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South Aiken High School

Public | 9-12 | 1543 students

 

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Posted May 27, 2012

As a graduate of the school and someone who has been in the classrooms there and in other parts of the state, I am truly baffled by some of the earlier reviews. South Aiken better prepares its graduates than the vast majority of schools in the state and consistently outperforms other district schools academically. The administration is consistent and (almost always) fair, and all but only a couple of teachers are top quality. The so called "community rating" seen here is a gross misrepresentation of the facts.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2011

With the number of students that graduate at South Aiken High School, I would say someone is doing something right. Those students, or former students, who want to complain could be the source of some of the school's problems. Look inside yourself and see if there is something you can do for the school, not expect the school to do for you. You get out of something what you put into it. There are students who have graduated and gone onto colleges that are top in the nation. These are the ones that didn't complain but did what they could to better themselves. South Aiken High School is a great school. Stand up for your school and help support it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

I attend this school currently and I just have to say that South Aiken is by far one of the worst schools I have seen. The teachers can't control their classrooms. The administrators neglect to enforce some rules and when they do enforce them its only on a few students out of the vast majority that are actually breaking the rule. One example being the sleeve rule at South Aiken. Also the school board would rather punish students over solving the issue. But above everything else the classes that are offered we don't meet the standards for. So as I have proved in this review South Aiken High School is an unsatisfactory school. Do not send your children here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2009

i attended this school for a short while as a transfer student. i transferred from NJ and i must say this school is terrible. they did not work with me what so ever with anything i needed. i decided to drop out because it just wasnt working. i dont recomend this school for anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2009

I attend South Aiken High. And there are a select few teachers that teach advanced classes, but all they do is give us the material and they dont even go over the stuff. so how are we supposed to learn anything to prepare us for college if we have teachers that dont do their job. South Aiken needs to improve alot. I will be moving to Aiken High next year to improve my grades because South Aiken isn't cutting it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2007

We don't even offer IB or upper level classes which should tell you something. We need to stop worrying about 'how' much money we have or how much more 'new' stuff we can have than Aiken High and start worrying about our kids grades. We want them to be better than us right?
—Submitted by a student


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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.
English/Language Arts

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

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
African-American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled67%
Not disabled98%
English language learners95%
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled26%
Not disabled95%
English language learners89%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
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.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%
English I

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
66%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

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

363 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
U.S. History

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

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

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
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 63% 53%
Black 26% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • 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
Fax number
  • (803) 641-2607

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • 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
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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232 East Pine Log Rd
Aiken, SC 29803
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Phone: (803) 641-2600

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