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South Davidson High

Public | 9-12 | 421 students

 

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Posted January 12, 2012

I would not have my children in any other school district! Wonderful teachers that CARE about their students! A+++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

This is a good school, but there is sometime of teacher who do not communitcate good between the school factunity. But other than that it is good
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2008

I think Mr.Overcash was a great asset to SDHS he and Mr. Hunt are both great assets to SDHS and anyone who says otherwise must be from the town of denton where their kids do no wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2008

hahaha yeah the principal is AWESOME. he has sex with 17 year old students and is now in the davidson county jail, what a GREAT principal!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2007

I believe the principle is a good person and tries to look out for the kids.I don't think all the teachers help the kids understand things that they don't, they just expect them to learn at the drop of a hat.I do believe sometimes they expect too much out of the kids.Such as big items like the projects,it should have been went over with a teacher on a trial basis the year before so they would understand what was expected of them.I do believe they are safe at this school though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2007

I think South Davidson is ok the principal is good. Some of the teacher need to be changed around to better the kids learning. All in all the High School is ok nothing great but for a small town it does ok.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

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Science

All Studentsn/a
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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students17%
Female13%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students17%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students23%
Female22%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students50%
Female58%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 52%
Hispanic 2% 14%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Black 0% 26%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mike Lawson
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (336) 242-5702

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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14956 North Carolina 109
Denton, NC 27239
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