York Preparatory Academy

  • York Preparatory Academy serves 1,621 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 54% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 53% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

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

School News

School Overview

  • York Preparatory Academy's student population of 1,621 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 89 teachers has grown by 41% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2018)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students1,621 students
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Total Classroom Teachers89 teachers
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School Comparison

  • York Preparatory Academy's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of York Preparatory Academy is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#414 out of 1,130 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
18%
34%
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White
75%
51%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in York Preparatory Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.410.43
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Graduation Rate90-94%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
64%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in York Preparatory Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSC Public Charter School District

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, 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: 2016-2017 (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.

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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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