Wellford Academy of Science and Technology

Summary:

Wellford Academy of Science and Technology is an elementary school in Wellford, South Carolina, serving grades PK-4 with a student population of 474. The school faces significant challenges, with a diverse and economically disadvantaged student population, declining academic performance, and subgroup disparities, despite higher per-student spending compared to nearby schools.

Wellford Academy has a more diverse student population than nearby schools, with a higher percentage of minority students. However, its academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, lags behind the Spartanburg 05 district and the state averages. For example, only 29.8% of 4th-grade students were proficient or better in SCPASS/Science, compared to 48.5% in the district and 46.6% statewide. Additionally, 88.61% of Wellford Academy's students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, a significantly higher percentage than the nearby schools, which range from 45.88% to 100%.

Wellford Academy's performance has declined over the years, from a high of 4 stars and a ranking of 170 out of 599 schools in 2012-2013 to 2 stars and a ranking of 424 out of 644 schools in 2022-2023. The school's performance is particularly concerning for certain student subgroups, such as White students and students with disabilities, who rank in the bottom 20% of South Carolina elementary schools. Nearby schools, such as Reidville Elementary, River Ridge Elementary, and Lyman Elementary, generally outperform Wellford Academy on academic measures, despite serving similar or higher percentages of economically disadvantaged students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 864 Syphrit Road
       Wellford, SC  29385


(864) 949-2385

District: Spartanburg 05

SchoolDigger Rank:
424th of 644 South Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,642 Help


Students who attend Wellford Academy of Science and Technology usually attend:

Middle:    Beech Springs Intermediate
    D. R. Hill Middle
High:    James F. Byrnes High

Student/teacher ratio:  10.5 Help
Number of students:  474

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.6%
African American:
19.4%
Hispanic:
14.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  88.6% Help


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Compare Details Wellford Academy of Science and Technology ranks worse than 65.8% of elementary schools in South Carolina. It also ranks last among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Spartanburg 05 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.54. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Wellford Academy of Science and Technology has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Spartanburg 05 School District. Student population at Wellford Academy of Science and Technology is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (53.6%), African American (19.4%), Hispanic (14.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 88.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wellford Academy of Science and Technology is 10.5, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Spartanburg 05 School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wellford Academy of Science and Technology is $15,642, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the Spartanburg 05 School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Wellford Academy of Science and Technology:

SchoolDigger ranks Wellford Academy of Science and Technology 424th of 644 South Carolina public elementary schools. (See Wellford Academy of Science and Technology in the ranking list.)

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Spartanburg 05:

SchoolDigger ranks Spartanburg 05 20th of 77 South Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wellford Academy of Science and Technology

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Rank History for all students at Wellford Academy of Science and Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 48.47 306th 542 43.5%
2004 54.58 276th 550 49.8%
2005 35.76 396th 557 28.9%
2006 51.01 311th 559 44.4%
2007 58.46 246th 566 56.5%
2008 75.67 110th 577 80.9%
2009 50.19 313th 580 46.0%
2010 62.90 209th 589 64.5%
2011 66.67 192nd 597 67.8%
2012 72.60 143rd 594 75.9%
2013 69.35 170th 599 71.6%
2014 38.24 428th 630 32.1%
2015 46.04 346th 638 45.8%
2016 63.91 218th 619 64.8%
2017 51.60 306th 639 52.1%
2018 38.99 378th 624 39.4%
2019 39.07 404th 643 37.2%
2021 52.24 292nd 622 53.1%
2022 43.39 352nd 625 43.7%
2023 34.54 424th 644 34.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Wellford Academy of Science and Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.01 397th 588 32.5%
2019 37.03 404th 600 32.7%
2021 62.27 207th 580 64.3%
2022 66.66 182nd 600 69.7%
2023 40.64 367th 608 39.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Wellford Academy of Science and Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.28 401st 570 29.6%
2019 41.86 359th 588 38.9%
2021 55.90 233rd 554 57.9%
2022 43.91 314th 573 45.2%
2023 34.74 387th 580 33.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Wellford Academy of Science and Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 46.39 87th 189 54.0%
2023 24.72 135th 174 22.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Wellford Academy of Science and Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.30 330th 571 42.2%
2019 32.58 410th 590 30.5%
2021 44.64 313th 561 44.2%
2022 40.50 351st 579 39.4%
2023 31.33 401st 582 31.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Wellford Academy of Science and Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 50.62 208th 421 50.6%
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Rank History for White students at Wellford Academy of Science and Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.52 357th 457 21.9%
2019 24.31 384th 472 18.6%
2021 36.63 294th 439 33.0%
2022 29.20 339th 455 25.5%
2023 11.74 427th 463 7.8%
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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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Enrollment information for Wellford Academy of Science and Technology

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 257 149 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 406
1989 284 154 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1990 293 146 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1991 239 115 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 354
1992 230 112 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 342
1993 236 118 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 354
1994 234 113 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 347
1995 258 124 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 382
1996 258 124 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 382
1997 227 97 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 327
1998 433 185 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 625
1999 462 146 0 20 0 n/a n/a 0 628
2000 445 139 10 27 2 n/a n/a 0 623
2001 440 178 11 25 0 n/a n/a 0 654
2002 385 152 16 20 0 n/a n/a 1 574
2003 385 152 16 20 0 n/a n/a 1 574
2004 394 117 11 28 0 n/a n/a 3 553
2005 433 130 12 26 0 n/a n/a 3 604
2006 471 103 16 29 0 n/a n/a 2 621
2007 490 116 15 29 0 n/a n/a 0 650
2008 499 100 11 39 0 n/a n/a 2 651
2009 232 131 14 53 0 n/a n/a 0 430
2010 247 125 10 52 0 n/a n/a 4 438
2011 214 94 9 36 0 3 3 0 359
2012 234 104 11 35 0 2 11 0 397
2013 237 98 3 39 0 1 19 0 397
2014 257 108 6 33 0 1 21 0 426
2015 258 126 9 41 1 1 28 0 464
2016 251 124 7 43 1 0 30 0 456
2017 261 117 15 49 1 0 36 0 479
2018 258 116 10 53 2 0 39 0 478
2019 252 109 10 56 0 0 37 0 464
2020 229 112 7 52 1 0 43 0 444
2021 223 105 5 70 1 0 44 0 448
2022 224 101 8 69 1 0 38 0 441
2023 254 92 10 70 1 0 47 0 474

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 Wellford Academy of Science and Technology

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 406 22.5 18.0 n/a
1989 438 22.0 19.9 n/a
1990 439 24.8 17.7 n/a
1991 354 21.2 16.6 20.9
1992 342 20.8 16.4 31.3
1993 354 23.0 15.4 41.2
1994 347 23.0 15.1 46.4
1995 382 28.0 13.6 39.3
1996 382 28.0 13.6 39.3
1997 327 29.0 11.3 44.3
1998 625 33.0 18.9 44.5
1999 628 43.0 14.6 45.9
2000 623 41.7 14.9 51.2
2001 654 43.7 15.0 52.3
2002 574 42.2 13.6 49.7
2003 574 42.2 13.6 49.7
2004 553 40.2 13.8 51.5
2005 604 37.2 16.2 52.2
2006 621 41.9 14.8 49.4
2007 650 53.4 12.2 45.7
2008 651 45.5 14.3 48.5
2009 430 37.5 11.5 67.2
2010 438 37.0 11.8 74.4
2011 359 32.5 11.0 65.5
2012 397 32.5 12.2 64
2013 397 33.1 11.9 67.3
2014 426 32.5 13.1 68.8
2015 464 36.0 12.8 63.1
2016 456 35.0 13.0 63.6
2017 479 40.3 11.8 100
2018 478 41.1 11.6 100
2019 464 41.6 11.1 59.5
2020 444 43.8 10.1 61.7
2021 448 43.0 10.4 77
2022 441 44.3 9.9 70.5
2023 474 44.8 10.5 88.6

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 Wellford Academy of Science and Technology

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 406 22.5 18.0 n/a
1989 438 22.0 19.9 n/a
1990 439 24.8 17.7 n/a
1991 354 21.2 16.6 20.9
1992 342 20.8 16.4 31.3
1993 354 23.0 15.4 41.2
1994 347 23.0 15.1 46.4
1995 382 28.0 13.6 39.3
1996 382 28.0 13.6 39.3
1997 327 29.0 11.3 44.3
1998 625 33.0 18.9 44.5
1999 628 43.0 14.6 45.9
2000 623 41.7 14.9 51.2
2001 654 43.7 15.0 52.3
2002 574 42.2 13.6 49.7
2003 574 42.2 13.6 49.7
2004 553 40.2 13.8 51.5
2005 604 37.2 16.2 52.2
2006 621 41.9 14.8 49.4
2007 650 53.4 12.2 45.7
2008 651 45.5 14.3 48.5
2009 430 37.5 11.5 67.2
2010 438 37.0 11.8 74.4
2011 359 32.5 11.0 65.5
2012 397 32.5 12.2 64
2013 397 33.1 11.9 67.3
2014 426 32.5 13.1 68.8
2015 464 36.0 12.8 63.1
2016 456 35.0 13.0 63.6
2017 479 40.3 11.8 100
2018 478 41.1 11.6 100
2019 464 41.6 11.1 59.5
2020 444 43.8 10.1 61.7
2021 448 43.0 10.4 77
2022 441 44.3 9.9 70.5
2023 474 44.8 10.5 88.6

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 Wellford Academy of Science and Technology

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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 $909 (7.9%) $788 (6.8%) $1,698 (14.7%) $8,892 (76.8%) $985 (8.5%) $9,876 (85.3%) $11,574
2020 $930 (7.6%) $680 (5.6%) $1,610 (13.2%) $9,452 (77.5%) $1,133 (9.3%) $10,584 (86.8%) $12,195
2021 $1,058 (7.9%) $1,084 (8.1%) $2,142 (16.0%) $10,263 (76.5%) $1,014 (7.6%) $11,276 (84.0%) $13,418
2022 $1,619 (11.5%) $913 (6.5%) $2,532 (18.0%) $10,503 (74.7%) $1,024 (7.3%) $11,527 (82.0%) $14,060
2023 $1,432 (9.2%) $988 (6.3%) $2,420 (15.5%) $11,965 (76.5%) $1,257 (8.0%) $13,222 (84.5%) $15,642

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Wellford Academy of Science and Technology

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 404th of 643 Elementary schoolsRanks 424th of 644 Elementary schools
 3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wellford Academy of Science and Technology)42.549.4
 6.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Spartanburg 05)55.352.2
 3.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)49.753.5
 3.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Wellford Academy of Science and Technology)56.355.3
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Spartanburg 05)68.753.5
 15.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)57.753.6
 4.1%
4th Grade Science (Wellford Academy of Science and Technology)47.129.8
 17.3%
   4th Grade Science (Spartanburg 05)51.248.5
 2.7%
   4th Grade Science (South Carolina)5246.6
 5.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Wellford Academy of Science and Technology)42.142.3
 0.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Spartanburg 05)57.959.9
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)51.357.2
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Wellford Academy of Science and Technology)35.327.4
 7.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Spartanburg 05)53.353.3
   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 Students464474
 2.2%
African American10992
 15.6%
American Indian01
Asian1010
Hispanic5670
 25%
Pacific Islander00
White252254
 0.8%
Two or More Races3747
 27%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients59.5%88.6%
 29.1%


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Students at Wellford Academy of Science and Technology are 54% White, 19% African American, 15% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Students who attend Wellford Academy of Science and Technology usually go on to attend:

Middle : Beech Springs Intermediate
Middle : D. R. Hill Middle
High : James F. Byrnes High

In the 2022-23 school year, 474 students attended Wellford Academy of Science and Technology.

Wellford Academy of Science and Technology ranks 424th of 644 South Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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