ERIC Number: ED328596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Rankings of the Counties and School Districts of South Carolina 1988-89. 1990 Edition.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Research.
Data are presented to allow comparisons of school districts on various characteristics that result from, or are closely connected with, education in South Carolina. This document presents 115 tables of ranked characteristics related to public education in South Carolina. The characteristics are arranged alphabetically by the 91 school district or county names and numerically by characteristic value. In some instances, a high value is favorable; in others, it may be unfavorable. Estimates reflect the population as of July 1, 1988. Tables are grouped according to the following topics: (1) population; (2) economics; (3) pupils; (4) professional staff; (5) finances; and (6) miscellaneous information. For the 1988-89 school year, the largest number of students served by a local public school system was 50,813 as reported by Greenville School District, and the smallest number of students served by a local school district was 548 as reported by Marion School District 4. The largest percent increase in enrollment from 1979 to 1989 was 34.4 as reported in Dorchester School District 2, and the largest percent decrease over the past 10 years was 31.7 in Clarendon School District 1. During 1988-89, one of every 25 public school students (4.2%) in grades 9 through 12 dropped out of school. Thirty-seven school districts reported dropout rates that exceeded the average for the state. The teacher turnover rate among the 91 school districts from 1987-88 to 1988-89 ranged from 3.9% to 33.9%. The current operating expenditures per student in South Carolina public schools increased from $1,229 in 1978-79 to $3,439 in 1988-89. The statewide average pregnancy rate among females 14 to 17 years old was 5.7% during 1988. Four appendices provide supplemental information, and a fifth appendix presents a glossary of terms used in reporting. (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, County School Districts, Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Local Norms, Population Trends, Public Schools, School Districts, School Personnel, School Statistics, State Norms, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data)
Management Information Section, Office of Research, Room 605, Rutledge Building, Columbia, SC 29201 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Research.
Identifiers: Ranking; South Carolina