109 Hinton Street
Chester, SC 29706
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Academy For Teaching And Learning serves 346 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Academy For Teaching And Learning placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Academy For Teaching And Learning ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

Academy For Teaching And Learning's student population of 346 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
346 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Academy For Teaching And Learning is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Academy For Teaching And Learning is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#872 out of 1149 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
n/a
9%
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Black
14%
34%
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White
85%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 346 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.26 (Btm 50%)

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