ERIC Number: ED231057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Trends in South Carolina. Office of Research Report Series.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
This report contains state and district statistical summaries for South Carolina elementary and secondary public schools from 1969-70 through 1981-82. During that 12-year period, while enrollment for grades kindergarten through 12 declined by about 7 percent and for grades 1 through 12 by approximately 12 percent, public kindergarten enrollment grew over 600 percent. Despite generally declining enrollments in public schools, the number of staff increased by 14 percent due to expansion of programs for special populations, such as handicapped and gifted students. South Carolina teachers in 1981-82 were paid an average salary of $15,615--$3,000 less than the national average, but 127 percent more than in 1969-70. Of 37,913 high school graduates in 1981-82, 52 percent entered postsecondary institutions, and the number of graduates has been increasing. In 1981-82, public school buses traveled over 58 million miles transporting 66 percent of all public school students. Approximately 68 percent of the students were provided lunches, and 11 percent were provided breakfasts. Student test scores in the Statewide Testing Program and on the Scholastic Aptitude Test have been inproving, though the latter are still below the national average. South Carolina's per pupil expenditures also continue to be below the national average. (JBM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Breakfast Programs, Busing, Disabilities, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Graduates, Kindergarten, Lunch Programs, School District Spending, School Districts, School Statistics, State Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Student Transportation, Tables (Data), Teacher Salaries, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina