West Ashley High School

  • West Ashley High School serves 1,713 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 65-69% (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 66% (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 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

Top Placements

West Ashley High School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • West Ashley High School's student population of 1,713 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,713 students
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Total Classroom Teachers110 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Ashley High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Ashley High School is 0.60, 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#81 out of 1,130 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
9%
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Black
46%
34%
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White
44%
51%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.600.62
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Graduation Rate
79%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
64%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharleston 01 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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