Palmetto Scholars Academy



Palmetto Scholars Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Palmetto Scholars Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 92
7 74
8 73
9 69
10 46
11 43
12 20

Palmetto Scholars Academy is a public high school of the Sc Public Charter School District located in North Charleston, SC. It has 417 students in grades 6th through 12th. Palmetto Scholars Academy is the 189th largest public high school in South Carolina and the 12,227th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.8 to 1.

Total Students: 417
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 26.4

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Palmetto Scholars Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 214
(51%)
7,285
(48%)
 Female 203
(49%)
7,974
(52%)

Palmetto Scholars Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 281
(67%)
11,034
(72%)
 Black 82
(20%)
2,684
(18%)
 Hispanic 26
(6%)
799
(5%)
 Asian 23
(6%)
152
(1%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
483
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
33
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
74
(0%)

Palmetto Scholars Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 369
(88%)
8,334
(55%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 35
(8%)
5,310
(35%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 13
(3%)
1,615
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Palmetto Scholars Academy is ranked 234th out of 259 ranked schools in South Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Palmetto Scholars Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (11.5%) is significantly 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.

Palmetto Scholars Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2009 N/A
2010 190
2011 232
2012 283
2013 316
2014 350
2015 417

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2009 N/A
2010 17.3
2011 15.7
2012 15.8
2013 14.6
2014 15.5
2015 15.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2009
2010 N/A
2011 0.16379310344828
2012 0.23674911660777
2013 0.19620253164557
2014 0.11428571428571
2015 0.11510791366906

Compare Palmetto Scholars Academy to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,489.4% 14.9:1
 
1,580.0% 15.8:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 11.5%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 53.7%
 

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