103 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Buist Academy serves 542 students in grades 1-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 91% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 91% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Buist Academy's student population of 542 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 44% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 1-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
542 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Buist Academy is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Buist Academy is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#5 out of 1149 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
2%
11%
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Black
13%
33%
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White
76%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.41
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 1-8
  • Students: 542 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 91% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 91% (Top 1%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.41

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