Sc Connections Academy



Sc Connections Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Sc Connections Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 127
1 105
2 155
3 152
4 157
5 189
6 255
7 322
8 406
9 476
10 410
11 508
12 386

Sc Connections Academy is a public high school of the Sc Public Charter School District located in Columbia, SC. It has 3,648 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th. Sc Connections Academy is the 2nd largest public high school in South Carolina and the 84th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 34.0 to 1.

Total Students: 3,648
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 34:1
Full Time Teachers: 107.4

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Sc Connections Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 2,017
(55%)
7,974
(52%)
 Male 1,631
(45%)
7,285
(48%)

Sc Connections Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 2,814
(77%)
11,034
(72%)
 Black 400
(11%)
2,684
(18%)
 Hispanic 189
(5%)
799
(5%)
 Two or More 182
(5%)
483
(3%)
 Asian 32
(1%)
152
(1%)
 American Indian 26
(1%)
74
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 5
(0%)
33
(0%)

Sc Connections Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 2,237
(61%)
8,334
(55%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,069
(29%)
5,310
(35%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 342
(9%)
1,615
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Sc Connections Academy is ranked 6th out of 259 ranked schools in South Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Sc Connections Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (38.7%) is 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.

Sc Connections Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2008 560
2009 1618
2010 2443
2011 2794
2012 2980
2013 3331
2014 3457
2015 3648

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2008 43.1
2009 51
2010 49.6
2011 40.5
2012 39.2
2013 42.5
2014 37.8
2015 34

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2008 0.51785714285714
2009 0.50185414091471
2010 0.48546868604175
2011 0.49391553328561
2012 0.4244966442953
2013 0.43290303212249
2014 0.41538906566387
2015 0.38678728070175

Compare Sc Connections Academy to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,489.4% 14.9:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
3,400.0% 34.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 38.7%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 53.7%
 

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Public KG - 12 3,648 34:1  
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