Whale Branch Early College High School

Whale Branch Early College High School serves 511 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Whale Branch Early College High School operates within the Beaufort 01 School District.
The school district's 64% graduation rate is lower than the SC state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 511 students has grown by 27% over five years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 511 students
Whale Branch Early College High School Total Students (2011-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Whale Branch Early College High School Total Classroom Teachers (2011-2012)
Students by Grade Whale Branch Early College High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Whale Branch Early College High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2011-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
3%
7%
Whale Branch Early College High School Hispanic (2011-2012)
Black
74%
37%
Whale Branch Early College High School Black (2011-2012)
White
19%
52%
Whale Branch Early College High School White (2011-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Whale Branch Early College High School Sch Ethnicity Whale Branch Early College High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.42 0.70
Whale Branch Early College High School Diversity Score (2011-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
60%
51%
Whale Branch Early College High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2011-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
7%
Whale Branch Early College High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2011-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 22,203 students has grown by 14% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 64% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Beaufort 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
31
7
Number of Students Managed 22,203 3,659
Beaufort 01 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 64% 66%
Beaufort 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $262 MM n/a
Beaufort 01 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $315 MM n/a
Beaufort 01 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,524 $0
Beaufort 01 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,258 $0
Beaufort 01 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Battery Creek High School (6.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Whale Branch Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Whale Branch Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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Beaufort County, SC public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.59, which is lower than the South Carolina average of 0.7. The most diverse school district in Beaufort County is Beaufort County Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in South Carolina or national school diversity statistics.