%71.9%
200986.5%79.0%70.3%
 
Source: SC Department of Education 2009-2010

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