Alston 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
500 Bryan Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Phone
(843) 873-3890
District
DORCHESTER 02
County
DORCHESTER COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
777
Classroom Teachers
52

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to South Carolina

5

(10 is best)

Better than 46.8% of SC schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

4

(10 is best)

Alston Middle School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 6

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 42 41
Proficiency in Reading 42 40
Proficiency in Math 42 43

Grade 7

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 32 38
Proficiency in Reading 37 40
Proficiency in Math 27 35

Grade 8

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 42 38
Proficiency in Reading 42 39
Proficiency in Math 42.0 37

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 14.94
AVG FOR DISTRICT 16.41
AVG FOR STATE 14.80
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 6 256 32.9%
Grade 7 258 33.2%
Grade 8 263 33.8%
Total 777 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 52.2% 57.9% 52.7%
Black 36.9% 30.9% 34.6%
Hispanic 8.8% 8.9% 10.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.2% 1.7% 1.7%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.8% 0.6% 0.5%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 54.4% 42.9% 61.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 49.8% 37.1% 57.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.6% 5.8% 4.1%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 137,243 5,084,127
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 586.5 167
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.1% 5.9%
5-19 YEARS OLD 21.9% 19.0%
20-44 YEARS OLD 33.4% 32.1%
45-64 YEARS OLD 26.0% 26.3%
65 OR OLDER 12.6% 16.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 48,484 1,894,711
Single Parent Households With Children 11.6% 11.6%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 92.0% 87.1%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 30.1% 27.4%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 10.8% 8.3%
$100,000 - $149,999 16.2% 12.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 15.5% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 20.3% 18.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.6% 19.4%
$15,000 - $29,999 10.4% 16.5%
$15,000 or less 10.2% 13.2%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,045 $131,502,970 44.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $745 $19,419,170 6.6%
Staff $492 $12,824,472 4.4%
General Administration $56 $1,459,696 0.5%
School Administration $504 $13,137,264 4.5%
Operation $955 $24,893,030 8.5%
Transportation $374 $9,748,684 3.3%
Other $194 $5,056,804 1.7%
Total Support $3,321 $86,565,186 29.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,912 $75,904,192 25.8%
Total Expenditures $11,278 $293,972,348 100.0%
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%