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Buist Academy School

Serves grades 1 - 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 2018 – 2019 school year [note on school closures TBD].
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
103 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone
(843) 724-7750
District
CHARLESTON 01
County
CHARLESTON COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
Yes
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
542
Classroom Teachers
39

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to South Carolina

10

(10 is best)

Better than 100.0% of SC schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

10

(10 is best)

Buist Academy School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

100 80 60 40 20 0
95%
54%
95%
50%
95%
57%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 4

100 80 60 40 20 0
84%
51%
84%
51%
84%
50%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 5

100 80 60 40 20 0
84%
43%
84%
41%
84%
45%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 6

100 80 60 40 20 0
95%
43%
95%
41%
95%
44%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 7

100 80 60 40 20 0
95%
40%
95%
44%
95%
36%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 8

100 80 60 40 20 0
90%
41%
84%
45%
95%
37%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
14
13
14
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 1 73 13.5%
Grade 2 50 9.2%
Grade 3 76 14.0%
Grade 4 81 14.9%
Grade 5 82 15.1%
Grade 6 76 14.0%
Grade 7 54 10.0%
Grade 8 50 9.2%
Total 542 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 79.2% 50.7% 51.5%
Black 13.7% 35.6% 34.3%
Hispanic 2.3% 11.9% 12.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.4% 1.6% 1.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 0.3% 0.4%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 8.9% 55.4% 62.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 8.1% 54.8% 58.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.7% 0.6% 3.5%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 407,543 5,118,425
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 413.8 168
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.8% 5.7%
5-19 YEARS OLD 16.3% 18.8%
20-44 YEARS OLD 36.3% 31.8%
45-64 YEARS OLD 25.1% 26.0%
65 OR OLDER 16.4% 17.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 163,411 1,961,481
Single Parent Households With Children 7.8% 11.0%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 92.4% 88.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 45.3% 29.0%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 18.3% 10.3%
$100,000 - $149,999 15.5% 13.4%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.5% 12.4%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.7% 18.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 15.7% 18.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.2% 14.9%
$15,000 or less 10.1% 12.2%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,356 $316,331,764 34.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $883 $43,946,027 4.7%
Staff $822 $40,910,118 4.4%
General Administration $41 $2,040,529 0.2%
School Administration $838 $41,706,422 4.5%
Operation $1,217 $60,568,873 6.5%
Transportation $529 $26,327,801 2.8%
Other $562 $27,970,178 3.0%
Total Support $4,892 $243,469,948 26.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $7,450 $370,779,050 39.8%
Total Expenditures $18,698 $930,580,762 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,363 $4,879,592,115 45.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $952 $729,888,608 6.8%
Staff $684 $524,524,930 4.9%
General Administration $98 $75,022,613 0.7%
School Administration $729 $559,092,146 5.2%
Operation $1,084 $830,863,520 7.7%
Transportation $392 $300,609,320 2.8%
Other $469 $359,810,794 3.3%
Total Support $4,408 $3,379,757,066 31.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,269 $2,506,400,191 23.3%
Total Expenditures $14,040 $10,765,806,807 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,549 $372,153,103,143 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $792 $39,020,154,935 5.2%
Staff $618 $30,487,652,661 4.1%
General Administration $258 $12,720,931,842 1.7%
School Administration $730 $35,978,592,512 4.8%
Operation $1,169 $57,607,988,317 7.7%
Transportation $527 $26,002,463,553 3.5%
Other $459 $22,633,739,814 3.0%
Total Support $4,553 $224,451,138,461 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,074 $151,519,765,183 20.3%
Total Expenditures $15,176 $748,124,887,521 100.0%