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State of South Carolina Summary

There are 91 districts, 1,223 public schools, and 47 charter schools in South Carolina serving 727,186 students. Financially the state of South Carolina spends approximately $10,847 per student. There are 46,782 full-time teachers receiving a total of $2,569,307,630 in salaries and $796,285,088 in total benefits. 364,193 students receive a free lunch and 48,152 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 91
Total Schools: 1,223
Charter Schools: 47
Full-time Teachers: 46,782
Total Students: 727,186
LEP / ELL Students: 39,027
IEP Students: 100,262
Freshman Graduation Rate: 68%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 364,193
Reduced Lunch: 48,152
Revenue Per Student: $10,847
Salaries: $2,569,307,630
Employee Benefits: $796,285,088

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

South Carolina Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 79.80%
Grade 4 Reading 79.00%
Elementary School Science 73.20%
Grade 8 Math 70.30%
Grade 8 Reading 67.60%
Middle School Science 75.50%
High School Math 53.10%
High School Reading 61.40%
High School Science 78.20%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.