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 declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 125 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,800 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 125 teachers
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
Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
3%
7%
Black
52%
36%
White
42%
52%
Two or more races
2%
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.
0.56 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.
45%
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 48,628 students has grown by 15% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,728 is higher than the state average of $9,170. The district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four years.
The district spending/student of $16,838 is higher than the state average of $10,604. The district spending/student has grown by 62% over four years.
School District Name Charleston 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
80
7
Number of Students Managed 48,628 4,140
Graduation Rate 60% 66%
District Total Revenue $538 MM $37 MM
District Spending $712 MM $43 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,728 $9,170
District Spending / Student $16,838 $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 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 Grades Students
  • CharlestonPattison's Academy For Comprehensive Education
    Charter School
    2014 Bees Ferry Rd
    CharlestonSC 29414
    (843)556-1070
    Charter School

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

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

    2.5 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 319 students                      

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