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Chapin High School

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Posted April 2, 2014

My child went to Chapin High School their freshman year. Let me just say that I will not recommend this school to anyone. My child failed so many tests there because they were constantly pulling my child out of class. When I called the school about this, they said "We just wanted to talk to your child to make sure they were learning." Well my child was learning, until they pulled my child out of class every 5 minutes. If they really wanted my child to learn, they would've kept them in there so that they wouldn't be missing instruction. And another thing, whenever they gave my child a silent lunch, they told my child "You cant eat if we give you silent lunch." And my child was given silent lunches often. You know how long my child went without eating? You know how hard that is for a parent to witness? No, I will not recommend this school to anyone ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

National Blue Ribbon this year. Recognized as One of Americas Best last year. Test scores are up. Ap numbers have doubled. School Spirit has improved. Great leadership.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 1, 2008

Excellent principal who cares about kids. Since he arrived 3 years ago, he has made a huge difference. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

One of the best high schools in SC. Great small town atmosphere but the curriculum, and faculty of a much larger school. State championship band and cheerleading program. Great honors and AP program and very involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2005

Great school with well educated and demanding faculty, many specialty courses, great honors program and many motivated students with involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Outstanding faculty (70% have masters degrees). SAT scores are highest in the state. SAT team has won state championship every year since competition was started. Outstand athletic and extra-curricula programs. Navy JROTC is national champion. Fine and performing arts programs are excellent.
—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.
English/Language Arts

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

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Subsidized meals98%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled85%
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%

Math

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled81%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%
English I

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

371 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
U.S. History

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
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 91% 53%
Black 4% 36%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 14%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Palmetto Gold (2006)
  • Palmetto Gold (2005)
  • Palmetto Gold (2004)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55
School end time
  • 3:10
School Leader's name
  • Mike Satterfield
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (803) 345-7111

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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300 Columbia Ave
Chapin, SC 29036
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