Sc Connections Academy



Sc Connections Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Sc Connections Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 100
1 112
2 134
3 137
4 154
5 213
6 267
7 335
8 352
9 403
10 278
11 289
12 206

Sc Connections Academy is a public elementary school located in Columbia, SC in the Sc Public Charter School District. It enrolls 2,980 students in grades 1st through 12th. Sc Connections Academy is the 2nd largest public school in South Carolina and the 29th largest nationally. It has 39.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 2,980
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 39.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 76

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Sc Connections Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 1,594
(53%)
4,977
(52%)
 Male 1,386
(47%)
4,617
(48%)

Sc Connections Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 2,360
(79%)
6,705
(70%)
 Black 347
(12%)
2,093
(22%)
 Hispanic 125
(4%)
432
(5%)
 Two or More 120
(4%)
244
(3%)
 Asian 16
(1%)
82
(1%)
 American Indian 12
(0%)
32
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
6
(0%)

Sc Connections Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,715
(58%)
4,973
(52%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 943
(32%)
3,551
(37%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 322
(11%)
1,070
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 692 ranked schools in South Carolina, Sc Connections Academy is ranked 2nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Sc Connections Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (42.4%) is lower than the state average of 61.1%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Sc Connections Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2008 560
2009 1618
2010 2443
2011 2794
2012 2980

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2008 43.1
2009 51
2010 49.6
2011 40.5
2012 39.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2008 0.51785714285714
2009 0.50185414091471
2010 0.48546868604175
2011 0.49391553328561
2012 0.4244966442953

Compare Sc Connections Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,453.7% 14.5:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
3,920.0% 39.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 42.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 61.1%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Sc Connections Academy
Columbia, SC
Public KG - 12 2,980 39.2:1  
Sc Virtual Charter School
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Public KG - 12 3,190 39.6:1 1 miles
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E.e. Taylor Elementary
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Public PK - 05 279 13.3:1 2 miles
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Public PK - 05 276 12:1 2 miles
Northside Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 585 14.6:1 2 miles
St. Andrews Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 702 15.2:1 2 miles
Saluda River Academy for the Arts
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Public KG - 05 411 14.2:1 2 miles
St Peters Catholic School
Columbia, SC
Private PK - 06 101 12:1 3 miles
Grace Christian School
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Private PK - 12 247 11:1 3 miles
Glenforest School
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Private KG - 12 62 4:1 3 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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