501 Bulldog Boulevard
Cayce, SC 29033
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy serves 431 students in grades 6-8.
Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower 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 31% (which is lower 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 72% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 431 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy's student population of 431 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
431 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy is 0.71, which is more 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
#916 out of 1149 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
22%
11%
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Black
40%
33%
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White
28%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

30% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 31% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy?

431 students attend Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

40% of Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy students are Black, 28% of students are White, 22% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy?

Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy offer ?

Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).

School Reviews

5   4/15/2016
Very nice people, when I came here I didn't have many problems with making new friends. However, most people are judgmental, and too hood for such a good school; makes the rep. bad. Most of the behavior is very bad, the kids are too immature for their age and the teachers don't do enough to punish.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - rylee

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 431 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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