Southwood Academy For The Arts

  • Southwood Academy For The Arts serves 350 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 61% (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 61% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Southwood Academy For The Arts placed in the top 30% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

Top Placements

Southwood Academy For The Arts places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Southwood Academy For The Arts's student population of 350 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students350 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southwood Academy For The Arts is ranked within the top 30% 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 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southwood Academy For The Arts is 0.46, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#236 out of 1142 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:116:1
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Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
23%
34%
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White
70%
51%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southwood Academy For The Arts.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.460.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
64%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnderson 05 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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