Woodland Heights Elementary

Summary:

Woodland Heights Elementary is a public elementary school in Spartanburg, South Carolina, serving 393 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Spartanburg 06 school district, which is ranked 40 out of 77 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Woodland Heights stands out for its significantly higher percentage of African American students (50.64%) compared to surrounding schools, which range from 15.63% to 77.58% African American. However, the school consistently underperforms the district and state averages in standardized test scores, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics that are 10-20 percentage points lower. This may be linked to the school's 100% free and reduced-lunch rate, indicating that all students come from low-income households, significantly higher than the 39.32% to 100% range of nearby schools. Woodland Heights has also consistently ranked in the bottom half of South Carolina elementary schools, with a 1 or 2-star rating from SchoolDigger over the past 10 years.

While some nearby schools, such as West View Elementary and GREEN Charter School of Spartanburg, have higher academic performance and rankings, others in the Spartanburg 07 and Spartanburg 06 districts face similar challenges to Woodland Heights. This suggests that the issues facing Woodland Heights may be systemic within the broader educational landscape of the area, requiring a collaborative, district-wide approach to address them.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1216 John B. White Sr. Bouleva
       Spartanburg, SC  29306


(864) 576-0506

District: Spartanburg 06

SchoolDigger Rank:
441st of 644 South Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,548 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  11.9 Help
Number of students:  393

Racial breakdown:

African American:
50.6%
White:
19.8%
Hispanic:
16.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Woodland Heights Elementary ranks worse than 68.5% of elementary schools in South Carolina. It also ranks 6th among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Spartanburg 06 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.34. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Woodland Heights Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (50.6%), White (19.8%), Hispanic (16%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Woodland Heights Elementary is 11.9, which is the 2nd best among 9 elementary schools in the Spartanburg 06 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Woodland Heights Elementary is $12,548, which is the 4th highest among 9 elementary schools in the Spartanburg 06 School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Woodland Heights Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Woodland Heights Elementary 441st of 644 South Carolina public elementary schools. (See Woodland Heights Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Spartanburg 06:

SchoolDigger ranks Spartanburg 06 40th of 77 South Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Woodland Heights Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Woodland Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 54.39 273rd 542 49.6%
2004 70.82 157th 550 71.5%
2005 73.10 131st 557 76.5%
2006 59.88 244th 559 56.4%
2007 56.31 263rd 566 53.5%
2008 60.72 236th 577 59.1%
2009 68.41 171st 580 70.5%
2010 69.19 164th 589 72.2%
2011 55.12 289th 597 51.6%
2012 56.87 285th 594 52.0%
2013 50.99 326th 599 45.6%
2014 50.73 342nd 630 45.7%
2015 41.10 379th 638 40.6%
2016 26.50 483rd 619 22.0%
2017 28.32 470th 639 26.4%
2018 43.97 343rd 624 45.0%
2019 44.78 360th 643 44.0%
2021 25.19 461st 622 25.9%
2022 19.98 502nd 625 19.7%
2023 31.34 441st 644 31.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Woodland Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.34 264th 588 55.1%
2019 61.07 229th 600 61.8%
2021 32.73 407th 580 29.8%
2022 20.69 497th 600 17.2%
2023 39.45 382nd 608 37.2%
See the entire list of Best South Carolina Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Woodland Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.16 336th 570 41.1%
2019 42.60 352nd 588 40.1%
2021 30.14 388th 554 30.0%
2022 18.54 470th 573 18.0%
2023 18.75 489th 580 15.7%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Woodland Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 0.32 146th 147 0.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Woodland Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.70 329th 571 42.4%
2019 44.49 343rd 590 41.9%
2021 18.93 453rd 561 19.3%
2022 20.71 465th 579 19.7%
2023 35.59 375th 582 35.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Woodland Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.22 133rd 412 67.7%
2019 58.83 153rd 421 63.7%
2021 38.01 226th 350 35.4%
2022 19.74 351st 393 10.7%
2023 36.96 258th 394 34.5%
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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.

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

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by a parent
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Open Quote I think this is such a wonderful school. The principal (Dr Pridgen) is awesome- as well as are all the teachers. So much enthusiasm in this school. They really push the children to do their best and to learn more, Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, January 8, 2010

Open Quote WONDERFUL...Love the school in general, the principal is absolutly terrific,the teachers are great. And my son loves it there. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Woodland Heights Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 277 75 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 358
1989 317 84 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 408
1990 294 71 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 372
1991 313 88 9 5 0 n/a n/a 0 415
1992 322 98 10 2 0 n/a n/a 0 432
1993 281 112 9 1 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1994 376 150 12 1 0 n/a n/a 0 539
1995 297 155 14 5 1 n/a n/a 0 472
1996 297 155 14 5 1 n/a n/a 0 472
1997 303 162 13 5 3 n/a n/a 0 486
1998 284 178 15 6 4 n/a n/a 0 487
1999 233 174 14 7 3 n/a n/a 0 431
2000 226 193 16 9 3 n/a n/a 0 447
2001 221 217 21 11 5 n/a n/a 0 475
2002 189 220 19 26 4 n/a n/a 0 458
2003 189 220 19 26 4 n/a n/a 0 458
2004 160 212 21 18 3 n/a n/a 1 415
2005 135 216 24 14 2 n/a n/a 4 395
2006 134 234 27 17 3 n/a n/a 0 415
2007 128 259 25 17 2 n/a n/a 0 431
2008 114 273 22 23 4 n/a n/a 1 437
2009 108 284 23 28 2 n/a n/a 2 447
2010 100 250 17 25 0 n/a n/a 7 399
2011 101 240 21 31 2 0 16 0 411
2012 102 257 15 24 0 0 18 0 416
2013 105 276 12 30 0 1 22 0 446
2014 111 290 16 38 0 1 24 0 480
2015 89 283 14 42 0 0 19 0 447
2016 84 241 7 44 0 0 21 0 397
2017 79 244 4 45 0 0 23 0 395
2018 72 236 5 54 0 0 23 0 390
2019 78 237 8 51 0 0 24 0 398
2020 81 224 5 42 0 0 24 0 376
2021 75 209 8 47 0 0 24 0 363
2022 82 229 10 56 0 0 30 0 407
2023 78 199 11 63 1 0 41 0 393

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 Woodland Heights Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 358 22.3 16.0 n/a
1989 408 22.7 17.9 n/a
1990 372 22.6 16.4 n/a
1991 415 24.6 16.8 16.6
1992 432 25.8 16.7 24.3
1993 403 23.0 17.5 23.1
1994 539 34.0 15.9 29.7
1995 472 31.0 15.2 57.2
1996 472 31.0 15.2 57.2
1997 486 34.0 14.3 33.1
1998 487 35.0 13.9 34.1
1999 431 30.0 14.4 40.4
2000 447 30.0 14.9 42.3
2001 475 31.0 15.3 44.4
2002 458 32.0 14.3 50.4
2003 458 32.0 14.3 50.4
2004 415 33.0 12.6 50.2
2005 395 31.5 12.5 54.2
2006 415 32.3 12.8 54.9
2007 431 53.8 8.0 59.2
2008 437 32.8 13.3 61
2009 447 32.8 13.6 62.2
2010 399 32.8 12.1 56.4
2011 411 30.8 13.3 62
2012 416 31.3 13.2 69.7
2013 446 32.3 13.8 72.4
2014 480 30.8 15.5 74.2
2015 447 31.0 14.4 67.1
2016 397 25.0 15.8 65.5
2017 395 28.5 13.8 100
2018 390 31.0 12.5 100
2019 398 31.0 12.8 100
2020 376 28.0 13.4 100
2021 363 29.0 12.5 100
2022 407 33.0 12.3 100
2023 393 33.0 11.9 100

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 Woodland Heights Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 358 22.3 16.0 n/a
1989 408 22.7 17.9 n/a
1990 372 22.6 16.4 n/a
1991 415 24.6 16.8 16.6
1992 432 25.8 16.7 24.3
1993 403 23.0 17.5 23.1
1994 539 34.0 15.9 29.7
1995 472 31.0 15.2 57.2
1996 472 31.0 15.2 57.2
1997 486 34.0 14.3 33.1
1998 487 35.0 13.9 34.1
1999 431 30.0 14.4 40.4
2000 447 30.0 14.9 42.3
2001 475 31.0 15.3 44.4
2002 458 32.0 14.3 50.4
2003 458 32.0 14.3 50.4
2004 415 33.0 12.6 50.2
2005 395 31.5 12.5 54.2
2006 415 32.3 12.8 54.9
2007 431 53.8 8.0 59.2
2008 437 32.8 13.3 61
2009 447 32.8 13.6 62.2
2010 399 32.8 12.1 56.4
2011 411 30.8 13.3 62
2012 416 31.3 13.2 69.7
2013 446 32.3 13.8 72.4
2014 480 30.8 15.5 74.2
2015 447 31.0 14.4 67.1
2016 397 25.0 15.8 65.5
2017 395 28.5 13.8 100
2018 390 31.0 12.5 100
2019 398 31.0 12.8 100
2020 376 28.0 13.4 100
2021 363 29.0 12.5 100
2022 407 33.0 12.3 100
2023 393 33.0 11.9 100

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 Woodland Heights 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 $1,568 (12.8%) $465 (3.8%) $2,033 (16.6%) $8,936 (73.0%) $1,271 (10.4%) $10,207 (83.4%) $12,240
2020 $2,206 (16.7%) $768 (5.8%) $2,974 (22.5%) $8,728 (66.1%) $1,499 (11.4%) $10,227 (77.5%) $13,201
2021 $1,514 (10.9%) $782 (5.6%) $2,295 (16.5%) $10,113 (72.6%) $1,529 (11.0%) $11,641 (83.5%) $13,937
2022 $1,861 (12.7%) $1,083 (7.4%) $2,944 (20.1%) $10,271 (70.0%) $1,462 (10.0%) $11,732 (79.9%) $14,676
2023 $1,057 (8.4%) $47 (0.4%) $1,104 (8.8%) $10,180 (81.1%) $1,263 (10.1%) $11,444 (91.2%) $12,548

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Woodland Heights Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 360th of 643 Elementary schoolsRanks 441st of 644 Elementary schools
 12.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Woodland Heights Elementary)44.732.3
 12.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Spartanburg 06)45.144.5
 0.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)49.753.5
 3.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Woodland Heights Elementary)55.333.8
 21.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Spartanburg 06)51.344.1
 7.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)57.753.6
 4.1%
4th Grade Science (Woodland Heights Elementary)30.432.7
 2.3%
   4th Grade Science (Spartanburg 06)44.741.7
 3%
   4th Grade Science (South Carolina)5246.6
 5.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Woodland Heights Elementary)43.450
 6.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Spartanburg 06)49.352.6
 3.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)51.357.2
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Woodland Heights Elementary)37.646.2
 8.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Spartanburg 06)42.346.2
 3.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)50.547
 3.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Woodland Heights Elementary)4044.8
 4.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Spartanburg 06)33.753
 19.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)4155.2
 14.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Woodland Heights Elementary)54.736.8
 17.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Spartanburg 06)34.836.3
 1.5%
   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 Students398393
 1.3%
African American237199
 16%
American Indian01
Asian811
 37.5%
Hispanic5163
 23.5%
Pacific Islander00
White7878
Two or More Races2441
 70.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%100%


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Students at Woodland Heights Elementary are 51% African American, 20% White, 16% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

Woodland Heights Elementary ranks 441st of 644 South Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 393 students attended Woodland Heights Elementary.


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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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