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: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
1776 Kennerty Drive
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone
(843) 763-1546
District
CHARLESTON 01
County
CHARLESTON COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
584
Classroom Teachers
47

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to South Carolina

3

(10 is best)

Better than 26.1% 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 27 41
Proficiency in Reading 32 39
Proficiency in Math 22 42

Grade 7

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 27 35
Proficiency in Reading 32 36
Proficiency in Math 22 34

Grade 8

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 27 38
Proficiency in Reading 27 40
Proficiency in Math 27.0 35

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 12.56
AVG FOR DISTRICT 14.81
AVG FOR STATE 15.18
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 6 214 36.6%
Grade 7 156 26.7%
Grade 8 214 36.6%
Total 584 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 30.0% 49.1% 53.3%
Black 61.6% 39.6% 35.2%
Hispanic 5.6% 9.3% 9.4%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.3% 1.6% 1.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.5% 0.4% 0.5%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 100.0% 56.3% 66.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 100.0% 54.8% 63.1%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 1.5% 3.2%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 387,847 5,024,369
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 393.8 165
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.1% 5.9%
5-19 YEARS OLD 16.6% 19.2%
20-44 YEARS OLD 36.8% 32.2%
45-64 YEARS OLD 25.7% 26.4%
65 OR OLDER 15.0% 16.3%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 154,049 1,871,307
Single Parent Households With Children 9.4% 11.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.0% 86.5%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 41.9% 27.0%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 13.5% 7.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 13.9% 11.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.8% 11.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.0% 18.3%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.2% 19.9%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.9% 17.1%
$15,000 or less 12.6% 14.0%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,083 $292,494,972 39.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $815 $39,188,460 5.2%
Staff $814 $39,140,376 5.2%
General Administration $151 $7,260,684 1.0%
School Administration $813 $39,092,292 5.2%
Operation $1,177 $56,594,868 7.5%
Transportation $538 $25,869,192 3.4%
Other $437 $21,012,708 2.8%
Total Support $4,745 $228,158,580 30.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,763 $229,024,092 30.6%
Total Expenditures $15,591 $749,677,644 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,533 $4,267,597,209 45.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $810 $624,827,308 6.7%
Staff $611 $471,133,701 5.0%
General Administration $103 $79,360,510 0.8%
School Administration $647 $498,964,119 5.3%
Operation $975 $752,315,821 8.0%
Transportation $436 $336,482,498 3.6%
Other $391 $301,661,896 3.2%
Total Support $3,974 $3,064,745,977 32.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,623 $2,023,206,067 21.6%
Total Expenditures $12,130 $9,355,634,652 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%