James Byrnes Freshman Academy

  • James Byrnes Freshman Academy serves 644 students in grades 9.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 97% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • James Byrnes Freshman Academy placed in the top 5% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

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School Overview

  • James Byrnes Freshman Academy's student population of 644 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9
Total Students644 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James Byrnes Freshman Academy is ranked within the top 5% 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 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of James Byrnes Freshman Academy is 0.56, 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)#15 out of 1142 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
97%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
11%
9%
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Black
19%
34%
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White
63%
51%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.560.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
63%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpartanburg 05 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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