West Ashley High School



West Ashley High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Ashley High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 543
10 392
11 366
12 397

West Ashley High School is a public high school of the Charleston 01 School District located in Charleston, SC. It has 1,698 students in grades 9th through 12th. West Ashley High School is the 34th largest public high school in South Carolina and the 2,576th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.5 to 1.

Total Students: 1,698
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 125.5

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West Ashley High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 867
(51%)
7,059
(50%)
 Female 831
(49%)
7,133
(50%)

West Ashley High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 802
(47%)
5,498
(39%)
 White 741
(44%)
7,173
(51%)
 Hispanic 77
(5%)
941
(7%)
 Two or More 41
(2%)
296
(2%)
 Asian 29
(2%)
243
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 7
(0%)
17
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
24
(0%)

West Ashley High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 863
(51%)
8,274
(58%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 706
(42%)
5,565
(39%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 129
(8%)
353
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

West Ashley High School is ranked 31st out of 259 ranked schools in South Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Ashley High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (49.2%) is slightly lower than the state average of 53.7%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

West Ashley High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1999
2006 2017
2007 1943
2008 1886
2009 1906
2010 1889
2011 1861
2012 1800
2013 1759
2014 1680
2015 1698

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.2
2006 10.9
2007 14.8
2008 13.8
2009 15.1
2010 14.9
2011 14.7
2012 14.4
2013 14.7
2014 14.1
2015 13.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.38569284642321
2006 0.40257808626673
2007 0.46268656716418
2008 0.46182396606575
2009 0.52885624344176
2010 0.55690841715193
2011 0.54325631380978
2012 0.53333333333333
2013 0.52131893121092
2014 0.5047619047619
2015 0.49175500588928

Compare West Ashley High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,350.0% 13.5:1
 
1,489.4% 14.9:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 49.2%
 
State Average 53.7%
 

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West Ashley High School
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Public 09 - 12 1,698 13.5:1  
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Military Magnet Academy
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Public 09 - 12 647 15.3:1 7 miles
Charleston Collegiate School
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Private PK - 12 252 9:1 8 miles
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Private PK - 12 270 11:1 8 miles
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