The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy

1731 Shivers Road
Columbia, SC 29210
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Serving 110 students in grades 5-12, The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy ranks 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%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%).
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 110 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 5:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • : ≤1% (Btm 50% in SC)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy's student population of 110 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
110 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,095 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy is 0.44, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
#1085 out of 1095 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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≤5%
39%
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10-14%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
7%
12%
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Black
71%
32%
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White
22%
48%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
n/a
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.44
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≤1%
85%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
60%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy's ranking?
The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy is ranked #1085 out of 1,095 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in South Carolina.
What schools are The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy often compared to?
The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Empowerment And Enrichment Academy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).
What is the graduation rate of The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy?
The graduation rate of The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy is 1%, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 85%.
How many students attend The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy?
110 students attend The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
71% of The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy students are Black, 22% of students are White, and 7% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy?
The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy has a student ration of 5:1, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy offer ?
The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy offers enrollment in grades 5-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy part of?
The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy is part of Dept Of Juvenile Justice School District.

School Reviews

5   12/13/2006
The quality of the academic process was a tremendously great structured program i am a former student there and it was amazing how well the teachers and students could communicate it was a great success. the level of parent involvment was not to great but if they had something they wanted to share with the parents they would it was awsome. i would recommend this school but it is a school only for those who are in a lock up facility. other than that it is a great school. the teachers really were darling. Love Katelynn
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 110 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 5:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • : ≤1% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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