South Carolina
Public School Ratings






South Carolina Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

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Overview

Public Schools Overview South Carolina School Districts by City
Number Of Students 799,833
Number Of South Carolina Schools 1,299
Number Of South Carolina School Districts 105
Spending Per Student $13,251

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

80 60 40 20 0
50%
51%
41%
41%
44%
44%
71%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Reading Proficiency

Math Test

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
80 60 40 20 0
57%
50%
45%
44%
35%
36%
57%
57%
50%
45%
44%
35%
36%
57%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
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    8th Grade
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Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 52.3% 49.7%
Black 34.2% 15.9%
Hispanic 11.3% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.7% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.5% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 62.2% 47.6%
English Language Learners 5.7% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 13.6% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
14.9
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

South Carolina Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 5,148,714 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 169 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.8% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 19.0% 19.2%
20-44 Years Old 31.9% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 26.2% 25.8%
65 Or Older 17.2% 15.6%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,921,862 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 11.3% 10.5%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 87.5% 88.0%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.1% 32.1%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 9.4% 14.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 12.7% 15.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.5% 12.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.2% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.1% 16.8%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.6% 13.2%
$15,000 or less 12.5% 10.3%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,019 $4,814,393,000 45.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $902 $721,243,544 6.8%
Staff $668 $534,387,000 5.0%
General Administration $99 $79,267,000 0.7%
School Administration $691 $552,631,000 5.2%
Operation $1,024 $819,202,000 7.7%
Transportation $372 $297,757,456 2.8%
Other $440 $351,562,000 3.3%
Total Support $4,196 $3,356,050,000 31.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,036 $2,428,454,000 22.9%
Total Expenditures $13,251 $10,598,897,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%