School Connections Academy

Public, Charter, Virtual, Alternative K-12

 220 Stoneridge Drive Suite 403
       Columbia, SC  29210


 (803) 212-4712

District: School Public Charter School District


Student/teacher ratio:  34.1
Number of students:  4,009

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.3%
African American:
13.0%
Hispanic:
5.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  40.1%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, School Connections Academy ranked worse than 59.6% of elementary schools in South Carolina. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 39.32. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, School Connections Academy ranked worse than 52.8% of middle schools in South Carolina. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.48. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, School Connections Academy ranked better than 57.9% of high schools in South Carolina. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.69. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details School Connections Academy has the largest other school student body size in the School Public Charter School District. Racial makeup is: White (75.3%), African American (13%), Hispanic (5.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 40.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at School Connections Academy is 34.1, which is the highest among 13 other schools in the School Public Charter School District! (See more...)
Compare School Connections Academy employs 117.4 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

School Connections Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks School Connections Academy 372nd of 624 South Carolina public elementary schools. (See School Connections Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks School Connections Academy 160th of 303 South Carolina public middle schools. (See School Connections Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks School Connections Academy 91st of 216 South Carolina public high schools. (See School Connections Academy in the ranking list.)

School Public Charter School District:

SchoolDigger ranks School Public Charter School District 24th of 82 South Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for School Connections Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 35.44 427th 589 27.5%
2011 33.17 447th 597 25.1%
2012 36.27 424th 594 28.6%
2013 40.62 388th 599 35.2%
2014 35.69 445th 630 29.4%
2015 40.18 390th 638 38.9%
2016 41.59 369th 619 40.4%
2017 36.62 409th 639 36.0%
2018 39.32 372nd 624 40.4%

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

Rank History for School Connections Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 50.04 151st 261 42.1%
2011 43.20 176th 269 34.6%
2012 40.37 182nd 271 32.8%
2013 48.40 150th 276 45.7%
2014 55.56 126th 291 56.7%
2015 56.84 115th 301 61.8%
2016 51.76 144th 303 52.5%
2017 43.42 179th 317 43.5%
2018 44.48 160th 303 47.2%

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

Rank History for School Connections Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 44.79 132nd 199 33.7%
2011 33.43 138th 199 30.7%
2012 42.90 130th 202 35.6%
2013 50.43 107th 203 47.3%
2014 52.26 104th 210 50.5%
2015 46.52 99th 232 57.3%
2016 56.04 78th 231 66.2%
2017 32.29 133rd 223 40.4%
2018 44.69 91st 216 57.9%

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

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Data source: South Carolina State Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, February 15, 2013

Open Quote We have done homeschooling and public school in our district. We are now attending online public school through Connections Academy. Online school gives you the best of both worlds. You do school at home, but you are still in public school for the free curriculum, teachers and resources. Every day my 6th graders checks his calendar for what he needs to learn and accomplish. Learning is done through live webinars with his teachers, videos online, and brainpop clips ( Animated Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for K-12 kids) and through the free books they send you. My son takes his quizzes and tests online. He submits projects through email, power point and home video. He was able to take Mandarian Chinese with a Chinese teacher who he spoke live with over his webinar. Also available is sign language. He still does local state testing, which is administered through Connections at a local college. We have a very lively group of local Connections kids that have tons of field trips. I have 5 kids on my street that attend Connections. My son tested above his grade level in Math, so he is in a 7th grade math, but 6th grade for the rest of his classes. I would highly encourage any homeschooler or parent of public school child that wishes to have their child home for whatever reason to look into this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for School Connections Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 430 96 10 21 3 n/a n/a 30 590
2010 1243 250 28 57 40 n/a n/a 21 1639
2011 1892 305 10 112 12 0 112 0 2443
2012 2174 361 11 127 14 0 107 0 2794
2013 2360 347 16 125 12 0 120 0 2980
2014 2640 355 19 160 12 1 144 0 3331
2015 2732 351 35 158 21 2 158 0 3457
2016 2814 400 32 189 26 5 182 0 3648
2017 3019 523 32 211 21 4 199 0 4009

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 School Connections Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 590 13.0 45.4 51.8
2010 1639 31.7 51.7 50.2
2011 2443 49.3 49.5 48.5
2012 2794 69.0 40.4 49.4
2013 2980 76.0 39.2 42.4
2014 3331 78.4 42.4 43.3
2015 3457 91.0 37.9 41.5
2016 3648 107.0 34.0 38.7
2017 4009 117.4 34.1 40.1

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 School Connections Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 590 13.0 45.4 51.8
2010 1639 31.7 51.7 50.2
2011 2443 49.3 49.5 48.5
2012 2794 69.0 40.4 49.4
2013 2980 76.0 39.2 42.4
2014 3331 78.4 42.4 43.3
2015 3457 91.0 37.9 41.5
2016 3648 107.0 34.0 38.7
2017 4009 117.4 34.1 40.1

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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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.

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