1776 Kennerty Drive
Charleston, SC 29407
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
West Ashley Middle School serves 541 students in grades 6-8.
West Ashley Middle 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

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

School Overview

West Ashley Middle School's student population of 541 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
541 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

West Ashley Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West Ashley Middle School is 0.56, 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#977 out of 1149 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
9%
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Black
61%
34%
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White
26%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
6%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 541 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56 (Top 50%)

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