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4060 West Wildcat Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29414
p. 843-573-1201

West Ashley High School
in Charleston, SC

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Charleston 01
State Agency:
South Carolina Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offered9th Grade – 12th Grade
LevelHigh School
Teacher FTEs131.6
Surrounding communityCity, Mid-size Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population less than 250,000 and greater than or equal to 100,000.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Charleston, SC 29414
Total Population23,598 (23,096 urban / 502 rural)
Households9,615 (2.42 people per house)
Median Household Income$48,251
Families6,335 (2.97 people per family)
Pop. — African American4,740
Pop. — Asian488
Pop. — Pacific Islander16
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native122
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)18,336
Pop. — Other174

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 718 37%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 181 9%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 899 46%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     12%
English Language Learners     2%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A29%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A44%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A51%
White Non-HispanicN/A66%
All Students<56%59%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 2,088 88.97%
GED Recipients     5.57%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at West Ashley High School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic1,046>53%39%
Asian / Pacific Islander301%1%
American Indian / Alaskan Native4N/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic806<41%53%
9th Grade 397 23 9 3 246 678
10th Grade 264 16 6 1 207 494
11th Grade 187 9 7 168 371
12th Grade 198 9 8 185 400
Total 1,046 57 30 4 806 1,943

Charleston 01 – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for West Ashley High School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides613.9>47%40%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors13.0<1%2%
Library / Media Specialist75.0>6%5%
Library / Media Support1.0<0%1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)33.2>3%2%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)86.3>7%6%
Guidance Staff Total119.5>9%9%
District Admins10.0<1%3%
Dist. Admin/Sppt20.0<2%2%
School Admins159.3>12%12%
School Admin/SpptN/A3%
Other Support1.0<0%1%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Charleston 01 Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools$22,000 $3
Payments to Charter Schools$22,890,000>$542$141
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$951,882,000>$22,547$7,255
 Issued During Fiscal Year$107,000<$2$3,818
 Retired During Fiscal Year$107,000<$2$3,818
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$941,934,000>$22,312$9,054
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
 Sinking Fund$70,899,000>$1,679$657
 Bond Fund$497,324,000>$11,780$3,168
 Other Funds$46,162,000<$1,093$1,572
Total Revenues$491,792,000>$11,649$10,152
Total Expenses$509,114,000>$12,059$10,422

Charleston 01 Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$108,335,000$21,485,814
Special Education Programs$26,546,000$4,393,477
Vocational Education Programs$6,364,000$968,546
Other Education Programs$1,248,000$268,691
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$149,694,000$39,610,000$25,322,948$7,066,722
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$15,185,000$3,923,000$2,775,685$758,864
 General Administration$1,756,000$4,025,000$299,828$191,920
 School Administration$16,752,000$4,370,000$2,715,875$744,875
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$8,264,000$2,358,000$1,729,515$592,897
 Student Transportation$490,000$156,000$1,117,686$341,628
 Business / Central / Other$7,015,000$1,591,000$1,072,132$330,880
Food Services$6,722,000$1,996,000$1,154,639$428,458

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Charleston 01.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$25,798,000<$611$675
  General Administration$13,191,000>$312$157
  School Administration$22,532,000>$533$493
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$40,375,000>$956$808
  Student Transportation$15,735,535>$372$314
  Business / Central / Other$10,868,000<$257$270
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$18,326,000<$434$488
  Enterprise Operations$2,799,000>$66$38
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$4,081,000>$96$54
 Adult Education$1,964,000<$46$71
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures$7,553,000<$178$237
 Instructional Equipment$80,000<$1$49
 Other Equipment$13,351,000>$316$157
 Non-Specified Equipment$722,000<$17$76
Payments to State Govt's$763,000<$18$35
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$322,000<$7$34
Debt Interest$46,961,000>$1,112$293

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Charleston 01.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$16,440,000>$389$303
  Children with Disabilities Idea$12,449,000>$294$262
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$2,915,000>$69$63
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$275,000>$6$5
  Title V, Part A$70,000<$1$2
  Vocational and Tech Education$793,000<$18$21
  Bilingual Education$148,000<$3$4
  Child Nutrition Act$11,104,000<$263$323
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid$96,000<$2$21
  Indian Education   
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$28,341,000<$671$1,345
 Staff Improvement Programs$36,997,000<$876$1,202
 Special Education Programs$7,623,000<$180$517
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$10,910,000<$258$348
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs$2,187,000>$51$39
 Vocational Education Programs$7,460,000<$176$436
 School Lunch Programs$30,000 $1
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$420,000<$9$41
 Transportation Programs$2,395,000<$56$76
 Other Programs$32,179,000<$762$817
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits$6,894,000>$163$137
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$244,824,000>$5,799$2,942
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes  $299
 From Other School Systems  $14
 From Cities and Counties$124,000<$2$219
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$29,000 $12
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents  $8
 School Lunch$5,778,000>$136$111
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts$8,026,000<$190$203
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services   
 Interest Earnings$31,664,000>$750$195

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