South Carolina Schools

  • SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  • 1429 SENATE STREET
  • COLUMBIA, SC 29201
  • (803) 734-8500
Below is a summary of public and private K-12 schools in South Carolina, the information provided includes details on state finances, overall faculty numbers and student enrollment. We have also collected graduation and dropout rates which are broken down by grade and race.

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State Information For Public Schools

South Carolina School Rankings

State Ranking
Graduation Rate--
Dropout Rate3.9%22
Per Pupil Spending$9,15533
Students Per Teacher14.426
Number of Schools1,23130
Number of Students718,11324
Number of (FTE) Teachers49,94122

South Carolina Student, Faculty and Staff Statistics (2008)

Student Enrollment Per Grade
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment718,11314.4
Prekindergarten Students23,37625.5
Kindergarten Students52,46822.8
1st Grade Students54,769-
2nd Grade Students55,325-
3rd Grade Students55,452-
4th Grade Students53,996-
5th Grade Students53,257-
6th Grade Students52,706-
7th Grade Students52,807-
8th Grade Students53,446-
9th Grade Students64,674-
10th Grade Students55,294-
11th Grade Students47,354-
12th Grade Students43,189-
Ungraded Students--
Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers49,94114.4
Prekindergarten Teachers91525.5
Kindergarten Teachers2,29922.8
Elementary Teachers30,068-
Secondary Teachers14,272-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes2,387-
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides8,521
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors520
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors1,873
Elementary1,164
Secondary709
Other-
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians1,135
Library Support Staff298
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff7,502
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators643
LEA Administrative Support Staff574
School Administrators2,522
School Administrative Support Staff616
Student Support Services2,991
Other Support Services Staff156

South Carolina State Financial Details (2008)

State Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$7,773,772,508-
Total Local Revenues$3,106,754,10340.0%
Property Tax$1,511,081,28319.4%
Non-Property Tax$49,112,1000.6%
Local Government Property Tax$792,441,36310.2%
Local Government Non-Property Tax$141,378,0131.8%
Individual Tuition$6,812,8090.09%
Tuition From LEAs$13,458,9390.2%
Individual Transportation Fees$403,2190.01%
Transportation Fees From LEAs$111,1940.00%
Earnings on Investments$187,955,7752.4%
Food Service$94,719,3771.2%
Student Activities$144,471,9591.9%
Textbooks--
Summer School$2,163,6200.03%
Other Revenues$176,214,5852.3%
Intermediate Revenues$1,613,3190.02%
Total State Revenues$3,949,713,30650.8%
Total Federal Revenues$715,691,7809.2%
Direct Grants$4,357,6840.06%
Revenues Through State$656,612,3598.4%
Revenues Through Intermediate Agencies--
Other Sources$54,721,7370.7%
State Expenses For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$6,453,816,785-
Total Instructional Expenditures$3,682,084,55157.1%
Salaries$2,612,886,31140.5%
Teacher Salaries - Regular$1,970,616,51630.5%
Teacher Salaries - Special Education$507,285,6527.9%
Teacher Salaries - Vocational$98,810,4251.5%
Teacher Salaries - Other$32,118,5390.5%
Employee Benefits$760,645,25011.8%
Purchased Services$117,225,2461.8%
Tuition To Private and Out-of-State Schools$992,7950.02%
Tuition To Other LEAs In-State$14,722,2430.2%
Supplies$161,825,9490.7%
Property$28,509,0000.4%
Other--
Textbooks$26,783,1450.4%
Salaries$1,290,227,97520.0%
Student Support$268,053,2614.2%
Instructional Staff Support$270,737,9224.2%
General Administration Support$26,779,0820.4%
School Administration Support$282,130,2494.4%
Operation & Maintenance Support$181,291,3272.8%
Student Transportation Support$153,865,5042.4%
Other Support$107,370,6301.7%
Employee Benefits$390,654,6486.1%
Student Support$75,112,4811.2%
Instructional Staff Support$76,728,2561.2%
General Administration Support$16,968,3760.3%
School Administration Support$80,433,6891.2%
Operation & Maintenance Support$62,085,1881.0%
Student Transportation Support$45,729,2230.7%
Other Support$33,597,4350.5%
Purchased Services$359,640,6145.6%
Student Support$23,694,9580.4%
Instructional Staff Support$57,567,2410.9%
General Administration Support$24,105,0140.4%
School Administration Support$6,756,6560.1%
Operation & Maintenance Support$173,615,4612.7%
Student Transportation Support$36,823,6920.6%
Other Support$37,077,5920.6%
Supplies$276,973,8314.3%
Student Support$16,994,9750.3%
Instructional Staff Support$36,553,5110.6%
General Administration Support$2,096,1240.03%
School Administration Support$4,762,0110.07%
Operation & Maintenance Support$185,793,1382.9%
Student Transportation Support$3,383,6560.05%
Other Support$27,390,4160.4%
Property$75,341,9311.2%
Student Support$2,019,9300.03%
Instructional Staff Support$3,232,5220.05%
General Administration Support$214,1690.00%
School Administration Support$400,3870.01%
Operation & Maintenance Support$12,063,0460.2%
Student Transportation Support$42,171,3590.7%
Other Support$15,240,5180.2%
Other$104,596,5831.6%
Student Support$86,092,8551.3%
Instructional Staff Support$1,138,9230.02%
General Administration Support$10,413,4700.2%
School Administration Support$490,1340.01%
Operation & Maintenance Support$3,332,4840.05%
Student Transportation Support$634,8550.01%
Other Support$2,493,8620.04%
Total Non-Instructional Expenditures$349,638,5835.4%
Food Services$329,886,3745.1%
Salaries$101,295,0701.6%
Employee Benefits$39,625,6480.6%
Purchased Services$32,035,2170.5%
Supplies$154,972,9032.4%
Property--
Other$1,957,5360.03%
Enterprise$19,752,2090.3%
Salaries$178,7020.00%
Employee Benefits$43,6680.00%
Purchased Services$30,5910.00%
Supplies$826,1640.01%
Property--
Other$18,673,0840.3%

South Carolina State Graduation and Dropout Details (2007)

Graduation Rate By Race
    Graduation Rate
American Indian -
Asian -
Hispanic -
Black -
White -
Total -
Diploma Count By Race
    Diploma Count
American Indian -
Asian -
Hispanic -
Black -
White -
Total -
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients By Race
    OHC Count
American Indian -
Asian -
Hispanic -
Black -
White -
Total -
General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Recipients By Race (Ages 16-19)
    GED Count
American Indian 21
Asian 22
Hispanic 56
Black 508
White 1,642
Total 2,345
Dropout Rates By Grade
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Grade 92,3343.5%
Grade 102,3194.2%
Grade 111,8934.1%
Grade 121,4673.7%
Grades 9-12 Total8,0133.9%
Dropout Rates By Race (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
American Indian--
Asian141.8%
Hispanic1485.3%
Black1,1544.3%
White1,0093.5%
Dropout Rates By Gender (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Male4,6194.5%
Female3,3603.3%
City List
City Name Schools Students S:T Ratio
Median Income
Rating
Grade
Abbeville72,20212.9$25,756
2 Reviews
Aiken2411,30517.7$44,172
11 Reviews
Anderson2613,71515.1$27,716
12 Reviews
Andrews41,93113.5$19,375
2 Reviews
Aynor21,40016.3$29,583
Not Yet Rated
Bamberg51,50216.8$21,736
Not Yet Rated
Barnwell42,49116.7$26,722
2 Reviews
Batesburg257520.5-
Not Yet Rated
-
Beaufort178,37314.8$36,532
6 Reviews
Belton41,68418.0$28,191
Not Yet Rated
Bennettsville72,76715.3$22,389
5 Reviews
Bishopville91,99715.2$24,400
5 Reviews
Blacksburg41,78616.5$26,453
3 Reviews
Blackville785411.4$21,316
4 Reviews
Bluffton75,34215.2$43,281
5 Reviews
Blythewood87,43815.8$35,750
4 Reviews
Boiling Springs75,19918.5$52,285
3 Reviews
Bowman21368.6$22,750
Not Yet Rated
-
Branchville266717.1$22,429
3 Reviews
Calhoun Falls243713.0$21,728
Not Yet Rated
Camden113,55114.6$36,209
5 Reviews
Campobello21,13914.6$36,250
1 Reviews
Cayce52,30114.0$35,850
1 Reviews
Central32,20916.9$23,869
7 Reviews
Chapin44,00215.2$48,750
3 Reviews
Charleston5518,21614.7$35,295
14 Reviews
Cheraw62,50915.6$21,897
8 Reviews
Chesnee52,48415.6$25,089
3 Reviews
Chester113,37714.8$27,518
5 Reviews
Chesterfield31,53418.5$25,833
1 Reviews
Clearwater239214.8$30,693
Not Yet Rated
Clemson377516.7$26,892
Not Yet Rated
Clinton52,89216.2$26,620
Not Yet Rated
Clio237114.0$25,313
Not Yet Rated
Clover106,54315.0$37,335
2 Reviews
Columbia11450,80315.5$31,141
60 Reviews
Conway147,62815.0$32,155
1 Reviews
Cordova32,10116.4$43,125
Not Yet Rated
Cottageville256919.6$38,281
Not Yet Rated
Cowpens393515.6$30,815
Not Yet Rated
Cross271412.1-
Not Yet Rated
Darlington104,80615.3$24,869
2 Reviews
Denmark390214.8$17,578
5 Reviews
Dillon83,53917.2$25,267
3 Reviews
Donalds244215.9$32,083
2 Reviews
Dorchester31,12012.1-
1 Reviews
Duncan84,98415.4$27,974
4 Reviews
Easley178,01316.7$38,204
9 Reviews
Effingham21,43416.1-
1 Reviews
Elgin62,61215.4$49,063
2 Reviews
Enoree30--
Not Yet Rated
-
Estill41,10815.1$19,484
2 Reviews
Fairfax41,04612.8$17,083
1 Reviews
Florence3514,39915.2$35,388
25 Reviews
Fort Mill129,95615.3$44,627
9 Reviews
Fountain Inn379415.3$39,545
3 Reviews
Gaffney177,37315.7$29,480
17 Reviews
Galivants Ferry31,07216.2-
1 Reviews
Gaston21,15115.7$31,411
2 Reviews
Georgetown104,40315.6$29,424
9 Reviews
Gilbert43,08615.0$46,563
1 Reviews
Goose Creek1611,02216.7$45,919
45 Reviews
Graniteville42,46418.7-
10 Reviews
Gray Court41,54718.4$31,146
Not Yet Rated
Great Falls395614.2$24,758
2 Reviews
Greeleyville284616.9$32,375
3 Reviews
Green Sea21,26213.2-
5 Reviews
Greenville7929,14415.3$33,144
17 Reviews
Greenwood198,88416.8$26,284
4 Reviews
Greer1311,00617.4$33,140
6 Reviews
Hampton371614.5$30,650
1 Reviews
Hanahan42,67016.9$39,327
5 Reviews
Hardeeville31,33715.6$28,977
Not Yet Rated
Hartsville134,80017.1$26,063
5 Reviews
Hemingway72,48315.8$28,250
5 Reviews
Hilton Head21,15814.2-
1 Reviews
Hilton Head Island82,80815.1$60,438
4 Reviews
Holly Hill41,02714.0$33,036
Not Yet Rated
Hollywood46799.5$30,297
3 Reviews
Honea Path42,06017.6$30,938
3 Reviews
Hopkins53,47414.2-
15 Reviews
Indian Land32,34916.5-
1 Reviews
Inman104,57213.9$30,403
1 Reviews
Irmo116,86215.4$55,847
5 Reviews
Iva21,18115.8$23,333
1 Reviews
Jefferson390819.7$24,821
7 Reviews
Johns Island71,23111.9-
Not Yet Rated
Johnsonville31,54016.7$34,274
Not Yet Rated
Johnston51,73214.8$25,570
1 Reviews
Jonesville252414.2$22,273
3 Reviews
Kershaw72,61315.3$36,065
4 Reviews
Kingstree102,57316.4$21,022
4 Reviews
Ladson95,32316.7$41,589
29 Reviews
Lake City82,57816.2$22,534
1 Reviews
Lake View387315.8$23,438
2 Reviews
Lamar51,10015.4$28,571
1 Reviews
Lancaster157,32414.8$28,650
12 Reviews
Landrum41,30013.5$29,583
4 Reviews
Latta41,73217.6$25,833
2 Reviews
Laurens84,09717.1$28,756
1 Reviews
Leesville41,49015.3-
1 Reviews
Lexington2015,09215.2$53,865
24 Reviews
Liberty32,20116.0$31,055
4 Reviews
Little River43,72917.3$40,427
Not Yet Rated
Longs21947.4-
Not Yet Rated
-
Loris52,80414.5$26,250
1 Reviews
Lugoff54,27818.4$49,000
1 Reviews
Lyman21,25015.2$38,750
Not Yet Rated
Manning73,09019.2$22,483
Not Yet Rated
Marion63,21714.3$24,265
11 Reviews
Mauldin32,11420.1$51,657
Not Yet Rated
Mcbee290715.9$27,083
1 Reviews
Mcclellanville43908.1$42,500
Not Yet Rated
Mccormick486513.3$19,688
5 Reviews
Moncks Corner95,65815.9$31,711
6 Reviews
Moore42,14012.7-
3 Reviews
Mount Pleasant1811,28717.5$61,054
6 Reviews
Mullins71,94715.4$20,154
4 Reviews
Murrells Inlet21,34317.0$39,877
2 Reviews
Myrtle Beach2517,05316.4$35,498
21 Reviews
Neeses268213.6$20,521
Not Yet Rated
New Ellenton358916.4$38,125
1 Reviews
Newberry92,90413.3$27,064
Not Yet Rated
Ninety Six41,64215.9$33,423
5 Reviews
North366913.9$21,136
3 Reviews
North Augusta126,55518.3$41,083
9 Reviews
North Charleston3315,56514.2$29,307
22 Reviews
North Myrtle Beach279617.9$38,787
Not Yet Rated
-
Orangeburg176,35915.7$30,306
10 Reviews
Pacolet259915.9$31,494
Not Yet Rated
Pageland41,46115.2$29,046
3 Reviews
Pamplico31,26816.0$28,304
1 Reviews
Pawleys Island92,40216.5$51,964
3 Reviews
Pelion42,51513.7$42,222
6 Reviews
Pelzer41,38717.0$44,063
3 Reviews
Pendleton31,28114.4$28,052
Not Yet Rated
Pickens83,92417.2$26,364
5 Reviews
Piedmont107,13017.6$36,310
10 Reviews
Prosperity31,78615.4$30,875
3 Reviews
Rembert440116.0$18,958
1 Reviews
Richburg31,31917.4$31,875
9 Reviews
Ridgeland72,02911.7$27,679
Not Yet Rated
Ridgeville31407.0$32,639
1 Reviews
Rock Hill3417,71715.4$37,336
18 Reviews
Roebuck44,74015.5$43,523
3 Reviews
Rowesville271313.2$30,833
Not Yet Rated
Ruffin273017.4-
Not Yet Rated
Saluda52,13614.2$26,964
3 Reviews
Seabrook383911.7-
1 Reviews
Seneca113,84213.5$32,643
Not Yet Rated
Shaw Afb21,00818.3-
5 Reviews
Simpsonville1714,24118.1$47,223
12 Reviews
Six Mile249016.7$48,571
3 Reviews
Spartanburg4413,28912.3$28,735
28 Reviews
St. George399314.2$24,651
1 Reviews
St. Matthews51,15315.4$24,969
5 Reviews
St. Stephen51,53714.4$20,804
5 Reviews
Starr21,03514.2$34,167
1 Reviews
Summerton693317.1$21,563
2 Reviews
Summerville2818,84817.8$43,635
20 Reviews
Sumter3115,09417.0$31,590
29 Reviews
Surfside Beach217989.5$40,612
Not Yet Rated
-
Swansea52,94315.9$32,708
2 Reviews
Taylors135,90816.7$46,986
5 Reviews
Timmonsville389514.4$23,514
Not Yet Rated
Travelers Rest53,49116.5$34,917
2 Reviews
Trenton22689.2$26,250
Not Yet Rated
Turbeville363111.7$26,339
Not Yet Rated
Union63,18016.4$26,110
2 Reviews
Varnville31,50114.9$33,357
4 Reviews
Wagener31,11712.9$24,773
1 Reviews
Walhalla52,96315.0$29,063
1 Reviews
Wallace234113.4-
1 Reviews
Walterboro144,97615.9$32,200
10 Reviews
Ware Shoals41,11313.9$29,531
Not Yet Rated
Warrenville31,00212.5-
5 Reviews
West Columbia188,31315.8$30,999
21 Reviews
Westminster83,38114.5$30,802
2 Reviews
Whitmire250013.9$22,007
Not Yet Rated
Williamston63,07115.1$31,458
3 Reviews
Williston499415.4$26,371
Not Yet Rated
Winnsboro82,76012.9$25,094
4 Reviews
Woodruff43,04518.5$24,824
2 Reviews
York74,81815.6$30,564
1 Reviews
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