Bridges Preparatory School

  • Bridges Preparatory School serves 583 students in grades Kindergarten-9.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 51% (which is higher 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 51% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Bridges Preparatory School placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

School Overview

  • Bridges Preparatory School's student population of 583 students has grown by 33% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 27% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-9
Total Students583 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bridges Preparatory School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bridges Preparatory School is 0.42, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#381 out of 1142 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Bridges Preparatory 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)
51%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Bridges Preparatory 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 Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
9%
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Black
11%
34%
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White
75%
51%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Bridges Preparatory 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
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bridges Preparatory School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.420.62
This chart display the diversity score of Bridges Preparatory School and the public school average diversity score of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Bridges Preparatory 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.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Bridges Preparatory School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSc Public Charter School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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