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Overview

Public Schools Overview South Carolina School Districts by City
Number Of Students 745,657
Number Of South Carolina Schools 1,256
Number Of South Carolina School Districts 102
Spending Per Student $11,267

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 31.6673940887825
4th Grade 32.6792817490142
5th Grade 33.2669911358078
6th Grade 36.540775342705
7th Grade 36.7094092914856
8th Grade 46.5013569526704
11th Grade 25.2883346289188

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 57.9279892425572
4th Grade 49.2581441530347
5th Grade 47.9365047951071
6th Grade 52.8756976002257
7th Grade 36.1406168353606
8th Grade 31.813003704564
11th Grade 21.2384098802825

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 52.5% 50.9%
Black 35.1% 15.6%
Hispanic 7.5% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.4% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 57.2% 50.9%
English Language Learners 5.4% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 13.3% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.49
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

South Carolina Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 4,896,146 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 161 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.3% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 19.5% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 32.8% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 26.8% 26.4%
65 Or Older 14.7% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,815,094 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 12.6% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 85.6% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 25.8% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.0% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 10.4% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.2% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.0% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.4% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.6% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 15.4% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,258 $3,920,601,000 46.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $731 $545,374,174 6.5%
Staff $555 $413,742,000 4.9%
General Administration $95 $70,467,000 0.8%
School Administration $582 $433,760,000 5.2%
Operation $895 $667,287,000 7.9%
Transportation $379 $282,933,826 3.4%
Other $320 $238,627,000 2.8%
Total Support $3,557 $2,652,191,000 31.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,452 $1,828,310,000 21.8%
Total Expenditures $11,267 $8,401,102,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%