West Ashley High School

  • West Ashley High School serves 1,680 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
  • West Ashley High School operates within the Charleston 01 School District.
  • Charleston 01 School District's 54% graduation rate is lower than the SC state average of 66%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1680 students has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 120 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,680 students
West Ashley High School Total Students (2001-2015)
Gender % West Ashley High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 120 teachers
West Ashley High School Total Teachers (2001-2015)
Students by Grade West Ashley High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
West Ashley High School Student Teacher Ratio (2002-2014)
Asian
1%
1%
West Ashley High School Asian Students (2001-2015)
Hispanic
5%
8%
West Ashley High School Black Students (2001-2015)
Black
50%
35%
West Ashley High School Black Students (2001-2015)
White
42%
52%
West Ashley High School White Students (2001-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
West Ashley High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
3%
West Ashley High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.58 0.42
West Ashley High School Diversity Score (2001-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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West Ashley High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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West Ashley High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2014)

District Comparison

  • Charleston 01 School District's student population of 46,721 students has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 54% has decreased from 96% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $15,857 is higher than the state average of $11,514. The district revenue/student has grown by 30% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $15,392 is higher than the state average of $11,294. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Charleston 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
78
6
Number of Students Managed 46,721 3,454
Charleston 01 School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 54% 66%
Charleston 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue $707 MM $40 MM
Charleston 01 School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $687 MM $39 MM
Charleston 01 School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $15,857 $11,514
Charleston 01 School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $15,392 $11,294
Charleston 01 School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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