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Westside High School

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Posted October 7, 2013

Westside is a great school! The teachers and staff are great, and they are always there to help you and your child any way they can!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2011

Westside High School is EXCELLENT! Mr. Adair is one of the most caring but strick principals. You know if he punishes you he does it out of love. He makes sure our school show great sportsmanship. If we didnt show sportsman ship he would be sure he call and assembly to let us know how he really feels. I loved this school and I would recomened it to anyone. The teaches will bend over backwards to help you with what you need to learn. As Mr. Adair famously says "i dont care if you dont like it, your moma dont like, president Bush dont like, tonota or the long ranger dont like it".. this school is the best! He will give out his personal number so any student can call him if they are in trouble. This school is the most derserving on a 5-star rating.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2010

This school is the best... My daughter comes back and has nothing but good to say about how her day was. And for that, this school must be the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2009

When a Clemson sophomore says that college is easy but that high school was tough, you know they went to a great high school like Westside H.S. in Anderson, S.C. Thanks Westside for preparing students for a successful and rewarding college experience!


Posted October 3, 2009

Great stuff happening at this school - especially in the music department!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

this school is allright but i wish it was more of a uplifter not a downer i mean when i first moved here it was ok i fit in great but the school its self has very low buggets and no airconditioning
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2008

My daughter graduated from Westside in May 2008. Mr. Adair is a wonderful leader and disciplinarian. There needs to be more parental involvement at this school, and there needs to be more money allocated to the music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

Westside has to be the best school in all of South Carolina. I am disappointed to be transferring (against my will) to a school an hour away from Westside later on this year. The teachers at Westside are great, and the principal, Mr. Adair, is the man I respect most in this world. Best school ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2008

Westside high School is the best high school in the stste of Sout hCarolina, not because of our academic achievements, but because of our leadership, pride, integrity, and sportsman ship in all that we do. Tahnk you to all of my teachers, students, faculty, and staff for your help and support.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2008

I love this school! It's a great place where I have learned more than just academics. I love going to school here, and everyone is just so polite. Plus, we have the most amazing principal ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2005

I think Westside is the best school around. I am a 10th grader at westside and i absolutely enjoy being at the school. We have the best principal in the world who loves and cares for us just like we were one of his own children, and the teachers are even better. 'It's a matter of Pride'
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 21, 2004

I enjoyed being a student at West Side for the short period of time I attened. During August of 2004, I was enrolled as a grade 10 student. The atmostphere is the best for learning, the majority of students are very well mannered and disciplined. I liked the small group class settings, taking the bus to and from school, meeting new people, and having fun when neccesary. Mr. Adair is one of the best leaders and friend, he is one that likes perfection in his place of business and when dealing with his school family. If I could come back to my West Side I would because learning is earning. I miss all of my teachers but only one who I remember greatly Mrs. Meyer who I gave a hard time my first day in her class. Former student; T. Williams West Side is the best Side!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 21, 2003

This is a great school, Mr. Adair(principal) is the greatest human being and friend I have ever had. Even though I did not get the oppertunity to go to Westside, my son Kevin Bridges is very lucky to be able to go to a school as great as Westside. GO RAMS!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students89%
Female93%
Male84%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled60%
Not disabled94%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Math

All Students75%
Female78%
Male71%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled32%
Not disabled82%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
60%
English I

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

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%
Physical Science

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

405 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
U.S. History

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
33%
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 55% 53%
Black 38% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 56%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Anderson, SC 29625
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