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 66%.

School Overview

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

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less 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 15:1 16:1
Whale Branch Early College High School Student Teacher Ratio (2011-2014)
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)
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.
0.41 0.42
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.
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Whale Branch Early College High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2011-2014)
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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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 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $14,092 is higher than the state average of $11,514. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,485 is higher than the state average of $11,294. The district spending/student has declined by 28% over four years.
School District Name Beaufort 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
29
6
Number of Students Managed 20,604 3,454
Beaufort 01 School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 68% 66%
Beaufort 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue $288 MM $40 MM
Beaufort 01 School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $255 MM $39 MM
Beaufort 01 School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $14,092 $11,514
Beaufort 01 School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $12,485 $11,294
Beaufort 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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