Birchwood School

  • Birchwood School serves 114 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 45%) for the 2017-18 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 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Birchwood School 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 4:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Birchwood School's student population of 114 students has declined by 43% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 45% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
Total Students114 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Birchwood School 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 Birchwood School is 0.33, 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#1032 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-29%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio4:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
1%
9%
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Black
80%
34%
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White
18%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.330.62
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Graduation Rate (15-16)≤1%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
62%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDept Of Juvenile Justice School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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