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The Presentation that was given on February 25, 2011.

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Community Forum 02/25/11

Spartanburg Community Indicators Project:

Spartanburg Community Indicators Project It is a collaboration of The Spartanburg County Foundation, United Way of the Piedmont, Spartanburg County Government, and The University of South Carolina Upstate. It reports on progress of key issues that are the clearest indicators of quality of life in the County of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Its g oal is to report on data and community initiatives to inspire dialogue and strategy within the community which hopefully leads to change.

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A Brief History of Indicators in Spartanburg County 1987 Spartanburg County Foundation published the First Community Indicators Report. Process repeated every two or three years. 1995 Spartanburg Adult Learning Center established. 2001 Community Indicators V published in partnership with the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce. 2003 Began Partnering with United Way of the Piedmont YEAR EVENTS

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2003-2004 Conducted Focus Groups and established 10 goals. 2005-2006 Published Community Indicators VI: S trategic Spartanburg and Community Improvement Plan . 2006-2007 Added Spartanburg County and USC Upstate as Sponsoring Organizations EVENTS YEAR A Brief History of Indicators in Spartanburg County

Ten Goals :

Ten Goals Academic Success Education and Training Elderly Independence Stable & Nurturing Families Healthy Families Economic Means Economic Viability Community Safety Civic Engagement Management of Natural Resources

Six Indicator Areas:

Six Indicator Areas Education Economy Public Health Natural Environment Social Environment Community Engagement

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Stakeholders

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Our Process

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Dashboards

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Dr. Kathleen Brady Director Metropolitan Studies Institute

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Education in Spartanburg County Secondary Indicators

Education Indicators:

Education Indicators Secondary Indicators: Head start enrollment PACT / PASS / NAEP results HSAP (exit exam) Dropout rates Higher education funding Leading Indicators: Population educational attainment Readiness for school High school graduation rate College graduation rate

Education Indicators:

Education Indicators Crosscutting Indicators: Poverty Income Secondary Indicators continued: College enrollment Freshman retention Degrees awarded Retention of graduates

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Education in Spartanburg County Leading Indicators

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Educational Attainment, Population Age 25 and Over (2005-2009) Spartanburg County South Carolina United States % High School Grad or Higher 78.8% 82.2% 84.6% % Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 19.8% 23.5% 27.5% % No High School Diploma 21.3% 17.8% 15.5% An increase of 1% in the population with a Bachelor’s degree is associated with an increase in per capita income of $314 in S.C. Educational Attainment

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Educational Attainment, cont.

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Educational Attainment, cont.

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Educational Attainment, cont.

Readiness for School:

Readiness for School Readiness Indicators, Spartanburg, Richland and S.C. (2008) Spartanburg Richland S.C. Children not consistently ready for first grade 18.0% 25.7% 20.8% Failures in grades 1-3 6.6% 7.0% 9.3% Over-age for grade 3 12.4% 11.7% 15.9% Grade 3 reading below standards 12.5% 13.0% 13.3% Grade 3 math below standards 19.7% 28.9% 22.8%

High School Graduation Rate:

High School Graduation Rate District 2008-2009 Total “on time” graduation rate (SCDOE) Graduation rate for Students eligible for subsidized meals 2006-2007 Freshman Graduation rate (USDOE) 1 75.1% 67.8% 61.3% 2 77.3% 67.6% 61.6% 3 85.0% 80.2% 69.7% 4 83.6% 77.9% 54.4% 5 80.2% 67.2% 58% 6 80.8% 74.4% 64.7% 7 73.7% 64.2% 47.2%

High School Graduation Rate, cont. :

High School Graduation Rate, cont.

College Graduation Rate:

College Graduation Rate National Six-Year Graduation Rate by Selectivity, Four-Year Public Institutions, 2001 Cohort ACCEPTANCE RATE SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE Open Admission 28% 90% + accepted 48.6% 75% - 89.9% accepted 56.1% 50% - 74.9% accepted 59.3% 25% - 49% accepted 74.1% Less than 25% accepted 85.4%

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Education in Spartanburg County Secondary Indicators

Head Start Enrollment:

Head Start Enrollment Piedmont Community Action: funded enrollment for 570 children Spartanburg County First Steps: provided direct intensive services to 514 children in 2009 Spartanburg County children under age 5 living in poverty: 5,276

PACT / PASS and NAEP:

PACT / PASS and NAEP

HSAP (Exit Exam):

HSAP (Exit Exam)

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S.C. Drop Out Rate by County Rank, 2006-2008 Rank County All White Male White Female Black / Other Male Black / Other Female 1 Horry 12.1 14.8 6.6 20.3 9.4 3 Greenville 17.5 17.0 14.5 28.4 12.5 10 Richland 22.5 19.0 15.9 30.9 18.3 24 Spartanburg 26.9 27.1 24.2 35.5 22.7 26 Charleston 27.4 13.1 11.4 46.4 26.3 28 Union 28.7 30.3 31.6 30.2 20.8 31 Cherokee 30.7 32.8 25.1 41.4 28.0 46 Chester 52.9 62.8 50.0 53.8 44.8 State Average 24.5 24.4 19.2 34.7 20.4 Drop Out Rate

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Higher education funding

College Enrollment:

College Enrollment

Freshman Retention:

Freshman Retention Full Time Retention rate, Spartanburg County Institutions, 2005 through 2008 2005 2006 2007 2008 Wofford 89% 89% 92% 90% Converse 79% 71% 69% 76% USC Upstate 62% 65% 64% 65% Spartanburg Methodist 52% 57% 55% 47% Spartanburg Community College 60% 55% 55% 52%

Degrees Awarded:

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded, cont.:

Degrees Awarded, cont.

Retention of Graduates:

Retention of Graduates

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