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733 Main Street
Buffalo, SC 29321
p. 864-429-1730

Buffalo Elementary School
in Buffalo, SC

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

District & State Agencies

School District:
Union 01
State Agency:
South Carolina Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offeredPrekindergarten – 4th Grade
LevelPrimary School
Teacher FTEs37.5
Surrounding communityTown, Distant Territory inside an urban cluster that is more than 10 miles and less than or equal to 35 miles from an urbanized area.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Buffalo, SC 29321
Total Population2,516 (557 urban / 1,959 rural)
Households999 (2.52 people per house)
Median Household Income$37,162
Families733 (2.96 people per family)
Pop. — African American261
Pop. — Asian5
Pop. — Pacific Islander5
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native2
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)2,251
Pop. — Other4

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 295 54%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 36 7%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 331 60%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     21%
English Language Learners     0%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A29%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A44%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A51%
White Non-HispanicN/A66%
All Students<59%59%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 246 88.97%
GED Recipients     5.57%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Buffalo Elementary School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic223>40%39%
Asian / Pacific Islander2<N/A1%
American Indian / Alaskan Native1N/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic308>56%53%
Prekindergarten 12 27 39
Kindergarten 39 4 70 113
1st Grade 39 1 55 95
2nd Grade 49 6 46 101
3rd Grade 38 1 1 1 58 99
4th Grade 46 2 1 52 101
Total 223 14 2 1 308 548

Union 01 – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Buffalo Elementary School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides83.5>51%40%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors2.0<1%2%
Library / Media Specialist8.0<5%5%
Library / Media Support4.0>2%1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)4.5>3%2%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)5.0<3%6%
Guidance Staff Total9.5<6%9%
District Admins7.0>4%3%
Dist. Admin/Sppt3.0<2%2%
School Admins15.5<9%12%
School Admin/Sppt3.0<2%3%
Other Support2.0>1%1%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Union 01 Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools  $3
Payments to Charter Schools  $141
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$1,654,000<$351$7,255
 Issued During Fiscal Year$44,869,000>$9,544$3,818
 Retired During Fiscal Year$44,869,000>$9,544$3,818
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$46,394,000>$9,868$9,054
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
 Sinking Fund$3,075,000<$654$657
 Bond Fund$40,702,000>$8,658$3,168
 Other Funds$11,202,000>$2,382$1,572
Total Revenues$42,404,000<$9,020$10,152
Total Expenses$42,805,000<$9,105$10,422

Union 01 Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$12,485,000$21,485,814
Special Education Programs$2,751,000$4,393,477
Vocational Education Programs$784,000$968,546
Other Education Programs$270,000$268,691
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$16,911,000$4,721,000$25,322,948$7,066,722
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$1,476,000$433,000$2,775,685$758,864
 General Administration$156,000$48,000$299,828$191,920
 School Administration$1,640,000$462,000$2,715,875$744,875
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$1,120,000$353,000$1,729,515$592,897
 Student Transportation$569,000$108,000$1,117,686$341,628
 Business / Central / Other$536,000$169,000$1,072,132$330,880
Food Services$890,000$317,000$1,154,639$428,458

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Union 01.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$2,429,000<$516$675
  General Administration$365,000<$77$157
  School Administration$2,126,000<$452$493
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$3,240,000<$689$808
  Student Transportation$1,274,260<$271$314
  Business / Central / Other$1,243,000<$264$270
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$2,329,000>$495$488
  Enterprise Operations  $38
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services  $54
 Adult Education$670,000>$142$71
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures  $237
 Instructional Equipment$240,000>$51$49
 Other Equipment$427,000<$90$157
 Non-Specified Equipment$1,530,000>$325$76
Payments to State Govt's  $35
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$10,000<$2$34
Debt Interest  $293

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Union 01.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$1,175,000<$249$303
  Children with Disabilities Idea$1,116,000<$237$262
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$269,000<$57$63
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$25,000<$5$5
  Title V, Part A$9,000<$1$2
  Vocational and Tech Education$84,000<$17$21
  Bilingual Education  $4
  Child Nutrition Act$1,560,000>$331$323
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $21
  Indian Education   
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$6,440,000>$1,369$1,345
 Staff Improvement Programs$5,855,000>$1,245$1,202
 Special Education Programs$3,441,000>$731$517
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$1,780,000>$378$348
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs$227,000>$48$39
 Vocational Education Programs$2,397,000>$509$436
 School Lunch Programs$4,000 $1
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$27,000<$5$41
 Transportation Programs$319,000<$67$76
 Other Programs$4,319,000>$918$817
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits$587,000<$124$137
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$8,172,000<$1,738$2,942
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes  $299
 From Other School Systems  $14
 From Cities and Counties$163,000<$34$219
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents  $12
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents  $8
 School Lunch$507,000<$107$111
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts$609,000<$129$203
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services   
 Interest Earnings$1,461,000>$310$195

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