Lamar school information

IndexLamarSouth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores44%46%49%
Student/Teacher ration/a16:116:1
Total public schoolsn/a93279,221
Total private schoolsn/a36924,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
The Lamar, SC educational system consists of n/a public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Lamar public schools have average test scores of 44% which is 4% lower than than the South Carolina average and 10% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lamar public schools is n/a, compared to 16:1 in South Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.8% have completed high school, 17.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Lamar are 10% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately n/a public schools in Lamar.
  • 78.1% of people in Lamar have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.8% of people in Lamar have completed high school.
  • 17.8% of people in Lamar have completed a bachelors degree.

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  • Lamar Elementary214 North Darlington AvenueGrades: PK - 2Students: 299 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Lamar High216 North Darlington AvenueGrades: 9 - 12Students: 281 · Ratio: 14:180
  • Spaulding Elementary204 East Pearl StreetGrades: 3 - 5Students: 242 · Ratio: 19:130
  • Spaulding Middle School400 East Cartersville HighwayGrades: 6 - 8Students: 264 · Ratio: 15:124

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Education level achieved in Lamar

IndexLamarSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade78.1%83.0%84.3%
Completed high school76.8%81.6%83.0%
Completed some college39.7%56.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree22.9%35.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.8%26.5%30.3%
Completed masters5.8%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Lamar (high school & post-secondary)

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Lamar, SC99144%10%

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Source: The Lamar, SC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.