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Aiken High School

Public | 9-12 | 1481 students

 

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Posted May 6, 2013

bullying! Teachers do nothing about the bullying. They just tell the students to ignore it and they will stop. News Flash it doesn't work especially on the north side kids!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2012

I attended AHS in the 70ty and it was one of the best hight schools in the state. We get out school what we put into school, you can blame the thachers if you want to, but it is the students that make it work or not work. If you do your part you will get one of the best hight school educatinos in the state of S.C.. Just wanted to say thanks to all of the teachers that put so much in me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2012

Loved Aiken High when I was there! If you don't excel here, it's because you're lazy. Plain and simple. And I say that as someone who was lazy in high school but excelled greatly in college. Overall, the teachers are very good and work well with the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2011

This is truly an awful school. I have been to schools in third world countries that are better maintained and have more up to date equipment. The student advisors are overworked and unless your child is a discipline problem or a 4.0 student you will receive no help at all. The german program is great but unfortunately that is the only program in the school that is worth mentioning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

I am truly impressed by the German Program. Both my children are taking German right now and they love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

AHS is a wonderful high school. When we relocated to this area, we considered living in Aiken, Augusta, and even Lexington. We found that AHS offers our son everything he needs. He has excellent teachers who challenge and inspire him, he has met great friends who are good kids, and he participates in meaningful extracurricular activities. We feel confident that his experiences at AHS will have him well-prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

If you want a great education, you can get one at Aiken High!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2007

Aiken High School is what you want to make it. If your there to learn, that is what you will find. But if your there for drama you will find that too. I aslo find that many teachers do not care about teaching, but the few who actually care make up for all of the others. So overall it depends on what you want from Aiken High School in order to fight that if your looking for the bad it will be found , but so will the good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2007

My daughter attends this school. You have to pick and choose which teachers you get, but you can get a rock-solid ecudation at Aiken HS. My only complaint is that she does not write much in her English classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2006

This is not a good school. I have/had three kids going to this school. The teachers do not want to take the time to teach your kids right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2006

Aiken High is the most well-rounded school I have seen. I had three children graduate from there and all received excellent attention, individualized to their needs and personalities. From technology to sports, an absolutely incredible place for children to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

Aiken High is the best school all around. The teachers are amazing, the faculty is very nice, there are tons of things to do after school or during school. Aiken High has the best courses to take with a variety of classes to meet your interest. The campus is really big but it gets kids ready for college, with all the walking. Aiken High is the only school in Aiken County to have the IB program, which should say something. All the kids get along very well. My kids would definately go to Aiken High!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2004

Aiken high is an awesome school. I think there should be more pep rallies though. But other than that it is the best school in aiken maybe even south carolina. Everyone gets along pretty well and unlike the school on the south side you arent judged by the clothes you wear or the car you drive but by your personality and how you act. But go hornets.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2004

Aiken High School is the BEST high school in Aiken County! The teachers are great and the other staff members are even better! There are tons of activities for students, no matter what your interest is. Althouogh the campus is big, you DO have 6 minutes to get to each class, which is more than enough. Again, I would like to praise the faculty and staff and thank them for all thier hard work and dedication!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2004

Aiken high is truly an aweful school. It is so big that you don't get nearly enough attention from the teachers. I admit that there are some truely awesome teachers.. but hardly. A lot of them are quite boring and have several jokes targeting them from the students. I have been to a whole lot of schools and I would honestly have to say that Aiken is the worst one I've ever been at. When I have children it would be the last place I'd let them go to school at. It's not safe at all.To keep your kid safe and to be able to learn at the extent of their knowledge, keep your kid out of Aiken.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

Aiken High School Rocks!!The teachers are good,and there are tons of things to do after school.The only drawbacks are the long walks...the campus is huge. Aiken high has 2 gyms and 2 cafeterias.That should give you a hint of how large it is.


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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled68%
Not disabled94%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant91%

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled63%
Not disabled91%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
57%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
62%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

346 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
58%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 53%
Black 43% 36%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Garen Cofer
Fax number
  • (803) 641-2501

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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449 Rutland Dr
Aiken, SC 29801
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Phone: (803) 641-2500

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