Whale Branch Early College High School

Whale Branch Early College High School serves 495 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the SC average of 15:1.
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 495 students has grown by 23% over five years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 47% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 495 students
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Hispanic
3%
7%
Black
75%
36%
White
19%
52%
Two or more races
3%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.40 0.41
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.
63%
52%
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.
7%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 23,033 students has grown by 17% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 64% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $13,524 is higher than the state average of $9,170. The district revenue/student has grown by 31% over four years.
The district spending/student of $16,258 is higher than the state average of $10,604. The district spending/student has grown by 55% over four years.
School District Name Beaufort 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
31
7
Number of Students Managed 23,033 4,140
Graduation Rate 64% 66%
District Total Revenue $262 MM $37 MM
District Spending $315 MM $43 MM
District Revenue / Student $13,524 $9,170
District Spending / Student $16,258 $10,604
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Whale Branch Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • SheldonWhale Branch Elementary School
    15 Stuart Point Rd
    SheldonSC 29941
    (843)466-1064
    0.7 mi | Gr. PK-4 | 516 students                      
  • SheldonWhale Branch Middle School
    Magnet School
    2009 Trask Parkway
    SheldonSC 29941
    (843)466-3084
    Magnet School

    1.5 mi | Gr. 5-8 | 394 students                      
  • BeaufortCharles F. Bolden Elementary School
    Laurel Bay Schools
    BeaufortSC 29906
    (843)846-6112
    4.7 mi | Gr. 3-8 | n/a students                      
  • BeaufortMiddleton S. Elliott Elementary School
    Laurel Bay Schools
    BeaufortSC 29906
    (843)846-6112
    4.7 mi | Gr. PK-2 | n/a students                      
  • BeaufortRobert E. Galer Elementary School
    Laurel Bay Schools
    BeaufortSC 29906
    (843)846-6100
    4.7 mi | Gr. PK-2 | n/a students                      

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