Buist Academy

Public, Magnet 1-8

 103 Calhoun Street
       Charleston, SC  29401


(843) 724-7750

District: Charleston 01

SchoolDigger Rank:
1st of 643 South Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,866 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  14.9
Number of students:  516

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.0%
African American:
8.5%
Two or more races:
4.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7%

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Compare Details Buist Academy ranks better than 99.8% of elementary schools in South Carolina. It also ranks first among 47 ranked elementary schools in the Charleston 01 School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.71. (See more...)
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Compare Details Buist Academy ranks better than 99.7% of middle schools in South Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.62. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (82%), African American (8.5%), two or more races (4.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Buist Academy is 14.9, which is the 26th best among 47 elementary schools in the Charleston 01 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Buist Academy is $10,866. 29 elementary schools in the Charleston 01 School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Buist Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Buist Academy 1st of 643 South Carolina public elementary schools. (See Buist Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Buist Academy 1st of 315 South Carolina public middle schools. (See Buist Academy in the ranking list.)

Charleston 01:

SchoolDigger ranks Charleston 01 38th of 82 South Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Buist Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 97.12 1st 542 99.8%
2004 96.65 1st 550 99.8%
2005 96.20 1st 557 99.8%
2006 96.35 1st 559 99.8%
2007 96.35 1st 566 99.8%
2008 95.73 2nd 577 99.7%
2009 96.53 2nd 580 99.7%
2010 96.59 2nd 589 99.7%
2011 95.71 1st 597 99.8%
2012 95.24 1st 594 99.8%
2013 96.07 1st 599 99.8%
2014 96.47 1st 630 99.8%
2015 99.28 1st 638 99.8%
2016 98.38 1st 619 99.8%
2017 98.60 1st 639 99.8%
2018 99.24 1st 624 99.8%
2019 98.71 1st 643 99.8%

Data source: test scores: South Carolina Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Buist Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 99.17 1st 225 99.6%
2004 99.00 1st 230 99.6%
2005 98.70 1st 230 99.6%
2006 98.56 1st 231 99.6%
2007 98.28 1st 236 99.6%
2008 98.08 1st 244 99.6%
2009 98.43 2nd 249 99.2%
2010 98.82 1st 261 99.6%
2011 97.96 2nd 269 99.3%
2012 97.48 2nd 271 99.3%
2013 97.30 2nd 276 99.3%
2014 97.93 2nd 291 99.3%
2015 99.80 2nd 301 99.3%
2016 98.65 1st 303 99.7%
2017 99.33 1st 317 99.7%
2018 99.71 2nd 303 99.3%
2019 99.62 1st 315 99.7%

Data source: test scores: South Carolina Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a principal
Monday, November 21, 2016

Open Quote It is truly an honor to be the Nutrition Services Manager at Buist Academy. Such a great group of children and truly dedicated Administrators and Teachers. The parent participation in the daily activities and special events is truly heart warming. Such a very special school! So proud to be part of the NUMBER ONE SCHOOL in South Carolina! Close Quote


by a citizen
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Open Quote Buist Academy is the best school for children, parents and teachers! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, May 27, 2011

Open Quote This school used to be the shining star of the Charleston County School District, but in recent years it has lost some of its best teachers. It also has lost some of the ethnic diversity that it once had. It's a shame. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Buist Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 236 163 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 406
1989 226 164 8 1 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1990 228 163 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 397
1991 241 158 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1992 246 154 5 6 1 n/a n/a 0 412
1993 251 152 7 5 1 n/a n/a 0 416
1994 251 155 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 415
1995 246 147 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 408
1996 246 147 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 408
1997 246 148 11 3 0 n/a n/a 0 408
1998 243 148 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 406
1999 241 144 14 4 0 n/a n/a 0 403
2000 245 132 20 5 0 n/a n/a 0 402
2001 243 129 22 6 1 n/a n/a 0 401
2002 244 115 33 5 4 n/a n/a 0 401
2003 244 115 33 5 4 n/a n/a 0 401
2004 257 108 29 7 6 n/a n/a 0 407
2005 274 92 29 8 4 n/a n/a 0 407
2006 268 91 33 8 3 n/a n/a 0 403
2007 272 88 26 8 3 n/a n/a 0 397
2008 289 76 21 7 3 n/a n/a 0 396
2009 301 79 20 2 2 n/a n/a 0 404
2010 310 65 19 3 1 n/a n/a 0 398
2011 312 57 19 2 1 1 0 0 392
2012 313 54 18 4 1 1 1 0 392
2013 319 57 15 5 0 2 2 0 400
2014 359 55 24 6 0 2 11 0 457
2015 371 49 26 5 0 2 11 0 464
2016 381 47 25 5 0 2 13 0 473
2017 384 45 25 6 0 2 17 0 479
2018 396 38 23 6 0 3 20 0 486
2019 395 37 21 6 0 3 18 0 480
2020 423 44 20 6 0 2 21 0 516

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Buist Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 406 25.5 15.9 n/a
1989 399 26.6 15.0 n/a
1990 397 26.5 14.9 n/a
1991 407 26.5 15.3 5.7
1992 412 26.9 15.3 5.8
1993 416 26.9 15.5 3.8
1994 415 26.3 15.8 3.1
1995 408 26.5 15.4 5.6
1996 408 26.5 15.4 5.6
1997 408 27.0 15.1 5.6
1998 406 28.2 14.4 8.1
1999 403 33.1 12.2 12.2
2000 402 29.5 13.6 11.7
2001 401 31.0 12.9 10.5
2002 401 30.5 13.1 9.2
2003 401 30.5 13.1 9.2
2004 407 30.0 13.6 9.3
2005 407 30.1 13.5 8.4
2006 403 29.6 13.6 9.2
2007 397 37.5 10.6 9.6
2008 396 31.5 12.6 8.3
2009 404 35.3 11.4 9.2
2010 398 29.3 13.5 9
2011 392 29.0 13.5 7.9
2012 392 28.0 14.0 7.4
2013 400 29.5 13.5 8.5
2014 457 29.5 15.4 7.9
2015 464 28.0 16.5 6.7
2016 473 28.0 16.8 8.7
2017 479 27.0 17.7 6.3
2018 486 30.5 15.9 6
2019 480 30.5 15.7 4.8
2020 516 34.6 14.9 7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Buist Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 406 25.5 15.9 n/a
1989 399 26.6 15.0 n/a
1990 397 26.5 14.9 n/a
1991 407 26.5 15.3 5.7
1992 412 26.9 15.3 5.8
1993 416 26.9 15.5 3.8
1994 415 26.3 15.8 3.1
1995 408 26.5 15.4 5.6
1996 408 26.5 15.4 5.6
1997 408 27.0 15.1 5.6
1998 406 28.2 14.4 8.1
1999 403 33.1 12.2 12.2
2000 402 29.5 13.6 11.7
2001 401 31.0 12.9 10.5
2002 401 30.5 13.1 9.2
2003 401 30.5 13.1 9.2
2004 407 30.0 13.6 9.3
2005 407 30.1 13.5 8.4
2006 403 29.6 13.6 9.2
2007 397 37.5 10.6 9.6
2008 396 31.5 12.6 8.3
2009 404 35.3 11.4 9.2
2010 398 29.3 13.5 9
2011 392 29.0 13.5 7.9
2012 392 28.0 14.0 7.4
2013 400 29.5 13.5 8.5
2014 457 29.5 15.4 7.9
2015 464 28.0 16.5 6.7
2016 473 28.0 16.8 8.7
2017 479 27.0 17.7 6.3
2018 486 30.5 15.9 6
2019 480 30.5 15.7 4.8
2020 516 34.6 14.9 7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Buist Academy

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $329 (3.1%) $408 (3.9%) $737 (7.0%) $7,323 (69.8%) $2,438 (23.2%) $9,761 (93.0%) $10,498
2020 $444 (4.1%) $448 (4.1%) $892 (8.2%) $7,581 (69.8%) $2,394 (22.0%) $9,974 (91.8%) $10,866

Data source: South Carolina Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the South Carolina Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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