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Posted November 13, 2010

Cross High School is a great school. I have worked there for 13 years and I have found the students to be kind, courteous, and academically talented. The parents and the community are supportive of the school and interested in their children's education. The majority of the faculty have advanced degrees and frequently collaborate to improve instruction. Discipline issues are rare; but, when there is an issue, the faculty and administration are on top of it. The school is safe and students, parents, faculty, and staff do not have to worry about violence. Many graduates of Cross High School attend college or enlist in the military. Students have been successful in completing undergraduate degrees at Wofford, Howard, SC State, USC, the College of Charleston, Benedict, Claflin, Coastal Carolina, Francis Marion, and many other fine institutions of higher learning. I am proud to be a valued member of the Cross High School family.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2010

Cross high has done great things in tha past couple of yrs tht i have been goin there The faculty and staff are very nice and helpful. The student body is caring and has eachothers backs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2009

This school is a great , even with all of the challenges it have.


Posted April 11, 2009

The school offers tremendous possibilities for all students and I would bring my child here anytime. Teachers are top-notch and the administration very friendly, not to mention about the technology that is available. The class size is very small so children will get more individual attention. I would recommend it to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2009

Excellent school! My child is very successful here and many great courses are also offered. Teachers are knowledgeable and the faculty is very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

I am currently a student at Cross High. I think the teachers are awsome, but my biggest problem with my school is that my class mates treat our teachers like trash. Its terrible when I'm seeing my teachers get treated like they are the children. The only reason I'm still at this school is because of the few friends I have, that have enough sense to act like an adult.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2005

I believe that Cross High is a great school. There are great teachers that really care for us and are ready to teach us. I'm a student at Cross High and, trust me, I know what is going on around the school. If you take time out and pay attention, you'll become a great student.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 24, 2005

I am appalled at the lack of discipline in this school. It appears as though the students run the school, not the adults. Students are often roaming the halls and classes are unruly.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 5, 2005

I think Cross High School is a great tool for education. I believe it is not all the school's job to provide everything. The student must want the knowledge. The parents must encourage their children. I am a 2002 graduate of Cross High and I am doing excellent in college. I have kept all my scholarships, involved in clubs and organizations and have a job. Cross has built a foundation for me, which I am adding on everyday. I must admit, I was not on the same level as other College students, but that was my fault. The information was there, it was me as an individual not taking it. It takes much discipline to attend Cross High, and many students do not have that discipline. But it starts at home. So everyone that degrades or destroys Cross High, should evaluate themselves.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 5, 2004

I think that Cross High School is not a great school for your child to be educated at. They are not teaching students the things that need to be taught. I am a former student of Cross High,but transferred to Holly Hill Roberts High School (now Lake Marion High School). I learn a lot at the school I'm at now. Cross High is a great school for students who just like to party and have fun activities, but as for the learning, it's not.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 2, 2004

As a parent of a past student at this 'education' facility, I was abhorred at the condition of the buildings, as well as to the demeanor of the educators. I cannot,for any reason,find justification to the negligence of this school. The basic functions of an education system is to provide children with the oppurtunity to be transported,seated, housed in a learning enviorment with out the destractions of no heat, no water, a leaky roof and depriving our children of their future. I, a taxpayer of this fouled up state, will never enroll my child in Cross High or other adjoining 'education' facilities. Packing and moving to where education is taught on a more professional level and in adequate facilties!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 71% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
35%
Writing

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS 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 the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS 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 the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students72%
Female82%
Male58%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Math

All Students63%
Female74%
Male47%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%

Science

All Students52%
Female59%
Male42%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Female44%
Male37%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals40%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant41%

Writing

All Students71%
Female82%
Male57%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled40%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS 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 the state standard.

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

English/Language Arts

All Students39%
Female52%
Male32%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals35%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled14%
Not disabled47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant39%

Math

All Students49%
Female57%
Male46%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled14%
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant49%

Science

All Students29%
Femalen/a
Male30%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals29%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant29%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Female43%
Male50%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals42%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%

Writing

All Students52%
Female62%
Male46%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled14%
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS 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 the state standard.

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

English/Language Arts

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%

Math

All Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
43%
English I

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
80%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
Physical Science

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
47%
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
Black 78% 36%
White 21% 53%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1293 Old Hwy 6
Cross, SC 29436
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