1508 Grays Highway
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Polaris Technical Charter School serves 290 students in grades 5-12.
Polaris Technical Charter School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower 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 30-34% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 290 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Polaris Technical Charter School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

Polaris Technical Charter School's student population of 290 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 120% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
290 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Polaris Technical Charter School is ranked within the bottom 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 Polaris Technical Charter School is 0.67, which is more 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
#905 out of 1095 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Hispanic
30%
11%
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Black
39%
33%
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White
30%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
59%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Polaris Technical Charter School's ranking?

Polaris Technical Charter School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for: Most diverse schools (Top 10%), Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend Polaris Technical Charter School?

290 students attend Polaris Technical Charter School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

39% of Polaris Technical Charter School students are Black, 30% of students are Hispanic, 30% of students are White, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Polaris Technical Charter School?

Polaris Technical Charter School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Polaris Technical Charter School offer ?

Polaris Technical Charter School offers enrollment in grades 5-12 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Polaris Technical Charter School part of?

Polaris Technical Charter School is part of South Carolina Public Charter School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 290 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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