PROFICIENCY 37% 20% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
45%Charleston 01
46%South Carolina

Charleston Development Academy is a school servicing grades PK to 8 and is located in the district of "Charleston 01" in Charleston, SC. There are a total of 207 students and 14 teachers at Charleston Development Academy, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of 137 free lunch students and 12 reduced lunch students.

Charleston Development Academy has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 37.0%, which is 20% lower than the South Carolina average.


Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch137
Reduced lunch12


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Charleston Development Academy, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

7< 50%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

3<= 20%
7< 50%
High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Charleston Development Academy race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictSouth CarolinaNational
Caucasian 0.0% 46.2% 52.7% 51.1%
African American 96.4% 42.0% 34.8% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 1.5% 1.5% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 1.0% 7.6% 7.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.2% 0.4% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.5% 2.4% 3.0% 3.1%

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Charleston demographics profile

StatisticCharlestonSouth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,19114891
Median age34.038.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%56%55%
Speak English95%93%79%
Speak Spanish2%4%13%

Education level achieved in Charleston

IndexCharlestonSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade92.7%83.0%84.3%
Completed high school92.2%81.6%83.0%
Completed some college76.7%56.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree58.2%35.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors50.2%26.5%30.3%
Completed masters18.8%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.9%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.3%1.1%1.3%
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Source: The Charleston Development Academy data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.