Buist Academy

  • Buist Academy serves 473 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 93% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 95% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Buist Academy placed in the top 1% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Buist Academy's student population of 473 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students473 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Buist Academy is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,130 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Buist Academy is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rankn/a
32%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
93%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
95%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
6%
1%
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Hispanic
1%
9%
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Black
10%
34%
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White
81%
52%
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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 Buist Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.330.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharleston 01 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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