Charleston Development Academy

  • Charleston Development Academy serves 183 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the South Carolina state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Charleston Development Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Charleston Development Academy's student population of 183 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students183 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Charleston Development Academy 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 11:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Charleston Development Academy is 0.12, 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)#543 out of 1142 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
9%
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Black
94%
34%
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White
1%
51%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.120.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
63%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
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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