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Northwest Elementary (leave a review)
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+1 (864) 206-6727

840 Green River Road

Gaffney, South Carolina


About Northwest Elementary
Prekindergarten - 5th Grade

Northwest Elementary is one of 19 schools found in the Cherokee 01 district of South Carolina.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Prekindergarten to 5th Grade and has an enrolment of 492 students - compared to other schools in South Carolina, this is a relatively average sized school.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

The average teacher's salary is $55,293, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of $47,707.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupil teacher ratioAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Gaffney High2055$8,22517.64$62,4970.54
Mayo Elementary302$8,70113.73$45,7470.17
Chesnee Middle527$8,47514.64$45,4770.3
Chesnee High653$10,11013.95$56,7940.31
B. D. Lee Elementary320$10,52913.5$49,3730.38

Gaffney High

Number of pupils2055
Funding per pupil$8,225
Pupil teacher ratio17.64
Average teacher salary$62,497
Diversity index0.54

Mayo Elementary

Number of pupils302
Funding per pupil$8,701
Pupil teacher ratio13.73
Average teacher salary$45,747
Diversity index0.17

Chesnee Middle

Number of pupils527
Funding per pupil$8,475
Pupil teacher ratio14.64
Average teacher salary$45,477
Diversity index0.3

Chesnee High

Number of pupils653
Funding per pupil$10,110
Pupil teacher ratio13.95
Average teacher salary$56,794
Diversity index0.31

B. D. Lee Elementary

Number of pupils320
Funding per pupil$10,529
Pupil teacher ratio13.5
Average teacher salary$49,373
Diversity index0.38
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Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Gaffney High5.22 miles
Mayo Elementary5.32 miles
Chesnee Middle5.79 miles
Chesnee High5.92 miles
B. D. Lee Elementary6.01 miles
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Rankings within South Carolina
There are 1266 schools in South Carolina.
731stlargest school
768thhighest number of FTE teachers
718thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
121sthighest average teaching salary
844thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
126thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
1082ndhighest diversity index
516thhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races3
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander6
American Indian or Aslaskan Native0
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 492 students, with a diversity index of 0.22

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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten - 5th Grade: 6 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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*All data shown corresponds to the 2015-16 academic year unless otherwise stated.