Bethune-bowman Middle/high

  • Bethune-bowman Middle/high serves 359 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Bethune-bowman Middle/high 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Bethune-bowman Middle/high places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Bethune-bowman Middle/high's student population of 359 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students359 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bethune-bowman Middle/high is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Bethune-bowman Middle/high is 0.25, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank#968 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
5%
9%
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Black
86%
34%
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White
9%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.250.62
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Graduation Rate≥90%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOrangeburg 05 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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