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Students in Poverty

As seen in the dashboard, over 50% of students in all school districts are living in poverty. Some schools had students living in poverty for over 90% of total students. Research shows that living in a community of low-income families has a correlation with attaining low academic achievement in school. Teachers and school administrators need to understand that living in an impoverished community is an important factor in predicting a child’s success.

Data Notes
Definition Student in Poverty:  Students who are homeless or migrant for the current school year, Medicaid enrollment at any time in a three year period, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enrollment at any time in a three year period, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) enrollment in a three year period, and foster care involvement in a three year period.
Data Source S.C. Department of Education, School Report Card
Last Updated May 2024