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District of Richland School District Two

Superintendent:  Nancy Gregory
Board Chair:  Lindsay Agostini
Phone:
8037871910
District Address:
124 Risdon Way Columbia, SC 29229
Student Enrollment: 28510


Academic Achievement

Questions about what your child should be learning in school?

This indicator displays the SC READY ELA and Math test results for elementary and middle school students and the End-of-Course English II and Algebra I test results for high school students.

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

Overall Student Performance

SC Ready English Language Arts and Mathematics

English Language Arts (Reading and Writing) - Percent Met or Exceeding

District 55.5%    (6792 / 12235)
55.5%
State 53.9%    (184573 / 342443)
53.9%

Mathematics - Percent Met or Exceeding

District 39.4%    (4826 / 12235)
39.4%
State 40.9%    (139957 / 342443)
40.9%

End-of-Course Assessment Results in English 2 and Algebra 1

English - Scoring C or Higher

District 63.6%    (1658 / 2606)
63.6%
State 64.4%    (42569 / 66123)
64.4%

Algebra - Scoring C or Higher

District 39.6%    (995 / 2512)
39.6%
State 41.8%    (28453 / 68002)
41.8%


Additional Information

Our District Change from Last Year
Prime instructional time 87.3 Up from 86.2

Academic Achievement

Details Student Performance across District and State

SC READY English Language Arts and Mathematics

English Language Arts (Reading and Writing)


Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.9 19.7 23.9 25.4 30.1
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 0.7 20.7 24.7 25.0 28.9

Mathematics



Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.9 31.5 28.1 22.0 17.5
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 0.7 30.3 28.2 21.0 19.9

End-of-Course Assessment Results in English 2 and Algebra 1

English


Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 6.7 13.6 16.1 19.3 18.1 26.2
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 5.5 14.2 15.9 18.2 19.0 27.2

Algebra


Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 6.4 28.6 25.4 20.6 11.3 7.7
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 5.7 29.6 22.8 19.5 11.5 10.8

District Level Details

SC READY Performance by Grade Level

English Language Arts (Reading and Writing)


Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8
Our District Percent Met or Exceeding 52.9 61.0 59.1 56.3 52.0 55.1

Mathematics


Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8
Our District Percent Met or Exceeding 53.4 50.2 46.4 36.4 27.8 25.9

Academic Achievement

Participation Rate by Subgroup

Our DistrictStatewide
Homeless 95.3 97.6
Our DistrictStatewide
Foster 97.0 96.9
Our DistrictStatewide
Military Connected 99.6 99.4
Our DistrictStatewide
Migrant Data N/A 99.2
Our DistrictStatewide
Female 99.2 99.2
Our DistrictStatewide
Male 99.0 99.0
Our DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 99.6 99.6
Our DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 98.8 98.8
Our DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 99.2 99.3
Our DistrictStatewide
Disabled 98.6 98.3
Our DistrictStatewide
English Learner 99.0 99.5
Our DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 99.2 99.3
Our DistrictStatewide
Hispanic 98.8 99.3
Our DistrictStatewide
American Indian 100.0 98.4
Our DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander 99.1 99.6
Our DistrictStatewide
African American 99.1 98.9
Our DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 99.1 99.1

Preparing for Success

Questions about what your child should be learning in school?

This indicator displays the SC READY Science test results for elementary and middle school students and the End-of-Course Biology and U.S. History test results for high school students.

Overall Student Performance

SCPASS Science

Science - Percent Met or Exceeding

District 45.7%    (1815 / 3968)
45.7%
State 45.1%    (50704 / 112478)
45.1%

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

Biology - Scoring C or Higher

District 38.1%    (941 / 2467)
38.1%
State 40.9%    (27992 / 68493)
40.9%

US History and the Constitution - Scoring C or Higher

District 39.7%    (870 / 2190)
39.7%
State 42.1%    (25198 / 59847)
42.1%


Additional Information

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Percentage of Students enrolling in Kindergarten and Demonstrating readiness to learn

Our DistrictStatewide
Overall 45.8% 38.3%
By Domains:
(The cut score for "Overall" was used across all domains in order to provide comparative information. Does not necessarily reflect domain level readiness.)
Social Foundation 56.8% 49.4%
Language and Literacy 42.3% 34.6%
Mathematics 39.2% 35.2%
Physical Well-Being 60.2% 53.4%

First and Second Grade Students on Track for Success in ELA and Math

  Our DistrictStatewide
  % N % N
Second grade students who are on track for success in English Language Arts at the third grade. 76.5% 1903 51.1% 55077
Second grade students who are on track for success in Mathematics at the third grade. 82.5% 1903 51.3% 55077
First grade students who are on track for success in English Language Arts at the second grade 89.7% 1792 53.0% 56191
First grade students who are on track for success in Mathematics at the second grade 92.2% 1792 54.4% 56191

Preparing for Success

Details Student Performance across District and State

SCPASS Science

Science


Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 1.1 32.0 21.2 24.8 20.9
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 0.7 32.6 21.6 24.7 20.4

End-of-Course Assessment

Biology


Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 5.8 39.2 16.8 14.6 9.1 14.4
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 5.9 37.7 15.5 14.0 10.9 15.9

US History and the Constitution


Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 7.3 37.3 15.8 13.3 10.1 16.3
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 6.7 35.9 15.3 13.4 10.5 18.2

District Level Details

SCPASS Performance by Grade Level

Science


Grade 4Grade 6
Our District Percent Met or Exceeding 48.2 44.3

Multilingual Learners' Progress

Multilingual Learners - ML

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 ML Students who met progress toward proficiency target

District 50.4%    (904 / 1792)
50.4%
State 53.3%    (34814 / 65316)
53.3%

Percent of ML Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 50.4
Number of ML Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 904
Number of ML Students Assessed 1792
Number of ML Students in ML Subgroup 1926

Graduation Rate

On-Time Graduation Rate

District 86.2%    (1914 / 2221)
86.2%
State 83.8%    (49914 / 59540)
83.8%

District Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate

2020 2021 2022 2023
District 88.8 86.6 85.1 86.2
State 82.2 83.3 83.8 83.8

Additional Information

Our District Change from Last Year
Annual Dropout Rate 1.7 Down from 2.1
Dropout Recovery Rate 20.9 Up from 19.7

High School Student Success

High School Student Success Measure

Percent of students demonstrating success in High School.

ALL STUDENTS

District 77.0%    (3573 / 4639)
77.0%
State 80.3%    (100803 / 125545)
80.3%

Percentage of First-Year Students On-Track to Graduate (1YOTG)

District 68.9%    (1730 / 2512)
68.9%
State 76.0%    (50899 / 67015)
76.0%

Five-Year Student Success Rate (5YSSR)

District 86.6%    (1843 / 2127)
86.6%
State 85.3%    (49904 / 58530)
85.3%


DS
ALL STUDENTS 86.2 83.8
DS
African American 86.9 79.7
DS
Asian Pacific Islander 93.4 93.0
DS
American Indian Data N/A 79.5
DS
Hispanic 73.6 79.9
DS
Caucasian 89.7 87.2
DS
English Learner 67.5 76.6
DS
Disabled 63.0 58.2
DS
Not Disabled 89.3 87.7
DS
Economically Disadvantaged 78.8 76.4
DS
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 93.5 92.9
DS
Male 81.3 79.5
DS
Female 90.9 88.3
DS
Migrant Data N/A 62.2
DS
Military Connected 92.8 91.7
DS
Foster 57.9 42.8
DS
Homeless 62.7 66.4

College and Career Readiness

Students in the graduation cohort who are college OR career ready

District 67.6%    (1502 / 2221)
67.6%
State 64.7%    (38515 / 59488)
64.7%

Students in the graduation cohort who are college AND career ready

District 25.9%    (576 / 2221)
25.9%
State 29.4%    (17461 / 59488)
29.4%

Students in the graduation cohort who are college ready

District 30.8%    (683 / 2221)
30.8%
State 32.6%    (19421 / 59488)
32.6%

Students in the graduation cohort who are career ready

District 62.8%    (1395 / 2221)
62.8%
State 61.4%    (36555 / 59488)
61.4%

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 District 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 75.3 Up from 68.6
Number of students in the graduation cohort who have completed FAFSA forms 1319 Up from 1185
Percent of students in the graduation cohort completing college applications 65.3 Down from 71.1
Percent of students in the graduation cohort eligible for LIFE scholarship 24.0 Up from 23.5
Percent of students in the graduation cohort eligible for Palmetto Fellows scholarship 5.3 Up from 4.8

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Number
Students enrolled in CTE courses 5004
CTE completers 564
Total students earning national or state credential 1006
Industry Credentials earned by Career Cluster
(A student may have earned multiple credentials)
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources 2
Architecture & Construction 2
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications 37
Business Management & Administration 21
Education & Training 1
Finance 3
Government & Public Administration 0
Health Science 461
Hospitality & Tourism 67
Human Services 4
Information Technology 189
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security 0
Manufacturing 0
Marketing 0
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 0
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics 1
Other * 406

College and Career Readiness Details

College Ready

Students in the graduation cohort who are college ready 30.8%    (683 / 2221)
30.8%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved an ACT composite score of 20 or higher 10.0%    (223 / 2221)
10.0%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved an SAT score of 1020 or higher 21.4%    (475 / 2221)
21.4%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned an Advanced Placement (AP) score of three or higher 17.1%    (380 / 2221)
17.1%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned an International Baccalaureate (IB) score of four or higher 0.4%    (9 / 2221)
0.4%
Students in the graduation cohort who completed six hours of dual credit course work with a grade of C or higher 10.6%    (235 / 2221)
10.6%
Students in the graduation cohort who scored a C or higher in any Advanced Level (A) Cambridge International Exam 0.0%    (0 / 2221)
0.0%

Career Ready

Students in the graduation cohort who are career ready 62.8%    (1395 / 2221)
62.8%
Students in the graduation cohort who have completed Career and Technical Education (CTE) with certification 24.9%    (554 / 2221)
24.9%
Students in the graduation cohort who completed a state-approved work-based learning experience 7.1%    (157 / 2221)
7.1%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved 3 or above (or Silver or higher pre-2022-23) on the career readiness assessment 38.4%    (852 / 2221)
38.4%
Students in the graduation cohort who took the ASVAB and scored 31 or higher 12.3%    (273 / 2221)
12.3%
Students in the graduation cohort with a disability who successfully completed the South Carolina High School Employability Credential 0.8%    (18 / 2221)
0.8%


The ACT

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students : English, Math, Reading, Science, Composite of all four tests

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students : Writing


CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
D 19.00 18.00 20.00 18.10 19.30
CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
S 18.40 17.10 19.20 18.00 18.70


Writing
D 6.10
Writing
S 5.70

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
46.80 22.30 37.30 26.00 15.40

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

The South Carolina Career Ready Test* is a career readiness assessment administered to all eleventh-grade students to measure the most common skills that employers define as foundational for career readiness.


Percent of students earning an Employability Credential by scoring an Achievement Level of 2 through 5 on the employability skills assessments (Math/Reading/Data)


Students who achieved Level 2Students who achieved Level 3Students who achieved Level 4Students who achieved Level 5
Our District 19.7 17.9 31.1 1.4
Students who achieved Level 2Students who achieved Level 3Students who achieved Level 4Students who achieved Level 5
Statewide 19.5 17.7 32.4 1.4


Percent and Number of Students Taking Career Readiness Test and Earning an Employability Credential


  Total number of students who tested on all three subtests Students who did NOT earn a credential Students who DID earn a credential Students who achieved Level 2 Students who achieved Level 3 Students who achieved Level 4 Students who achieved Level 5
N % N % N % N % N % N % N
Our District 1988 29.9% 595 70.1% 1393 19.7% 392 17.9% 356 31.1% 618 1.4% 27
Statewide 60402 28.9% 17431 71.1% 42971 19.5% 11792 17.7% 10713 32.4% 19592 1.4% 874

Level score requirements for each Credential level


Credential Level Credential levels correspond to the skill requirements of profiled job zones in the O*NET job career pathways
Achievement Level 5 Indicates that the student has the foundational skills to pursue O*NET Job Zone Level 5 career pathways. Includes 100% of O*NET Job Zones.
Achievement Level 4 Indicates that the student has the foundational skills to pursue O*NET Job Zone Level 4 career pathways. Includes 83% of O*NET Job Zones.
Achievement Level 3 Indicates that the student has the foundational skills to pursue O*NET Job Zone Level 3 career pathways. Includes 59% of O*NET Job Zones.
Achievement Level 2 Indicates that the student has the foundational skills to pursue O*NET Job Zone Level 2 career pathways. Includes 35% of O*NET Job Zones.
*The four domains of the Career Readiness Test are: Math, Reading, Data, and Soft Skills.

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) 59.3% 40.8%
Number of Students Taking Exam 1443 26
Number of Exams Administered 2475 71

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 434
Percent of students enrolled in Dual Enrollment Courses 11.1%
Percent of 11th/12th grade students who completed six hours of dual enrollment course work with a grade of C or higher 6.6%

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 District 54.0 520 490 1010
Statewide 48.2 523 498 1020
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.


Nation's Report Card : NAEP

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is designed to measure what students across the nation know and can do in 10 subjects areas, including mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography and U.S. History. The main NAEP tests selected samples of the students population in grades 4, 8 and 12. Long-term trend assessments are given to samples of students ages 9, 13 and 17.

Additional South Carolina NAEP data are available here: Nation's Report Card

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LEVEL NAEP RESULTS

Reading Grade 4 by Achievement Levels

All Students Percent Below
NAEP Basic
Percent at or
Above NAEP Basic
Percent at or Above
NAEP Proficient
Percent at
NAEP Advanced
All Students 39.0 61.0 32.0 9.0
White 25.0 75.0 46.0 14.0
Black 56.0 44.0 15.0 2.0
Hispanic 55.0 45.0 17.0 3.0
Two or More Races 35.0 65.0 33.0 7.0
Students with Disabilities 75.0 25.0 11.0 1.0
English Language Learners 64.0 36.0 12.0 2.0

Reading Grade 4 Inclusion Rates for Specific Subgroups

Percent Include
Students with Disabilities 92.0
English Language Learners 95.0

Mathematics Grade 4 by Achievement Levels

All Students Percent Below
NAEP Basic
Percent at or
Above NAEP Basic
Percent at or Above
NAEP Proficient
Percent at
NAEP Advanced
All Students 26.0 74.0 34.0 6.0
White 13.0 87.0 49.0 10.0
Black 43.0 57.0 14.0 1.0
Hispanic 32.0 68.0 24.0 3.0
Two or More Races 33.0 67.0 27.0 3.0
Students with Disabilities 61.0 39.0 11.0 2.0
English Language Learners 37.0 63.0 19.0 1.0
Free or reduced lunch eligible 35.0 65.0 21.0 2.0

Mathematics Grade 4 Inclusion Rates for Specific Subgroups

Percent Include
Students with Disabilities 95.0
English Language Learners 95.0

Reading Grade 8 by Achievement Levels

All Students Percent Below
NAEP Basic
Percent at or
Above NAEP Basic
Percent at or Above
NAEP Proficient
Percent at
NAEP Advanced
All Students 37.0 63.0 27.0 2.0
White 25.0 75.0 37.0 4.0
Black 52.0 48.0 13.0 1.0
Hispanic 46.0 54.0 18.0 1.0
Two or More Races 41.0 59.0 21.0 1.0
Students with Disabilities 80.0 20.0 3.0 0.0
English Language Learners 67.0 33.0 3.0 0.0

Reading Grade 8 Inclusion Rates for Specific Subgroups

Percent Include
Students with Disabilities 94.0
English Language Learners 90.0

Mathematics Grade 8 by Achievement Levels

All Students Percent Below
NAEP Basic
Percent at or
Above NAEP Basic
Percent at or Above
NAEP Proficient
Percent at
NAEP Advanced
All Students 44.0 56.0 22.0 5.0
White 29.0 71.0 32.0 8.0
Black 65.0 35.0 7.0 1.0
Hispanic 49.0 51.0 18.0 3.0
Two or More Races 39.0 61.0 24.0 5.0
Students with Disabilities 83.0 17.0 4.0 1.0
English Language Learners 75.0 25.0 4.0 0.0

Mathematics Grade 8 Inclusion Rates for Specific Subgroups

Percent Include
Students with Disabilities 92.0
English Language Learners 91.0

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 2023
Percent scoring level 2 or above - English/ELA - All Students 74.2% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 79.6%
Percent scoring level 2 or above - Math - All Students 75.8% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 68.2%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - English/ELA - All Students 43.2% 47.7% 56.6% 70.0% 58.0%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - Math - All Students 46.0% 50.0% 58.0% 70.0% 41.8%
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% 53.3%
*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 District Change from Last Year
Percent of Students (7th and 8th grade) enrolled in high school credit courses 35.9 Up from 33.2
Percent of students served by gifted and talented program 15.0 Up from 14.7
Percent of students retained 0.5 Down from 2.5
Principal's/Superintendent's/Director's years at school/district 1 Down from 5
Chronic Absenteeism Rate (Note: Data are from prior school year) 20.1 Up from 10.3
Percent of 8th Graders with Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) 96.7 Down from 98.0

Results of Teacher, Student, and Parent Opinion Surveys

Teachers Students Parents
Number of surveys returned 1914 19916 1733
Percent satisfied with learning environment 87.0%
78.9%
83.5%
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment 86.0%
74.2%
82.6%
Percent satisfied with school-home relations 85.2%
89.7%
84.0%

Classroom Environment

Our District Change from Last Year
Total Number of Teachers 1771 Down from 1906
Percent of K-3 teachers who are certified in Read to Succeed reading certification 50.0 Down from 52.4
Percent of teachers with advanced degrees 70.3 Up from 70.2
Teacher attendance rate 93.7 Up from 92.6
Average teacher salary $55,436 Up from $54,443
Percent of teachers on continuing contract 99.1 Up from 99.0
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - current year 81.9 Up from 81.2
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - three year average 83.8 Down from 85.2
Percent of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks 2.5 Up from 1.7
Prime instructional time 87.3 Up from 86.2
Student-teacher ratio in core subjects 24.9 to 1 Down from 25.2 to 1
Percent of inexperienced teachers teaching in low poverty schools 8.4 Down from 21.7
Number of inexperienced teachers teaching in low poverty schools 14 Down from 165
Percent of inexperienced school leaders teaching in low poverty schools 5 Down from 9
Number of inexperienced school leaders teaching in low poverty schools 2 Down from 4
Percent of out-of-field teachers teaching in low poverty schools 6.6 Down from 10.5
Number of out-of-field teachers teaching in low poverty schools 11 Down from 80
Percent of inexperienced teachers teaching in high poverty schools 23.7 Down from 25.2
Number of inexperienced teachers teaching in high poverty schools 40 Up from 32
Percent of inexperienced school leaders teaching in high poverty schools 25 Up from 11
Number of inexperienced school leaders teaching in high poverty schools 3 Up from 1
Percent of out-of-field teachers teaching in high poverty schools 7.1 Up from 6.3
Number of out-of-field teachers teaching in high poverty schools 12 Up from 8
Percent of inexperienced teachers 18.2 Down from 22.7
Number of inexperienced teachers 429 Up from 424
Percent of out-of-field teachers 8.3 Down from 9.5
Number of out-of-field teachers 197 Up from 178
Inexperienced Teacher- a teacher with less than 4 years of experience.
Inexperienced School Leader- a School Administrator that has not completed their formal evaluation process (Tier 1)
Out of Field Teacher- a teacher teaching a course or courses outside their field of certification when a certification is required for that course.

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.” 84.2 1733
“My child’s teachers and school staff prevent or stop bullying at school.” 79.5 1733
Evaluations By Teachers Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“I feel safe at my school before and after hours.” 95.5 1914
“The rules for behavior are enforced at my school.” 71.1 1914

Unsafe Incident Information as reported in the 2022-2023 Incident Management System (IMS)

Number of Incidents
Have there been any incidents involving a firearm? Yes
Was a homicide committed at your school? No
Incidents of rape or attempted rape 0
Incidents of sexual assault (not rape) 15
Incidents of robbery w/ weapon 0
Incidents of robbery w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of robbery w/out weapon 1
Incidents of physical attack w/ weapon 0
Incidents of physical attack w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of physical attack w/out weapon 104
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 1
Incidents of possession of firearm or explosive 5
Students with in-school suspensions 2112
Students with out of school suspensions 3330
Students expelled 94
School related arrests and referrals to law enforcement 186
Incidents of bullying and harassment 203
NOTE: For additional information, visit the National Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) website here: https://ocrdata.ed.gov/

Financial Data

District level Financial Information

Our District Change from Prev Year
Average teacher salary $55,436 Up from $54,443
Percent of expenditures for instruction 68.3 Up from 56.3
Percent of expenditures for teacher salaries 60.7 Up from 50.4
Average administrator salary $106,779 Up from $106,325
Percent of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child, homeless or migrant) 59.1 Up from 55.7
Prior fiscal year State & Local Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $9,747 Up from 9412
Prior fiscal year Federal Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $579 Down from 621
Prior fiscal year State & Local Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $1,546 Up from 1367
Prior fiscal year Federal Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $805 Up from 527
Prior fiscal year Total State & Local Per Pupil Expenditure $11,293 Up from 10778
Prior fiscal year Total Federal Per Pupil Expenditure $1,383 Up from 1148
Prior fiscal year Total Per Pupil Expenditure $12,676 Up from 11926