Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary

Summary:

Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary is a public elementary school in Chesnee, South Carolina, serving 572 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Spartanburg 02 school district, which is ranked 8th out of 77 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary consistently performs above the state and district averages in standardized test scores across grades 3-5 in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. In 2022-2023, the school had 80% of 5th graders proficient or better in ELA, compared to 63% for the district and 55.2% for the state. The school also excels in 4th grade science, with a proficiency rate of 63.9% in 2022-2023, significantly higher than the district's 56% and the state's 46.6%. The school's female and low socioeconomic status (SES) student subgroups have consistently high rankings, while the gifted and talented subgroup has struggled in recent years.

Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary has a predominantly white student population, with 80.94% white students in 2022-2023, which is higher than the surrounding schools like Chesnee Elementary and Mayo Elementary. The school has also seen a significant increase in its free and reduced lunch rate, from 42.56% in 2021-2022 to 66.43% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the nearby schools. Despite these demographic shifts, Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary continues to outperform the surrounding schools in academic metrics, particularly in core subject areas.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 625 Foster's Grove Road
       Chesnee, SC  29323


(864) 578-2215

District: Spartanburg 02

SchoolDigger Rank:
100th of 644 South Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,482 Help


Students who attend Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Rainbow Lake Middle
High:    Boiling Springs High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.9 Help
Number of students:  572

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.9%
African American:
7.9%
Two or more races:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  66.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary ranks better than 84.5% of elementary schools in South Carolina. It also ranks first among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Spartanburg 02 School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.81. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (80.9%), African American (7.9%), two or more races (6.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 66.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary is 14.9, which is the 3rd best among 9 elementary schools in the Spartanburg 02 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary is $11,482. 4 elementary schools in the Spartanburg 02 School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary 100th of 644 South Carolina public elementary schools. (See Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Spartanburg 02:

SchoolDigger ranks Spartanburg 02 8th of 77 South Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 68.44 175th 542 67.7%
2004 71.91 150th 550 72.7%
2005 68.49 174th 557 68.8%
2006 67.20 181st 559 67.6%
2007 75.66 117th 566 79.3%
2008 79.38 85th 577 85.3%
2009 73.92 134th 580 76.9%
2010 73.82 132nd 589 77.6%
2011 64.16 214th 597 64.2%
2012 63.16 227th 594 61.8%
2013 57.27 281st 599 53.1%
2014 78.84 99th 630 84.3%
2015 75.78 99th 638 84.5%
2016 74.99 136th 619 78.0%
2017 83.59 87th 639 86.4%
2018 84.18 83rd 624 86.7%
2019 88.96 58th 643 91.0%
2021 84.34 92nd 622 85.2%
2022 89.02 64th 625 89.8%
2023 82.81 100th 644 84.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.74 61st 588 89.6%
2019 88.65 34th 600 94.3%
2021 87.02 51st 580 91.2%
2022 92.74 23rd 600 96.2%
2023 86.90 48th 608 92.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.39 69th 570 87.9%
2019 89.96 38th 588 93.5%
2021 90.08 45th 554 91.9%
2022 91.07 47th 573 91.8%
2023 81.66 93rd 580 84.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 48.42 113th 147 23.1%
2023 67.18 40th 105 61.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.17 109th 571 80.9%
2019 79.62 102nd 590 82.7%
2021 72.05 140th 561 75.0%
2022 83.40 81st 579 86.0%
2023 80.27 104th 582 82.1%
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Rank History for White students at Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.14 171st 457 62.6%
2019 68.96 143rd 472 69.7%
2021 65.28 140th 439 68.1%
2022 74.42 103rd 455 77.4%
2023 64.68 161st 463 65.2%
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Data source: test scores: South Carolina Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: South Carolina State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 437 437
1996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 437 437
1997 393 54 37 0 1 n/a n/a 0 485
1998 408 50 36 0 0 n/a n/a 0 494
1999 442 44 30 2 0 n/a n/a 0 518
2000 501 39 26 1 2 n/a n/a 0 569
2001 537 43 33 5 2 n/a n/a 0 620
2002 557 44 24 9 0 n/a n/a 0 634
2003 557 44 24 9 0 n/a n/a 0 634
2004 574 52 34 6 0 n/a n/a 0 666
2005 549 56 42 8 0 n/a n/a 0 655
2006 555 53 38 12 0 n/a n/a 1 659
2007 463 41 40 8 0 n/a n/a 0 552
2008 461 46 39 5 0 n/a n/a 3 554
2009 459 49 34 7 1 n/a n/a 2 552
2010 434 51 37 10 0 n/a n/a 2 534
2011 427 37 35 11 0 0 16 0 526
2012 422 32 28 7 1 0 26 0 516
2013 424 43 26 15 2 0 33 0 543
2014 392 31 27 19 1 0 25 0 495
2015 419 29 35 20 1 0 25 0 529
2016 406 30 33 24 1 0 32 0 526
2017 333 35 27 16 1 0 18 0 430
2018 351 40 23 9 2 0 16 0 441
2019 356 37 30 4 2 0 22 0 451
2020 352 36 25 2 1 0 27 0 443
2021 347 30 21 1 1 0 37 0 437
2022 428 37 19 0 2 1 37 0 524
2023 463 45 22 0 3 1 38 0 572

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 437 24.7 17.7 21.1
1996 437 24.7 17.7 21.1
1997 485 28.0 17.3 22.3
1998 494 27.0 18.3 17.6
1999 518 30.0 17.3 28.4
2000 569 34.0 16.7 27.1
2001 620 35.0 17.7 29.4
2002 634 35.0 18.1 30.8
2003 634 35.0 18.1 30.8
2004 666 34.0 19.6 32.9
2005 655 37.5 17.5 36
2006 659 37.0 17.8 37.8
2007 552 48.0 11.5 38.8
2008 554 32.0 17.3 39.9
2009 552 28.0 19.7 40.4
2010 534 33.0 16.1 41.9
2011 526 32.0 16.4 39
2012 516 31.0 16.6 39.3
2013 543 32.0 16.9 41.4
2014 495 31.0 15.9 40.2
2015 529 30.0 17.6 34.6
2016 526 30.0 17.5 39.5
2017 430 29.0 14.8 45.8
2018 441 28.0 15.7 42.6
2019 451 27.0 16.7 43
2020 443 29.0 15.2 45.4
2021 437 28.0 15.6 53.8
2022 524 33.5 15.6 42.6
2023 572 38.2 14.9 66.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 437 24.7 17.7 21.1
1996 437 24.7 17.7 21.1
1997 485 28.0 17.3 22.3
1998 494 27.0 18.3 17.6
1999 518 30.0 17.3 28.4
2000 569 34.0 16.7 27.1
2001 620 35.0 17.7 29.4
2002 634 35.0 18.1 30.8
2003 634 35.0 18.1 30.8
2004 666 34.0 19.6 32.9
2005 655 37.5 17.5 36
2006 659 37.0 17.8 37.8
2007 552 48.0 11.5 38.8
2008 554 32.0 17.3 39.9
2009 552 28.0 19.7 40.4
2010 534 33.0 16.1 41.9
2011 526 32.0 16.4 39
2012 516 31.0 16.6 39.3
2013 543 32.0 16.9 41.4
2014 495 31.0 15.9 40.2
2015 529 30.0 17.6 34.6
2016 526 30.0 17.5 39.5
2017 430 29.0 14.8 45.8
2018 441 28.0 15.7 42.6
2019 451 27.0 16.7 43
2020 443 29.0 15.2 45.4
2021 437 28.0 15.6 53.8
2022 524 33.5 15.6 42.6
2023 572 38.2 14.9 66.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $391 (4.0%) $421 (4.3%) $812 (8.4%) $7,994 (82.4%) $899 (9.3%) $8,893 (91.6%) $9,705
2020 $421 (4.4%) $581 (6.0%) $1,002 (10.4%) $7,839 (81.0%) $834 (8.6%) $8,672 (89.6%) $9,674
2021 $822 (7.0%) $464 (4.0%) $1,286 (11.0%) $9,384 (80.0%) $1,057 (9.0%) $10,442 (89.0%) $11,728
2022 $1,004 (8.6%) $751 (6.5%) $1,754 (15.1%) $8,769 (75.5%) $1,094 (9.4%) $9,864 (84.9%) $11,618
2023 $861 (7.5%) $915 (8.0%) $1,776 (15.5%) $8,801 (76.7%) $904 (7.9%) $9,705 (84.5%) $11,482

Data source: South Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 58th of 643 Elementary schoolsRanks 100th of 644 Elementary schools
 6.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary)7358.6
 14.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Spartanburg 02)57.258.8
 1.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)49.753.5
 3.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary)88.568.2
 20.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Spartanburg 02)71.363.7
 7.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)57.753.6
 4.1%
4th Grade Science (Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary)67.863.9
 3.9%
   4th Grade Science (Spartanburg 02)54.956
 1.1%
   4th Grade Science (South Carolina)5246.6
 5.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary)73.366
 7.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Spartanburg 02)58.764.6
 5.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)51.357.2
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary)65.666
 0.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Spartanburg 02)62.861.7
 1.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)50.547
 3.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students451572
 26.8%
African American3745
 21.6%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian3022
 26.7%
Hispanic40
 100%
Pacific Islander01
White356463
 30.1%
Two or More Races2238
 72.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients43%66.4%
 23.4%


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Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary ranks 100th of 644 South Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rainbow Lake Middle
High : Boiling Springs High

In the 2022-23 school year, 572 students attended Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary.

Students at Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary are 81% White, 8% African American, 7% Two or more races, 4% Asian.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the South Carolina Department of Education.

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