Details overview

Hours 07:50 AM - 02:40 PM
School leader Arthur Newton
District Lexington 05 School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school Magnet
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Instructional / curriculum models used Project-based
Standards-based

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
3
Music
including: Orchestra
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Orchestra
Performing & written arts None
Media arts Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Printmaking
World languages taught Spanish

Support

14
Facilities
including: Auditorium
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Multiple disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Other health impairment
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Preschool meals offered Breakfast
Morning Snack
Lunch
Afternoon Snack

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 55% 36%
White 33% 53%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 50% 49%
N/A 50% 51%
Male 50% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 57%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

1
Girls Sports
including: PE classes
1
Boys Sports
including: PE classes
10
Clubs
including: Chess club
Girls sports PE classes
Boys sports PE classes
Boys sports (misc.) Boys Run Hard
Clubs Art club
Chess club
Community service
Dance club
Girls on the Run
Homework help / Study buddy club
Recycling club
Robotics club
Student council / government
Television / Radio News
Clubs (misc.) Beta Club
  Leadership
  Girls in Pearls&Extra Innings
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) Moms Make a Difference, All Pro Dads
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools Crossroads Middle School
  Dutch Fork Middle School
  Chapin Middle School
Parent involvement details HWES keeps parents informed via biweekly school newsletters, weekly classroom newsletters and phone blasts for upcoming deadlines and important events.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying HWES takes an active roll in bully prevention through a comprehensive program delivered by the guidance department and reinforced through the school-wide PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) focus.

Awards

Academic award Excellent Excellent SC Report Card Rating
Year received 2014
Academic award Palmetto Gold
Year received 2013

Teachers

15
Staff
including: Reading specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Behavioral health specialist
Coach(es)
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
School counselor
School psychologist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details The staff at HWES is comprised of veteran teachers who are committed to student success!

Neighborhood

Transportation details Many local afterschool programs pick students up from HWES each afternoon. Please contact the school for a listing.
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Transportation options (misc.) Car Riders and Walkers
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Run Hard
Partner website Https://www.runhard.org/
Partner Fleet Feet Sports
Partner website Http://www.fleetfeetcolumbia.com/
Partner South State Bank
Partner website Https://www.southstatebank.com/
Partner EmbroidMe
Partner website Http://embroidme-columbianw.com/

Enrollment

Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Apply to the school
Students living in district can apply for transfer

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012