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Edisto High School

Public | 9-12 | 774 students

 
 

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Posted July 17, 2011

I attended Edisto High School and graduated in the class of 2010. I was in no way prepared for college. I struggle everyday to be able to keep up with other students and the professors. I would not recommend anyone send their child to this school! I can not stress that enough the teachers did not care about teaching students nor did they have adequate knowledge of the subjects they taught.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2007

I was an honor student at Edisto and currently attend Clemson University. Edisto prepared me to face the challenges that I would face at Clemson with their outstanding Science and Math department. Ms. Hill, Mr.D, Mrs. Gibney are just a few of many great teachers at Edisto
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2007

My child, although an honor student, was not equipped for college when it came to calculus. Although, the teacher apologized for not preparing them, that didn't benefit the students. There is much room for improvement at Edisto although when we moved here we were told it was the best in the area. There are good teachers but there are others that, in my opinion, are just getting a paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2006

I am a graduate of Edisto High School (year 2003). I think Edisto is a wonderful place! I am a New York native, and I moved back right after I graduated. Let me just say, that I immediately got a job at a major corporation in downtown Manhattan. I used the skills I recieved from Edisto so........you have an A+ in my book! Thank You Mrs. Sandra Ott, Mrs. Cooper, and Mrs. Keitt
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 19, 2005

All you have to do is compare this school to others within a 30 mile or so area, and you will find that the test scores for this school are exceptional. It is obvious that the teachers are doing their job and that the parents are involved with their children otherwise scores of this caliber could not have happened. There are plenty of extracurricular activities for the students to get involved with (sports, band, etc.). I graduated 15 years ago from this school and was well equipped for college. Edisto is still providing that same great education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 20, 2005

Edisto is one of the better schools in the low country. Their pact scores are almost last. The students have basically the run of the school. Most of the teachers don't know how to teach. The students have virtually no work because the teachers are not trained to handle kids these days. They don't care if you pass or fail. They definitly don't show any effort at all. Not all of them just a few of them that don't care at all and don't want your kids there at all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2004

Edisto is becoming a better school we have great administrators such as Mr. Vaughn, Ms. Smith, and Mr. Byers. The school is a place where you feel very safe and is one of the best High Schools in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2004

I am a student at Edisto High School last year right outside Orangeburg, SC. The SAT scores are not exceptable at this school. I think we need to focus more on the academics in order to succeed here at Edisto. The direction that we are heading in is getting better but more improvement is needed for us to succeed after the High School Years.
—Submitted by a 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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
African-American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled54%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Math

All Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled39%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
56%
English I

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
46%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
Physical Science

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

193 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
35%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
36%
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 50% 53%
Black 48% 36%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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