South Carolina State Information

Where South Carolina Ranks
South Carolina National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $7,751 $7,734 26
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 17.9 21.2 3
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $28,672 $29,564 29
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $40,362 $45,771 28
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 53 %71 % 50
  • Black
  • -- %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • -- %52 %
  • White
  • -- %78 %
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    State Information
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    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Mark Sanford (R)
    State Superintendent of Education: Jim Rex
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 694,584
    No. of Districts: 89
    No. of Public Schools: 1,053
    No. of Public School Teachers: 46,578
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $4.7 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 38.8
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 49.5%
    Students With Disabilities: 15.8%
    English-Language Learners: 1.1%

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