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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Palmetto Educators Network: How Do Charter Schools Compare to “Schools with St...

How Do Charter Schools Compare to “Schools with Students Like Ours” in South Carolina?

(UPDATED and Expanded)

Using the South Carolina School Report Card system and the state Poverty Index, the tables below list charter schools within the SC Public School Charter District and additional charter schools within public school districts to identify how charter schools in SC compare with “Schools with Students Like Ours” (a metric established by the SC Department of Education, see notes).

Conclusions

• Charter schools in SC have produced outcomes below and occasionally typical of outcomes of public schools; thus, claims of exceptional outcomes for charter schools in SC are unsupported by the data (3/53 ABOVE Typical, 17/53 Typical, and 33/53 BELOW Typical).

• Charter schools in SC vary widely in student populations relative to the Poverty Index; but high-poverty charter schools appear to function below typical compared to high-poverty public schools, and thus, offer rare examples of meeting the needs of high-poverty students superior to outcomes found in public schools.

• Charter school advocacy in SC should be measured against the available data when that advocacy makes claims of exceptional outcomes or outcomes superior to similar public schools.

• Student populations served, stratification of students, enrollment, attrition, teacher status, and teacher turnover remain areas of concern for current charter schools and considerations of expanding charter schools in the state.



Overall Weighted Points Total
69.7
Overall Grade Conversion
D


Points Total - Elementary Grades
80.6
Points Total - Middle Grades
79.1
Points Total - High School Grades
36.7


SC Public School Charter District - EAA School Report Cards 2011

District Summary    District Full

Elementary
Poverty Index
Relative to “Schools with Students Like Ours” (1)
LAKE CITY COLLEGE PREP ACADEMY
At-Risk/Below Average, AYP NM
Summary   Full
96.63
BELOW Typical
87/161 Average
MARY L DINKINS CHARTER
At-Risk/At-Risk, AYP NM
Summary   Full
100
BELOW Typical
93/115 Average, Below Average
SC CONNECTIONS ACADEMY
Average/Below Average, AYP NM
Summary   Full
64.7
BELOW Typical
68/83 Excellent, Good
SC VIRTUAL CHARTER SCHOOL
Average/Below Average, AYP NM
Summary   Full
73.22
BELOW Typical
68/108 Excellent, Good
SOUTH CAROLINA CALVERT ACADEMY
Below Average/Average, AYP NM
Summary   Full
55.72
BELOW Typical
54/60 Excellent, Good
SPARTANBURG CHARTER SCHOOL
Good/Good, AYP NM
Summary   Full
55.21
BELOW Typical
33/58 Excellent
YORK PREPARATORY ACADEMY
Good/Below Average, AYP NM
Summary   Full
29.56
BELOW Typical
18/19 Excellent

Middle
Poverty Index
Relative to “Schools with Students Like Ours” (2)
CALHOUN FALLS CHARTER
Below Average/Below Average, AYP NM
Summary    Full
89.34
BELOW Typical
30/58 Average
LAKE CITY COLLEGE PREP ACADEMY
At-Risk/At-Risk, AYP NM
Summary    Full
96.63
BELOW Typical
37/62 Average, Below Average
MARY L DINKINS CHARTER
At-Risk/At-Risk, AYP NM
Summary    Full
100
BELOW Typical
18/37 Average, Below Average
PALMETTO SCHOLARS ACADEMY
Excellent/Good, AYP M
Summary    Full
31.82
Typical
10/11 Excellent
SC CONNECTIONS ACADEMY
Average/Average, AYP NM
Summary    Full
64.7
BELOW Typical
27/48 Excellent, Good
SC VIRTUAL CHARTER SCHOOL
Average/Average, AYP NM
Summary    Full
73.22
Typical
37/57 Average
SOUTH CAROLINA CALVERT ACADEMY
Below Average/Average, AYP NM
Summary    Full
55.72
BELOW Typical
26/34 Excellent, Good
YORK PREPARATORY ACADEMY
Good/Average, AYP NM
Summary    Full
29.56
BELOW Typical
10/11 Excellent

High
Poverty Index
Relative to “Schools with Students Like Ours” (3)
CALHOUN FALLS CHARTER
Average/N/A, AYP NM
Summary    Full
89.34
Typical
18/42 Average
MARY L DINKINS CHARTER
N/A, AYP NM
Summary    Full
100
N/A
PALMETTO STATE E-CADEMY
At-Risk/N/A, AYP NM
Summary    Full
65.06
BELOW Typical
38/40 Excellent, Good, Average
PROVOST ACADEMY SOUTH CAROLINA
N/A, AYP NM
Summary    Full
71.82
N/A
SC CONNECTIONS ACADEMY
Below Average/N/A, AYP NM
Summary    Full
64.7
BELOW Typical
38/40 Excellent, Good, Average
SC VIRTUAL CHARTER SCHOOL
At-Risk/N/A, AYP NM
Summary    Full
73.22
BELOW Typical
23/40 Average

SC Charter Schools (outside SCPCSD)

School
Poverty Index
Relative to “Schools with Students Like Ours” (1, 2, 3)
FOX CREEK HIGH
Excellent/Good, AYP M
Summary    Full
45.07
Typical
17/21 Excellent
CHARTER ACADEMY FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
Average/Average, AYP NM
Summary    Full
57.41
BELOW Typical
30/38 Excellent, Good
BRIDGEWATER ACADEMY CHARTER
Average/Excellent, AYP NM
Summary   Full
74.36
BELOW Typical
65/110 Excellent, Good
PALMETTO ACADEMY OF LEARNING (E)
Excellent/Average, AYP M
Summary   Full
57.25
Typical
30/65 Excellent
PALMETTO ACADEMY OF LEARNING (M)
Good/Average, AYP M
Summary    Full
57.25
Typical
16/37 Good
AIKEN PERFORMING ARTS CHARTER
At-Risk/At-Risk, AYP M
Summary    Full
76.27
BELOW Typical
23/33 Average
KENNEDY/LLOYD CHARTER SCHOOL
At-Risk/Below Average, AYP M
Summary    Full
93.75
BELOW Typical
51/72 Average, Below Average
MIDLAND VALLEY CHARTER PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Below Average/Average, AYP NM
Summary    Full
79.63
BELOW Typical
43/59 Average
BRASHIER MIDDLE COLLEGE CHARTER
Excellent/Good, AYP M
Summary    Full
18.86
Typical
5/5 Excellent
LANGSTON CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Excellent/Excellent, AYP M
Summary    Full
16.15
Typical
4/4 Excellent
LEAD ACADEMY
Below Average/Average, AYP NM
Summary   Full
88.16
BELOW Typical
97/129 Average
MEYER CENTER FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN
Excellent/Good, AYP M
Summary    Full
94
Typical
8/10 Excellent
CAROLINA SCHOOL FOR INQUIRY
Below Average/Average, AYP NM
Summary   Full
85.22
BELOW Typical
89/124 Average
LEGACY CHARTER (ELEM)
Below Average/Below Average, AYP NM
Summary   Full
87.31
BELOW Typical
97/125 Average
LEGACY CHARTER (MID)
At-Risk/At-Risk, AYP NM
Summary    Full
87.31
BELOW Typical
46/49 Average, Below Average
GREENVILLE TECHNICAL CHARTER
Excellent/Excellent, AYP M
Summary    Full
27.49
Typical
5/5 Excellent
GREER MIDDLE COLLEGE CHARTER SCHOOL
Excellent/N/A, AYP M
Summary    Full
21.48
Typical
5/5 Excellent
RICHLAND 1 CHARTER MIDDLE COLLEGE
N/A
Summary    Full
78.87
N/A
MIDLANDS MATH & BUSINESS CHARTER ACADEMY (E)
Below Average/At-Risk, AYP NM
Summary   Full
94.19
BELOW Typical
110/191 Average
MIDLANDS MATH & BUSINESS CHARTER ACADEMY (M)
Below Average/Below Average, AYP NM
Summary    Full
94.19
Typical
31/71 Below Average
CHARLESTON CHARTER SCHOOL FOR MATH AND SCIENCE (H)
N/A, AYP NM
Summary    Full
57.91
N/A
CHARLESTON CHARTER SCHOOL FOR MATH AND SCIENCE (M)
Average/Average, AYP NM
Summary    Full
57.91
BELOW Typical
33/41 Excellent, Good
CHARLESTON DEVELOPMENTAL ACADEMY CHARTER (E)
Good/Excellent, AYP M
Summary   Full
91.96
ABOVE Typical
104/166 Average
CHARLESTON DEVELOPMENTAL ACADEMY CHARTER (M)
Average/Average, AYP M
Summary    Full
91.96
ABOVE Typical
43/70 Below Average, At-Risk
GREG MATHIS CHARTER
At-Risk/Below Average, N/A
Summary    Full
98.94
Typical
6/14 At-Risk
JAMES ISLAND CHARTER HIGH
Excellent/Excellent, AYP NM
Summary    Full
47.22
Typical
18/26 Excellent
EAST COOPER MONTESSORI CHARTER (E)
Excellent/Excellent, AYP M
Summary   Full
13.54
Typical
7/7 Excellent
EAST COOPER MONTESSORI CHARTER (M)
Excellent/Excellent, AYP M
Summary    Full
13.54
Typical
3/3 Excellent
ORANGE GROVE CHARTER
Excellent/Excellent, AYP NM
Summary   Full
61.26
ABOVE Typical
32/68 Good
PATTISONS ACADEMY (E)
N/A, AYP NM
Summary   Full
100
N/A
PATTISONS ACADEMY (M)
N/A, AYP NM
Summary    Full
100
N/A
THE APPLE CHARTER SCHOOL
At-Risk/At-Risk, AYP NM
Summary   Full
95.73
BELOW Typical
99/187 Average
CHILDREN'S ATTENTION CHARTER (E)
At-Risk/At-Risk, AYP NM
Summary   Full
96.77
BELOW Typical
87/171 Average
CHILDREN'S ATTENTION CHARTER (M)
N/A, AYP NM
Summary    Full
96.77
N/A
CHOICES (M)
At-Risk/At-Risk, AYP NM
Summary    Full
92.73
BELOW Typical
47/65 Average, Below Average
CHOICES (H)
N/A, AYP NM
Summary    Full
92.73
N/A
DISCOVERY CHARTER OF LANCASTER
Excellent/Excellent, AYP M
Summary   Full
39.81
Typical
23/25 Excellent
PHOENIX CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
At-Risk/Excellent, N/A
Summary    Full
87.5
BELOW Typical
19/40 Average
PALMETTO YOUTH ACADEMY
Below Average/Good, AYP M
Summary   Full
93.22
BELOW Typical
109/182 Average
RICHLAND TWO CHARTER HIGH
N/A, AYP NM
Summary    Full
N/A
N/A
RIVERVIEW CHARTER SCHOOL
Good/Good, AYP M
Summary   Full
35.31
BELOW Typical
22/23 Excellent
YOUTH ACADEMY CHARTER
N/A, AYP NMSummary    Full
100
N/A


(1) Ratings are calculated with data available by 11/09/2011.  Schools with Students Like Ours are Elementary Schools with Poverty Indices of no more than 5% above or below the index for this school.

(2) Ratings are calculated with data available by 11/09/2011.  Schools with Students Like Ours are Middle Schools with Poverty Indices of no more than 5% above or below the index for this school.

(3) Ratings are calculated with data available by 11/09/2011.  Schools with Students Like Ours are High Schools with Poverty Indices of no more than 5% above or below the index for this school.