South Carolina

Districts and schools
Number of districts
(CCD)

http://www.sde.state.sc.us
Students
2003-04
89

Staff
1993-94
Pre-K K-8 9-12 Total (K-12) n/a 459,808 176,767 636,575

1993-94
95

Public school enrollment (CCD)

2003-04
20,107 480,300 196,519 676,819

Number of FTE 1993-94 teachers (CCD) Elementary 18,030
Middle High Combined Other Total Instructional aides Instructional coordinators Administrators Other Total 9,499 10,083 174 162 37,948 6,891 503 2,429 24,375 34,198

2003-04
21,681 10,346 11,575 545 270 44,417 2,311 678 3,523 10,546 17,058

Number of public schools

(CCD)

589 239 195 11 13 1,047 617 250 198 15 11 1,091 16

Elementary Middle High Combined Other Total

Race/ethnicity (CCD)
American Indian/Alaskan Native Asian/Pacific Islander Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Students with disabilities (OSEP) * 1% 41 1 57 11% * * 1% 41 3 54 14% 2%

Number of FTE non-teacher staff (CCD)

Number of charter schools (CCD)

Finances
Total current expenditures 1993-94
(CCD, in thousands of dollars, adjusted for inflation to 2002-03) $2,104,797 Instructional 223,890 Noninstructional 1,227,450 Support Total 3,556,137

2002-03
$2,915,986 260,977 1,711,287 4,888,250

Students with limited English proficiency (NCELA) Migrant students
(OME)

Percentage of teachers with a major in the main subject taught, grades 7-12 (SASS) 1994 2000
English Mathematics Science Social studies 78% 72 74 72 68% 79 75 83

*

*

Percentage of core courses taught by highly qualified teachers, 2003-04 (As defined and reported by states, collected by ED)

Per-pupil expenditures
(CCD, adjusted for inflation to 2002-03)

$5,525

$7,040

Eighth-grade students enrolled in 1996 Algebra I for high school credit 27%
(NAEP)

2003

24%

All schools High-poverty schools Low-poverty schools

77% 70% 77%
2000-01
3% 57 66

Sources of funding
(CCD, 2002-03)

Federal 10%

Local 42%

Students eligible to participate in the Free or Reduced356,533 Price Lunch Program, 2003-04 (CCD) Number of schools, by percent of students eligible to participate in the Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program, ^ 2003-04 (CCD)

Outcomes

State 48%

1993-94 High school dropout rate (NCES) n/a Avg. freshman graduation rate (NCES) 67% 58 College-going rate (IPEDS/NCES) NAEP state results (NCES)
Reading, Grade 4 Proficient level or above Basic level or above Math, Grade 8 Proficient level or above Basic level or above

0-34% 35-49% 50-74%

187 228 396
268

1994
20% 48

2005
26% 58

Title I allocation 2002-03
(ED; Includes Title I, Part A)

$157,877,214

75-100%
^

1996
14% 48

2005
30% 72

KEY:

96

K

— n/a # FTE

*

= Less than 0.5 percent = Not applicable = Not available = Sample size too small to calculate = Full Time Equivalent

12 schools did not report.

South Carolina
Statewide Accountability Information
See Appendix B for South Carolina’s definitions of proficient for English Language arts and mathematics for grades 4, 8, and high school. See http://www.myscschools.com/reportcard/2004/ for more details on the statewide accountability system. State assessment for NCLB accountability: Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test and the High School Assessment Program Test State student achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, Advanced

St udent Achievement 2003-04
Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test, used for NCLB accountability English or Language arts Proficient level or above for: Grade 4 Grade 8 High school
All students Economically disadvantaged students Migrant students Students with disabilities Students with limited English proficiency Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic students White, non-Hispanic 38% 24 15 15 13 22 25 51 26% 12 4 4 6 12 15 37 58% 38 13 13 17 38 40 72

NCLB Accountability Goals
2001-02 Annual measurable objective starting point
Grade 4 English Language arts Mathematics Grade 8 English Language arts Mathematics Grade HS English Language arts Mathematics 17.6% 15.5 17.6 15.5 33.3 30

Target (2003-04)
17.6% 15.5 17.6 15.5 33.3 30

Student achievement trend: English or Language arts percent proficient level or above
100% 75%

58 34 32 38 27 20 26 29

2004 2003 2002

50% 25% 0%

2003-04 NCLB accountability results, applied to 2004-05 school year
AYP outcomes and consequences
Made AYP Identified for improvement: Year 1 Year 2 Corrective action Restructuring Exited Improvement status (made AYP twice after being identified for improvement)

Title I schools
346 (62%) 147 (26%) 39 (7%) 10 (2%) 11 (2%) 0

All schools
584 (58%) 147 (14%) 39 (4%) 10 (1%) 11 (1%) 0

All districts
18 (20%) 67 (6%) 0 0 0 0

Grade 4

n/a Grade 8 High School
36% 22 14 16 16 19 24 49

Mathematics Proficient level or above for: Grade 4
All students Economically disadvantaged students Migrant students Students with disabilities Students with limited English proficiency Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic students White, non-Hispanic

Grade 8
22% 10 4 4 11 9 15 32

High school
52% 33 20 12 33 31 40 67

Other indicator, 2003-04

State target

State outcome
Met Met Met

Elementary indicator: Attendance Middle school indicator: Attendance High school indicator: Graduation rate

Meet or exceed 95.3% Meet or exceed 95.3% Meet or progress toward 100% 1,772 1,487 4% 6%

Student achievement trend: Mathematics percent proficient level or above
100% 75% 50% 25% 0% Grade 4 52 36 33 36 19 19 22 31 2004 2003 2002

NCLB choice participation
Title I school choice: Supplemental educational services:

Number of Title I students Percent of eligible students

n/a Grade 8 High School

97