West Ashley Middle School

Serves grades 6 - 8

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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:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
1776 William Kennerty Drive
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone
(843) 763-1546
District
CHARLESTON 01
County
CHARLESTON COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
Yes
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
610
Classroom Teachers
44

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to South Carolina

3

(10 is best)

Better than 22.9% of SC schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

2

(10 is best)

West Ashley Middle School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 6

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 32 41
Proficiency in Reading 32 40
Proficiency in Math 32 43

Grade 7

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 22 38
Proficiency in Reading 22 40
Proficiency in Math 22 35

Grade 8

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 30 38
Proficiency in Reading 27 39
Proficiency in Math 32.0 37

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 13.86
AVG FOR DISTRICT 14.48
AVG FOR STATE 14.80
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 6 218 35.7%
Grade 7 199 32.6%
Grade 8 193 31.6%
Total 610 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 29.7% 49.7% 52.7%
Black 61.0% 38.2% 34.6%
Hispanic 8.1% 10.1% 10.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.9% 1.6% 1.7%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 0.3% 0.5%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 100.0% 57.2% 61.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 100.0% 55.8% 57.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 1.4% 4.1%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 394,708 5,084,127
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 400.8 167
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.0% 5.9%
5-19 YEARS OLD 16.5% 19.0%
20-44 YEARS OLD 36.6% 32.1%
45-64 YEARS OLD 25.5% 26.3%
65 OR OLDER 15.4% 16.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 156,482 1,894,711
Single Parent Households With Children 9.4% 11.6%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.5% 87.1%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 42.8% 27.4%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 14.8% 8.3%
$100,000 - $149,999 14.6% 12.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.9% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.1% 18.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.4% 19.4%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.8% 16.5%
$15,000 or less 11.3% 13.2%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,716 $277,517,516 37.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $825 $40,054,575 5.4%
Staff $776 $37,675,576 5.1%
General Administration $76 $3,689,876 0.5%
School Administration $769 $37,335,719 5.0%
Operation $1,192 $57,872,792 7.8%
Transportation $504 $24,469,704 3.3%
Other $458 $22,236,358 3.0%
Total Support $4,600 $223,334,600 30.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,940 $239,841,940 32.4%
Total Expenditures $15,256 $740,694,056 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,669 $4,426,637,206 44.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $900 $702,362,511 7.0%
Staff $637 $497,250,296 4.9%
General Administration $98 $76,483,828 0.8%
School Administration $664 $518,237,477 5.2%
Operation $1,004 $783,984,138 7.8%
Transportation $389 $303,374,162 3.0%
Other $433 $338,055,734 3.4%
Total Support $4,124 $3,219,922,703 32.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,081 $2,405,327,837 23.9%
Total Expenditures $12,874 $10,051,872,853 100.0%
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%