698 Concord Church Road
Pickens, SC 29671
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Youth Leadership Academy serves 195 students in grades 6-8.
Youth Leadership 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 55-59% (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 55-59% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

School Overview

Youth Leadership Academy's student population of 195 students has grown by 36% over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
195 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
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School Rankings

Youth Leadership 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 Youth Leadership Academy is 0.19, 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
#328 out of 1149 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
11%
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Black
2%
33%
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White
90%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
3%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 195 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.19

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