Whale Branch Early College High School

Whale Branch Early College High School serves 538 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% 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 68% graduation rate is higher than the SC state average of 67%.

School Overview

The student population of 538 students has grown by 33% over five years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 39% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 538 students
Whale Branch Early College High School Total Students (2011-2014)
Gender % Whale Branch Early College High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Whale Branch Early College High School Total Teachers (2011-2014)
Students by Grade Whale Branch Early College High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is equal to 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 17:1 16:1
Whale Branch Early College High School Student Teacher Ratio (2011-2014)
Hispanic
4%
7%
Whale Branch Early College High School Black Students (2011-2014)
Black
74%
35%
Whale Branch Early College High School Black Students (2011-2014)
White
20%
52%
Whale Branch Early College High School White Students (2011-2014)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Whale Branch Early College High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Whale Branch Early College High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.41 0.41
Whale Branch Early College High School Diversity Score (2011-2014)
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.
59%
51%
Whale Branch Early College High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2011-2014)
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%
6%
Whale Branch Early College High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2011-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 20,725 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $13,374 is higher than the state average of $9,366. The district revenue/student has grown by 23% over four years.
The district spending/student of $17,501 is higher than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has grown by 70% over four years.
School District Name Beaufort 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
8
Number of Students Managed 20,725 4,192
Beaufort 01 School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 68% 67%
Beaufort 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $265 MM $38 MM
Beaufort 01 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $346 MM $39 MM
Beaufort 01 School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $13,374 $9,366
Beaufort 01 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $17,501 $9,666
Beaufort 01 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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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