York Preparatory Academy serves 1,667 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
York Preparatory Academy placed in the top 30% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher 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 58% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

York Preparatory Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

York Preparatory Academy's student population of 1,667 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 100 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,667 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
100 teachers
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School Rankings

York Preparatory Academy is ranked within the top 30% 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 York Preparatory Academy is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#304 out of 1149 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
19%
33%
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White
71%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.46
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
84%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
8 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volley Ball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Beta Club, Disc Golf Club, FCA, Future Business Leaders of America, Girls Pursuing Success, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Running/ Track Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Percussion and Drum Line, Theater/ Play

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Development Soccer (K5-5th Grade), Girls on the Run
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • York Preparatory Academy is a freepublic charter school founded in 2010. Located on our43-acrecampus in Rock Hill, South Carolina, York Prep provides education to students in Kindergarten through 12th gradewho live in South Carolina regardless of the assigned school district.
  • York Preparatory Academy exists so that its students possess the knowledge, skills, character, and determination necessary to excel in their chosen post-secondary pursuits and in life.We strongly believe in the potential of all students and believe that through a strong partnership with the community and families, we can help each child grow and succeed.
  • York Preparatory Academyis authorizedby the South Carolina Public Charter School District and must meet state education standards. According to SC Law: "A charter school is defined asa public, nonreligious, non home based, nonprofit corporation forming a school that operates within a public school district or the SC Public Charter School District, but is accountable to the school board of trustees of that district which grants its charter.
  • York Preparatory Academy is committed to the recruitment and ongoing development of an excellent certified teaching staff who build and utilize effective lines of communication home. Working together we can help all students succeed.
Profile last updated: 01/20/2022

School Reviews

4   8/26/2019
York Prep is a wonderful school! My kids have been here for 9 years and I appreciate how the teachers and administrators. They care about the kids and provide support when they need it and push to challenge them. I appreciate the focus on character and behavior expectations as well!
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,667 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.46

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