Palmetto Scholars Academy

  • Palmetto Scholars Academy serves 478 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 71% (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 77% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

School Overview

  • Palmetto Scholars Academy's student population of 478 students has grown by 51% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 36% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students478 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palmetto Scholars Academy's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palmetto Scholars Academy is 0.50, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#56 out of 1,130 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
9%
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Black
20%
34%
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White
68%
51%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.500.43
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Graduation Rate≥90%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
64%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSC Public Charter School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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