Chesnee Elementary

Summary:

Chesnee Elementary is a public elementary school serving 606 students in grades PK-5 in Chesnee, South Carolina, which is part of the highly-ranked Spartanburg 02 school district. This school consistently outperforms the district and state in academic measures, with particularly strong results for economically disadvantaged and disabled students.

Chesnee Elementary has maintained a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger for several years, ranking in the top 20-25% of South Carolina elementary schools. This is impressive given that 70.96% of its students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. The school's high per-student spending of $12,276 may contribute to its strong academic performance, which exceeds nearby schools like Cooley Springs-Fingerville Elementary and Mayo Elementary, also in the Spartanburg 02 district.

While Chesnee Elementary's overall performance is strong, there are some areas for potential improvement. The school's ranking for its White student subgroup is lower than its rankings for other subgroups, suggesting the need to address any achievement gaps. Additionally, the school may have opportunities to continue supporting its economically disadvantaged and disabled student populations, which it is currently serving effectively.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 985 Fairfield Road
       Chesnee, SC  29323


(864) 461-7322

District: Spartanburg 02

SchoolDigger Rank:
122nd of 644 South Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,276 Help


Students who attend Chesnee Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Chesnee Middle
High:    Chesnee High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  606

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.5%
African American:
9.4%
Two or more races:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  71% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Chesnee Elementary ranks better than 81.1% of elementary schools in South Carolina. It also ranks 4th 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 78.87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (82.5%), African American (9.4%), two or more races (5.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 71% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Chesnee Elementary is 14.7, which is the lowest 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 Chesnee Elementary is $12,276, which is the 4th highest among 9 elementary schools in the Spartanburg 02 School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Chesnee Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Chesnee Elementary 122nd of 644 South Carolina public elementary schools. (See Chesnee 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 Chesnee Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Chesnee Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 50.25 294th 542 45.8%
2004 58.64 241st 550 56.2%
2005 57.06 263rd 557 52.8%
2006 56.92 265th 559 52.6%
2007 59.36 240th 566 57.6%
2008 56.91 265th 577 54.1%
2009 56.07 271st 580 53.3%
2010 63.78 206th 589 65.0%
2011 60.03 251st 597 58.0%
2012 55.05 299th 594 49.7%
2013 56.62 288th 599 51.9%
2014 61.67 248th 630 60.6%
2015 69.33 142nd 638 77.7%
2016 60.85 239th 619 61.4%
2017 69.51 176th 639 72.5%
2018 73.25 140th 624 77.6%
2019 80.68 110th 643 82.9%
2021 76.45 139th 622 77.7%
2022 79.52 119th 625 81.0%
2023 78.87 122nd 644 81.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Chesnee Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.66 117th 588 80.1%
2019 87.47 38th 600 93.7%
2021 89.22 42nd 580 92.8%
2022 88.70 41st 600 93.2%
2023 86.08 55th 608 91.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Chesnee Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.77 172nd 570 69.8%
2019 79.24 110th 588 81.3%
2021 74.93 123rd 554 77.8%
2022 76.08 127th 573 77.8%
2023 79.74 104th 580 82.1%
See the entire list of Best South Carolina Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Chesnee Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 86.85 18th 174 89.7%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Chesnee Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 57.05 91st 147 38.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Chesnee Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.75 120th 571 79.0%
2019 78.07 116th 590 80.3%
2021 73.13 132nd 561 76.5%
2022 78.33 120th 579 79.3%
2023 72.10 158th 582 72.9%
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Rank History for White students at Chesnee Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.15 222nd 457 51.4%
2019 58.71 201st 472 57.4%
2021 51.48 225th 439 48.7%
2022 54.61 225th 455 50.5%
2023 54.11 226th 463 51.2%
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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.

Chesnee Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: South Carolina State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Chesnee Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 510 127 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 641
1989 470 126 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 604
1990 482 128 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 617
1991 504 133 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 640
1992 315 80 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 398
1993 311 72 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 387
1994 299 86 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 388
1995 337 84 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 428
1996 337 84 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 428
1997 368 88 2 9 0 n/a n/a 0 467
1998 377 89 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 475
1999 406 97 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 511
2000 456 81 4 7 0 n/a n/a 0 548
2001 445 87 3 9 0 n/a n/a 0 544
2002 482 66 3 17 0 n/a n/a 0 568
2003 482 66 3 17 0 n/a n/a 0 568
2004 444 72 5 24 0 n/a n/a 0 545
2005 391 73 3 24 0 n/a n/a 0 491
2006 398 69 3 24 0 n/a n/a 0 494
2007 390 75 3 33 0 n/a n/a 0 501
2008 377 69 3 30 0 n/a n/a 0 479
2009 421 72 6 37 0 n/a n/a 0 536
2010 388 71 6 37 0 n/a n/a 1 503
2011 426 61 4 35 0 1 2 0 529
2012 442 43 2 46 0 3 3 0 539
2013 414 45 2 49 1 2 11 0 524
2014 443 47 2 42 2 1 15 0 552
2015 434 44 0 39 2 1 10 0 530
2016 432 54 0 41 2 1 15 0 545
2017 467 43 1 42 4 1 15 0 573
2018 460 45 3 27 1 0 22 0 558
2019 468 49 3 23 2 0 22 0 567
2020 482 58 4 17 1 1 23 0 586
2021 465 49 3 15 1 2 27 0 562
2022 480 49 5 9 2 2 27 0 574
2023 500 57 4 7 1 1 36 0 606

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Chesnee Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 641 41.7 15.3 n/a
1989 604 38.0 15.8 n/a
1990 617 34.4 17.9 n/a
1991 640 32.0 20.0 35.3
1992 398 22.3 17.8 47.2
1993 387 22.3 17.4 52.2
1994 388 27.0 14.4 49
1995 428 27.0 15.9 48.8
1996 428 27.0 15.9 48.8
1997 467 27.0 17.3 48.8
1998 475 28.0 17.0 44.2
1999 511 30.3 16.9 54.4
2000 548 34.0 16.1 54.4
2001 544 35.0 15.5 53.5
2002 568 34.0 16.7 56.2
2003 568 34.0 16.7 56.2
2004 545 32.0 17.0 58.5
2005 491 32.5 15.1 59.5
2006 494 34.0 14.5 64.2
2007 501 49.0 10.2 60.5
2008 479 32.6 14.7 62.4
2009 536 30.5 17.6 44.8
2010 503 31.0 16.2 65.7
2011 529 31.0 17.0 67.7
2012 539 34.0 15.8 65.5
2013 524 33.0 15.8 64.7
2014 552 35.0 15.7 63
2015 530 35.0 15.1 60.2
2016 545 35.0 15.5 65.3
2017 573 37.0 15.4 100
2018 558 37.0 15.0 100
2019 567 37.0 15.3 64.6
2020 586 38.8 15.1 63.3
2021 562 39.8 14.1 68.7
2022 574 40.2 14.2 59.4
2023 606 41.1 14.7 71

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 Chesnee Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 641 41.7 15.3 n/a
1989 604 38.0 15.8 n/a
1990 617 34.4 17.9 n/a
1991 640 32.0 20.0 35.3
1992 398 22.3 17.8 47.2
1993 387 22.3 17.4 52.2
1994 388 27.0 14.4 49
1995 428 27.0 15.9 48.8
1996 428 27.0 15.9 48.8
1997 467 27.0 17.3 48.8
1998 475 28.0 17.0 44.2
1999 511 30.3 16.9 54.4
2000 548 34.0 16.1 54.4
2001 544 35.0 15.5 53.5
2002 568 34.0 16.7 56.2
2003 568 34.0 16.7 56.2
2004 545 32.0 17.0 58.5
2005 491 32.5 15.1 59.5
2006 494 34.0 14.5 64.2
2007 501 49.0 10.2 60.5
2008 479 32.6 14.7 62.4
2009 536 30.5 17.6 44.8
2010 503 31.0 16.2 65.7
2011 529 31.0 17.0 67.7
2012 539 34.0 15.8 65.5
2013 524 33.0 15.8 64.7
2014 552 35.0 15.7 63
2015 530 35.0 15.1 60.2
2016 545 35.0 15.5 65.3
2017 573 37.0 15.4 100
2018 558 37.0 15.0 100
2019 567 37.0 15.3 64.6
2020 586 38.8 15.1 63.3
2021 562 39.8 14.1 68.7
2022 574 40.2 14.2 59.4
2023 606 41.1 14.7 71

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Chesnee 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 $694 (7.6%) $647 (7.1%) $1,341 (14.7%) $6,891 (75.7%) $865 (9.5%) $7,757 (85.3%) $9,098
2020 $686 (7.4%) $823 (8.8%) $1,509 (16.2%) $6,971 (74.9%) $821 (8.8%) $7,792 (83.8%) $9,301
2021 $811 (7.8%) $749 (7.2%) $1,560 (15.0%) $7,863 (75.7%) $959 (9.2%) $8,823 (85.0%) $10,383
2022 $1,079 (10.4%) $1,035 (10.0%) $2,113 (20.4%) $7,389 (71.2%) $879 (8.5%) $8,267 (79.6%) $10,380
2023 $987 (8.0%) $1,435 (11.7%) $2,423 (19.7%) $8,916 (72.6%) $937 (7.6%) $9,853 (80.3%) $12,276

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Chesnee Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 110th of 643 Elementary schoolsRanks 122nd of 644 Elementary schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Chesnee Elementary)56.663.5
 6.9%
   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 (Chesnee Elementary)63.856
 7.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Spartanburg 02)71.363.7
 7.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)57.753.6
 4.1%
4th Grade Science (Chesnee Elementary)72.265
 7.2%
   4th Grade Science (Spartanburg 02)54.956
 1.1%
   4th Grade Science (South Carolina)5246.6
 5.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Chesnee Elementary)77.173.5
 3.6%
   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 (Chesnee Elementary)68.760.2
 8.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Spartanburg 02)62.861.7
 1.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)50.547
 3.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Chesnee Elementary)54.766.7
 12%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Spartanburg 02)50.763
 12.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)4155.2
 14.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Chesnee Elementary)77.963.5
 14.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Spartanburg 02)60.355.9
 4.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)45.444.6
 0.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students567606
 6.9%
African American4957
 16.3%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian34
 33.3%
Hispanic237
 69.6%
Pacific Islander01
White468500
 6.8%
Two or More Races2236
 63.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.6%71%
 6.4%


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Students at Chesnee Elementary are 83% White, 9% African American, 6% Two or more races, 1% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 606 students attended Chesnee Elementary.

Students who attend Chesnee Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Chesnee Middle
High : Chesnee High

Chesnee Elementary ranks 122nd of 644 South Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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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