Whale Branch Early College High School

  • Whale Branch Early College High School serves 530 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
  • Whale Branch Early College High School operates within the Beaufort 01 School District.
  • Beaufort 01 School District's 68% graduation rate is higher than the SC state average of 67%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 530 students has grown by 7% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students530 students
Whale Branch Early College High School Total Students (2011-2015)
Gender %Whale Branch Early College High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Whale Branch Early College High School Total Teachers (2011-2015)
Students by GradeWhale Branch Early College High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
Whale Branch Early College High School Student Teacher Ratio (2011-2015)
Hispanic
5%
8%
Whale Branch Early College High School Black Students (2011-2015)
Black
75%
35%
Whale Branch Early College High School Black Students (2011-2015)
White
18%
52%
Whale Branch Early College High School White Students (2011-2015)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Whale Branch Early College High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsWhale Branch Early College High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownSC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.410.61
Whale Branch Early College High School Diversity Score (2011-2015)
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.
80%
50%
Whale Branch Early College High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2011-2015)
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.
n/a
5%
Whale Branch Early College High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2011-2014)

District Comparison

  • Beaufort 01 School District's student population of 20,604 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 97% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,944 is higher than the state average of $9,366. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $16,938 is higher than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has grown by 33% over four years.
School District NameBeaufort 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
29
6
Number of Students Managed20,6043,454
Beaufort 01 School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate68%67%
Beaufort 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue$265 MM$38 MM
Beaufort 01 School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$346 MM$39 MM
Beaufort 01 School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$12,944$9,366
Beaufort 01 School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$16,938$9,666
Beaufort 01 School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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