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Palmetto Scholars Academmy

Principal: Corrigan Rutherford

Phone:
843-300-4118
School Address:
7499 Dorchester Road North Charleston, SC 29418
Serving Grades: 6-12
Student Enrollment: 491

2021-2022 Overall Rating

Excellent
81 out of 100
School performance substantially exceeds the criteria to ensure all students meet the Profile of the SC Graduate

Support Status: TBD (DEC 2022)

Academic Achievement

Questions about what your child should be learning in school?

This indicator displays the End-of-Course test results for students in the four-year on-time graduation cohort file (includes graduates and non-graduates).

NOTE: Additional Achievement results disaggregated across subgroups can be found in the Download Data section of this website.

Overall Student Performance

End-of-Course Assessment Results in English 1 and Algebra 1

English - Scoring C or Higher

School 93.1%    (67 / 72)
93.1%
District 56.6%    (876 / 1549)
56.6%
State 58.0%    (32072 / 55309)
58.0%

Algebra - Scoring C or Higher

School 83.3%    (60 / 72)
83.3%
District 38.4%    (568 / 1481)
38.4%
State 44.3%    (23342 / 52725)
44.3%


Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Prime instructional time 95.2 Up from 92.0

Academic Achievement

Details Student Performance across District and State

End-of-Course Assessment Results in English 1 and Algebra 1

English


Not TestedFDCBA
Our School 2.8 1.4 2.8 15.3 25.0 52.8
Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 13.2 12.9 17.4 20.2 18.4 17.9
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 6.5 17.4 18.1 21.3 18.9 17.8

Algebra


Not TestedFDCBA
Our School 2.8 2.8 11.1 33.3 33.3 16.7
Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 14.5 25.8 21.3 20.1 11.7 6.5
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 8.1 24.4 23.2 20.5 14.1 9.7

Academic Achievement

Participation Rate by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Homeless Data N/A 94.3 95.8
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Foster Data N/A 97.1 93.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Military Connected Data N/A 99.0 97.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Migrant Data N/A Data N/A 99.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Female 96.3 97.4 98.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Male 100.0 97.8 98.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 98.4 97.1 98.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged Data N/A 98.1 98.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 98.6 97.5 98.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled Data N/A 98.1 97.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
English Learner Data N/A 97.2 98.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 100.0 97.6 98.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Hispanic Data N/A 97.2 98.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
American Indian Data N/A 95.6 97.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander Data N/A 98.2 98.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American Data N/A 97.7 98.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 98.6 97.6 98.5

Preparing for Success

Questions about what your child should be learning in school?

This indicator displays the End-of-Course test results for students in the four-year on-time graduation cohort file (includes graduates and non-graduates) .

Overall Student Performance

End-of-Course Assessment Results in Biology and US History and the Constitution

Biology - Scoring C or Higher

School 85.9%    (61 / 71)
85.9%
District 46.6%    (537 / 1152)
46.6%
State 47.0%    (18371 / 39120)
47.0%

US History and the Constitution - Scoring C or Higher

NOTE: EOCEP scores in US History and the Constitution, and the corresponding SC ALT assessment in Social Studies, have been excluded from the Preparing for Success indicator rating for High Schools for the 2021-22 school year.
School 45.6%    (31 / 68)
45.6%
District 38.4%    (421 / 1095)
38.4%
State 37.8%    (20635 / 54594)
37.8%



Additional Information

High School Civics Exam

  School
  % N
Percentage of students enrolled in a US Government course who score at or above the designated passing score on the civics test Data N/A 66

Preparing for Success

Details Student Performance across District and State

End-of-Course Assessment

Biology

Note: Results from alternate assessments were included in the calculations where available.


Not TestedFDCBA
Our School 1.4 2.8 9.9 7.0 23.9 54.9
Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 20.1 20.1 13.3 15.7 13.1 17.8
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 11.7 25.2 16.2 16.0 13.2 17.8

US History and the Constitution


Not TestedFDCBA
Our School 0.0 30.9 23.5 22.1 7.4 16.2
Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 11.1 31.2 19.3 13.4 11.3 13.7
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 5.8 40.1 16.3 13.6 10.3 13.9

English Learners' Progress

English Learners - EL

The goal is that students who are learning the English language will become proficient in English within at least five years of their initial enrollment in public schools.

Percent of EL Students who met progress toward proficiency target

District 60.0%    (735 / 1225)
60.0%
State 54.3%    (33790 / 62238)
54.3%

Percent of EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target Data N/A
Number of EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target Data N/A
Number of EL Students included in Accountability Calculation Data N/A
Number of EL Students in EL Subgroup Data N/A

Graduation Rate

On-Time Graduation Rate

School 98.6%    (71 / 72)
98.6%
District 71.7%    (1164 / 1623)
71.7%
State 83.8%    (49072 / 58534)
83.8%

School Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate

2019 2020 2021 2022
School 100.0 100.0 95.5 98.6
District 72.3 71.2 75.9 71.7
State 81.1 82.2 83.3 83.8

Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Annual Dropout Rate 0.4 Up from 0.0
Dropout Recovery Rate N/AV N/A

HDS
ALL STUDENTS 98.6 71.7 83.8
HDS
African American 90.0 58.6 79.8
HDS
Asian Pacific Islander Data N/A 81.8 93.6
DS
American Indian 60.0 76.9
HDS
Hispanic Data N/A 61.9 80.1
HDS
Caucasian 100.0 78.9 86.9
DS
English Learner 52.2 78.0
DS
Disabled 59.4 57.9
HDS
Not Disabled 98.6 73.4 87.8
HDS
Economically Disadvantaged 100.0 58.2 76.4
HDS
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 98.4 83.0 92.6
HDS
Male 100.0 70.8 79.5
HDS
Female 96.3 72.6 88.4
DS
Migrant Data N/A 81.1
HDS
Military Connected Data N/A 100.0 92.6
DS
Foster 28.6 42.3
DS
Homeless 32.4 62.9

College and Career Readiness

Students in the graduation cohort who are college OR career ready

School 97.2%    (70 / 72)
97.2%
District 57.4%    (931 / 1622)
57.4%
State 65.8%    (38486 / 58486)
65.8%

Students in the graduation cohort who are college AND career ready

School 50.0%    (36 / 72)
50.0%
District 29.5%    (478 / 1622)
29.5%
State 29.0%    (16977 / 58486)
29.0%

Students in the graduation cohort who are college ready

School 95.8%    (69 / 72)
95.8%
District 36.6%    (593 / 1622)
36.6%
State 32.0%    (18725 / 58486)
32.0%

Students in the graduation cohort who are career ready

School 51.4%    (37 / 72)
51.4%
District 50.3%    (816 / 1622)
50.3%
State 62.8%    (36738 / 58486)
62.8%

Note: The new CCR results (as of 2020) cannot be compared to that of previous years because the cohort of students measured has changed from graduates to all students in the four year on-time graduation cohort (graduates and non graduates).


Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Percentage of Students from prior year graduating class enrolled in a two- or four-year college or technical college pursuing an associates degree, certificate, or diploma in Fall following graduation 81.0 Up from 60.0
Number of students in the graduation cohort who have completed FAFSA forms 53 Down from 55
Percent of students in the graduation cohort completing college applications 90.3 Down from 95.5
Percent of students in the graduation cohort eligible for LIFE scholarship 27.8 N/A
Percent of students in the graduation cohort eligible for Palmetto Fellows scholarship 23.6 Up from 11.9

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Number
Students enrolled in CTE courses 76
CTE completers Data N/A
Total students earning national or state credential Data N/A
Industry Credentials earned by Career Cluster
(A student may have earned multiple credentials)
Agriculture Food and National Resources Data N/A
Architecture & Construction Data N/A
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Data N/A
Business Management & Administration Data N/A
Education & Training Data N/A
Finance Data N/A
Government & Public Administration Data N/A
Health Science Data N/A
Hospitality & Tourism Data N/A
Human Services Data N/A
Information Technology Data N/A
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Data N/A
Manufacturing Data N/A
Marketing Data N/A
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Data N/A
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Data N/A
Other * Data N/A

College and Career Readiness Details

College Ready

Students in the graduation cohort who are college ready 95.8%    (69 / 72)
95.8%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved an ACT composite score of 20 or higher 31.9%    (23 / 72)
31.9%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved an SAT score of 1020 or higher 56.9%    (41 / 72)
56.9%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned an Advanced Placement (AP) score of three or higher 54.2%    (39 / 72)
54.2%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned an International Baccalaureate (IB) score of four or higher 0.0%    (0 / 72)
0.0%
Students in the graduation cohort who completed six hours of dual credit course work with a grade of C or higher 90.3%    (65 / 72)
90.3%
Students in the graduation cohort who scored a C or higher in any Advanced Level (A) Cambridge International Exam 0.0%    (0 / 72)
0.0%

Career Ready

Students in the graduation cohort who are career ready 51.4%    (37 / 72)
51.4%
Students in the graduation cohort who have completed Career and Technical Education (CTE) with certification 0.0%    (0 / 72)
0.0%
Students in the graduation cohort who completed a state-approved work-based learning experience 0.0%    (0 / 72)
0.0%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned a platinum, gold, or silver certificate on the career readiness assessment 51.4%    (37 / 72)
51.4%
Students in the graduation cohort who took the ASVAB and scored 31 or higher 0.0%    (0 / 72)
0.0%
Students in the graduation cohort with a disability who successfully completed the South Carolina High School Employability Credential 0.0%    (0 / 72)
0.0%


The ACT

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students During the 2021-2022 School Year

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students During the 2021-2022 School Year


CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
H 24.90 24.90 25.70 23.50 25.10
CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
D 19.30 18.80 19.90 18.60 19.50
CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
S 18.50 17.30 19.10 18.20 18.80


Writing
H 6.70
Writing
D 6.40
Writing
S 5.80

Percent of Students Meeting ACT College-Ready Benchmarks

English Benchmark Score: 18 Math Benchmark Score: 22 Reading Benchmark Score: 22 Science Benchmark Score: 23 All 4 Subjects
81.10 56.80 70.30 73.00 54.10

ACT® benchmarks are scores on the ACT subject-area tests that represent the level of achievement required for students to have a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in corresponding credit-bearing first-year college courses. The ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc.


Career Readiness Assessment

Percent of Students Earning Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze Ready to Work (R2W) Certificate


Students who received a bronze CertificateStudents who received a silver CertificateStudents who received a gold CertificateStudents who received a platinum Certificate
Our School Data N/A Data N/A 50.0 Data N/A
Students who received a bronze CertificateStudents who received a silver CertificateStudents who received a gold CertificateStudents who received a platinum Certificate
Our District 28.0 27.5 18.3 9.9
Students who received a bronze CertificateStudents who received a silver CertificateStudents who received a gold CertificateStudents who received a platinum Certificate
Statewide 28.4 25.8 13.8 9.8


Percent and Number of Students Taking Career Readiness Assessment and Earning Ready to Work (R2W) Certificate


  Total number of students who tested on all three tests. Students who did NOT receive a Certificate Students who DID receive a Certificate Students who received a bronze Certificate Students who received a silver Certificate Students who received a gold Certificate Students who received a platinum Certificate
N % N % N % N % N % N % N
Our School 2 50.0% 1 50.0% 1 Data N/A Data N/A Data N/A Data N/A 50.0% 1 Data N/A Data N/A
Our District 1247 16.4% 204 83.6% 1043 28.0% 349 27.5% 343 18.3% 228 9.9% 123
Statewide 65329 22.0% 14390 78.0% 50939 28.4% 18579 25.8% 16886 13.8% 9047 9.8% 6427

Level score requirements for each certificate level


Certificate Level Level Score Requirements Certificate levels correspond to the skill requirements of profiled jobs in the ACT JobPro® database
Platinum Minimum score of 6 on each of the three core subtests* Indicates the skills required for approximately 99% of profiled jobs
Gold Minimum score of 5 on each of the three core subtests* Indicates the skills required for at least 93% of profiled jobs
Silver Minimum score of 4 on each of the three core subtests* Indicates the skills required for at least 69% of profiled jobs
Bronze Minimum score of 3 on each of the three core subtests* Indicates the skills required for at least 17% of profiled jobs
*The three core Career Readiness subtests are: Applied Mathematics,Reading for Information, and Locating Information.

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate ®(IB)

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) are rigorous programs dedicated to educational excellence. AP and IB courses provide a challenging educational program that prepares students for selective universities and colleges. AP exams are scored on a scale of 1-5; IB exams are scored on a scale of 1-7.

Advanced Placement (AP) International Baccalaureate ®(IB)
Percent of Exams with Passing Scores (AP: 3 OR higher/IB: 4 or higher) 39.0% Data N/A
Number of Students Taking Exam 79 Data N/A
Number of Exams Administered 100 Data N/A

Dual Enrollment

This measure provides the percentage of students (11th and 12th grade students) enrolled in dual credit / dual enrollment classes during the school year who obtain a grade that provides college credit (grade of C or better).

Number of students enrolled in Dual Enrollment Courses 120
Percent of students enrolled in Dual Enrollment Courses 87.6%
Percent of 11th/12th grade students who completed six hours of dual enrollment course work with a grade of C or higher 75.2%

The SAT

The SAT is a standardized test often used in the college admissions process. Its' aim is to assess the student's readiness for college. The current test consists of two 800 point sections testing Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Mathematics. The highest composite score on the SAT is 1600. Most students take the test, which is offered several times per year, during their junior or senior year of high school. The district and state averages are included for comparison. State averages for SAT data are based on regular public schools and do not include private schools in the state.

Percent of Students Tested Average Evidence-Based
Reading and Writing Score
Average Math
Score
Average Composite
Score
Our School 80.9 593 569 1162
Our District 45.5 545 504 1048
Statewide 48.8 522 501 1023
The highest composite score on the SAT is 1600. For each of the two sections of the test, the highest score is 800.

Note: The new SAT data (as of 2017) cannot be compared to that of previous years because the redesigned SAT is a different assessment using a different scale.


State Goals

Federal law requires that each state report card include long-term goals and measurements of interim progress for all students and defined subgroups of students. This section reports the long-term goals and performance of all students statewide. Information on subgroup performance may be found in the "Download Data" section on the main page.

Baseline Targets Current Year
State Goals 2017 2020 2026 2035 2022
Percent scoring level 2 or above - English/ELA - All Students 74.2% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 74.8%
Percent scoring level 2 or above - Math - All Students 75.8% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 67.7%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - English/ELA - All Students 43.2% 47.7% 56.6% 70.0% 50.9%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - Math - All Students 46.0% 50.0% 58.0% 70.0% 41.3%
Percent of Students Graduating On-Time* (All Students) 82.6% 83.8% 86.3% 90.0% 83.8%
Percent of EL Students meeting 70% proficiency target 31.0% 37.4% 50.2% 70.0% 54.3%
*On-time graduation means graduation within four years of the initial enrollment in High School.

State Goals Defined As:

90% of Students at Level 2 or higher on following state assessments

70% of Students at Level 3 or higher on following state assessments

Level Elementary/Middle Schools English language arts
(ELA) and Math Based on SC READY Results
High School End-of-Course Assessment
in English language arts (English 1)
and Math (Algbra 1)
SC ALT*
Does Not Meet Expectations F Emerging
2 Approaches Expectations D Foundational
3 Meets Expectations C Increasing
Exceeds Expectations B Applied
A
*SC ALT - is an alternate assessment that is developed to meet the needs of students with significant disabilities who cannot particiapte in the regular assessment even with appropriate accommodations.

Student Engagement

Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Percent of Students (7th and 8th grade) enrolled in high school credit courses 57.1 Up from 54.4
Percent of students served by gifted and talented program 38.5 Down from 52.7
Percent of students retained 0.4 No change
Principal's/Superintendent's/Director's years at school/district 245 Up from 1
Percent of classrooms with wireless access 100 No change
Percent of students served by 1:1 learning 30 Down from 100
Chronic Absenteeism Rate (Note: Data are from prior school year) 1.3 Down from 2.3
Percent of 8th Graders with Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) 100.0 No change

Results of Teacher, Student, and Parent Opinion Surveys

Teachers Students Parents
Number of surveys returned 27 28 22
Percent satisfied with learning environment 53.8%
74.1%
78.9%
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment 70.4%
64.0%
93.3%
Percent satisfied with school-home relations Data N/A
82.6%
92.9%

Classroom Environment

Our School Change from Last Year
Total Number of Teachers 35 Up from 30
Percent of teachers with advanced degrees 59.3 Up from 45.6
Teacher attendance rate 83.1 Down from 93.6
Average teacher salary $58,363 Up from $57,126
Percent of teachers on continuing contract 70.9 Down from 72.7
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - current year 75.0 Down from 78.6
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - three year average 82.9 Down from 88.9
Percent of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks 5.7 Down from 16.7
Prime instructional time 95.2 Up from 92.0
Student-teacher ratio in core subjects 24.1 to 1 Down from 26.9 to 1
Percent of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 9.1 Up from 0
Number of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 1 Up from 0
Percent of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 9.1 Down from 20
Number of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 1 No change

ESSA regulations require states to post on their report cards information about teachers with emergency or provisional credentials. South Carolina does not award emergency or provisional credentials, thus that metric is not listed.


Student Safety

Evaluations By Parents Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“My child feels safe at school.” 87.5 22
“My child’s teachers and school staff prevent or stop bullying at school.” 84.6 22
Evaluations By Teachers Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“I feel safe at my school before and after hours.” 92.6 27
“The rules for behavior are enforced at my school.” 22.2 27

Unsafe Incident Information as reported in the 2021-2022 Incident Management System (IMS)

Number of Incidents
Have there been any incidents involving a firearm? No
Was a homicide committed at your school? No
Incidents of rape or attempted rape 0
Incidents of sexual assault (not rape) 0
Incidents of robbery w/ weapon 0
Incidents of robbery w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of robbery w/out weapon 0
Incidents of physical attack w/ weapon 0
Incidents of physical attack w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of physical attack w/out weapon 0
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/ weapon 0
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/out weapon 13
Incidents of possession of firearm or explosive 0
Students with in-school suspensions 11
Students with out of school suspensions 19
Students expelled 0
School related arrests and referrals to law enforcement 0
Incidents of bullying and harassment 22
NOTE: For additional information, visit the National Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) website here: https://ocrdata.ed.gov/

Financial Data

School level Financial Information

Our School Change from Prev Year
Average teacher salary $58,363 Up from $57,126
Percent of expenditures for instruction N/AV N/A
Percent of expenditures for teacher salaries N/AV N/A
Average administrator salary $78,803 Up from $75,110
Percent of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child, homeless or migrant) 25.9 Up from 25.8
Prior fiscal year State & Local Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure N/AV N/A
Prior fiscal year Federal Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure N/AV N/A
Prior fiscal year State & Local Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure N/AV N/A
Prior fiscal year Federal Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure N/AV N/A
Prior fiscal year Total State & Local Per Pupil Expenditure N/AV N/A
Prior fiscal year Total Federal Per Pupil Expenditure N/AV N/A
Prior fiscal year Total Per Pupil Expenditure N/AV N/A