West Ashley High School

West Ashley High School serves 1,800 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the SC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
West Ashley High School operates within the Charleston 01 School District.
The school district's 60% graduation rate is lower than the SC state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 1800 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 125 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,800 students
West Ashley High School Total Students (2001-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 125 teachers
West Ashley High School Total Classroom Teachers (2001-2013)
Students by Grade West Ashley High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more 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 14:1 15:1
West Ashley High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2001-2013)
Asian
1%
1%
West Ashley High School Asian (2001-2013)
Hispanic
3%
7%
West Ashley High School Hispanic (2001-2013)
Black
52%
36%
West Ashley High School Black (2001-2013)
White
42%
52%
West Ashley High School White (2001-2013)
Two or more races
2%
3%
All Ethnic Groups West Ashley High School Sch Ethnicity West Ashley 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.
0.56 0.41
West Ashley High School Diversity Score (2001-2013)
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.
45%
52%
West Ashley High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2013)
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%
West Ashley High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 48,642 students has grown by 14% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Charleston 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
80
7
Number of Students Managed 48,642 3,923
Charleston 01 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 60% 66%
Charleston 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $538 MM n/a
District Spending $712 MM n/a
District Revenue / Student $12,728 $0
Charleston 01 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,838 $0
Charleston 01 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
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 Pattison's Academy For Comprehensive Education (1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Pattison's Academy For Comprehensive Education (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pattison's Academy For Comprehensive Education (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • CharlestonPattison's Academy For Comprehensive Education
    Charter School
    2014 Bees Ferry Rd
    CharlestonSC 29414
    (843)556-1070
    Charter School

    1 mi | 31 students | Gr. KG-12                      
  • CharlestonMontessori Community School
    2120 Wood Ave
    CharlestonSC 29414
    (843)937-6318
    1.4 mi | n/a students | Gr.                       
  • CharlestonC. E. Williams Middle School For Creative & Scient
    Magnet School
    640 Butte St
    CharlestonSC 29414
    (843)763-1529
    Magnet School

    1.4 mi | 645 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • CharlestonSpringfield Elementary School
    2741 Clover St
    CharlestonSC 29414
    (843)763-1538
    1.5 mi | 861 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • CharlestonWest Ashley Middle School
    Magnet School
    1776 Kennerty Dr
    CharlestonSC 29407
    (843)763-1546
    Magnet School

    2.5 mi | 319 students | Gr. 6-8                      

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