Palmetto Scholars Academy

Palmetto Scholars Academy serves 509 students in grades 6-12.
Palmetto Scholars Academy placed in the top 5% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 78% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Palmetto Scholars Academy's student population of 509 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students509 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

Palmetto Scholars 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 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Palmetto Scholars Academy is 0.50, 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 Testing Rank
#42 out of 1142 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
9%
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Black
18%
34%
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White
68%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.500.62
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSc Public Charter School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Palmetto Scholars Academy is Academic Magnet High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Malcolm C. Hursey Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Prestige Preparatory Academy (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Charleston Prestige Preparatory Academy Charter School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 61 students
    0.1 miles
    415 Avenue F
    Charleston, SC 29423
    (843) 900-7722
    0.1 K-5 61
  • North Charleston Chicora Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 8% | Reading: 4%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 562 students
    0.9 miles
    3100 Carner Avenue
    North Charleston, SC 29405
    (843) 746-2210
    0.9 PK-5 562
  • North Charleston Academic Magnet High School Magnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 664 students
    1.0 miles
    5109-a West Enterprise Street
    North Charleston, SC 29405
    (843) 746-1300
    1 9-12 664
  • North Charleston North Charleston High School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 609 students
    1.0 miles
    1087 East Montague Avenue
    North Charleston, SC 29405
    (843) 745-7140
    1 9-12 609
  • Charleston Malcolm C. Hursey Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 365 students
    1.1 miles
    4542 Simms Street
    Charleston, SC 29406
    (843) 745-7105
    1.1 PK-8 365

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