Buist Academy

  • Buist Academy serves 486 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 92% (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 94% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Buist Academy placed in the top 1% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

Top Placements

Buist Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Buist Academy's student population of 486 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students486 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Buist Academy is ranked within the top 1% 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 stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Buist Academy is 0.32, 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 School Rank (16-17)#4 out of 1142 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
1%
9%
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Black
8%
34%
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White
82%
51%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.320.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
63%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharleston 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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