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Irmo High School

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Posted October 11, 2010

Irmo is amazing at preparing students to be successful at life. A very proud tradition of excellence, especially within the Band program.


Posted September 29, 2009

I love this school-from teachers to the front desk, and especially Principal Eddie Walker! We've had a great experience since my son's first day of 9th grade and am proud to say he will be an Irmo graduate in 2011, and feel sure that my other 2 children will continue with this positive experience as they to will attend Irmo High-Best High School by far!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I love this school the teachers really work with the parents in assisting with your child education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Irmo provided my daughter a great education to set her up for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2008

Mr. Eddie Walker is the best thing that has ever happened to Irmo High. He affects 2000 plus students in a positive way everyday. They strive to be better people because of his example
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

Irmo High School is an exceptional school. We have a wonderful principal, dedicated teachers, involved parents, and terrific students Barbara Ronan, parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2007

This school has a lot of qualities, mostly all bad. Irmo High school does have high testing scores and some smart kids. Its not a good school overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2004

I think that Irmo High School is one of the best schools in the state of South Carolina. The teachers there are so helpful. I graduated from Irmo High School in 2004 and so did my mother in 1978 and my sisters will graduate from there in 2005 and 2010. My teachers were some of the most helpful people there and they cared so much for all of their students. Even now that I'm in college, I still keep in contact with some of my teachers because they were more than just instructors, they were our parents away from home.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 1, 2003

Irmo ranked in the top ten in the state in both ACT and SAT scores. Last year it won both the state football championship and state band competition. Irmo has won the band championship (in the large school category) nine years in a row.) Arguably the best school in the state of SC.
—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.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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%
Female97%
Male85%
African-American86%
Asian82%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled47%
Not disabled96%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant91%

Math

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
African-American76%
Asian73%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial86%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled36%
Not disabled89%
English language learners72%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%
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.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%
English I

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

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%
Physical Science

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

447 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
U.S. History

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

56 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.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
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 48% 53%
Black 41% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 45%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6671 St Andrews Rd
Columbia, SC 29212
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Phone: (803) 476-3000

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