Birchwood School

  • Birchwood School serves 100 students in grades 5-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤20% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20-29% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

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School Overview

  • Birchwood School's student population of 100 students has declined by 48% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 28% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
Total Students100 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Birchwood School's student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Birchwood School is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#1117 out of 1,130 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Birchwood School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-29%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Birchwood School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio4:116:1
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Hispanic
1%
9%
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Black
80%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Birchwood School and the percentage of Black public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
17%
51%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Birchwood School and the percentage of White public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Birchwood School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.330.43
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Graduation Rate≤1%
84%
This chart display graduation rate of Birchwood School and public school graduation rate of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Birchwood School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDept of Juvenile Justice School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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