Discovery Charter Of Lancaster

302 West Dunlap Street
Lancaster, SC 29720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Discovery Charter Of Lancaster serves 109 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Discovery Charter Of Lancaster placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-49% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-49% (which is approximately equal to the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 109 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Discovery Charter Of Lancaster ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

Discovery Charter Of Lancaster's student population of 109 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
109 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
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School Rankings

Discovery Charter Of Lancaster is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,095 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Discovery Charter Of Lancaster is 0.52, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#470 out of 1095 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-49%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-49%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
15%
12%
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Black
17%
32%
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White
66%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Discovery Charter Of Lancaster's ranking?
Discovery Charter Of Lancaster is ranked #470 out of 1,095 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in South Carolina.
What schools are Discovery Charter Of Lancaster often compared to?
Discovery Charter Of Lancasteris often viewed alongside schools like Brooklyn Springs Elementary School, North Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 40-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).
How many students attend Discovery Charter Of Lancaster?
109 students attend Discovery Charter Of Lancaster.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
66% of Discovery Charter Of Lancaster students are White, 17% of students are Black, 15% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Discovery Charter Of Lancaster?
Discovery Charter Of Lancaster has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the South Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Discovery Charter Of Lancaster offer ?
Discovery Charter Of Lancaster offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Discovery Charter Of Lancaster part of?
Discovery Charter Of Lancaster is part of Lancaster 01 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 109 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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