7499 Dorchester Road
North Charleston, SC 29418
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Palmetto Scholars Academy serves 516 students in grades 6-12.
Palmetto Scholars Academy placed in the top 10% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (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 76% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Palmetto Scholars Academy's student population of 516 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
516 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Palmetto Scholars Academy is ranked within the top 10% 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 Palmetto Scholars Academy is 0.56, 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
#112 out of 1149 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
11%
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Black
18%
33%
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White
63%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
84%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 516 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 76% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56

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