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Darlington High School

Public | 9-12 | 1194 students

 
 

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3 stars


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Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers at this school are wonderful, could not be any better, this 5-star rating goes to them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2009

i did find that children with special needs and 504 plans did not get the help that they needed i had to pull my child from the school to get the help she needed there communication in this area was poor and they did not support me as a parent very well
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

This is my senior year at DHS. All in all the school is pretty okay. The one thing that needs work is discipline. If I had the chance to go to any high school, it would be Darlington High. Darlington has everything a high school needs. Great athletics, good teachers, and a nice environment. ~Yvette~
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2004

Darlington High is what you make it. No need to bash teachers and behavior. The school is wonderful and I enjoyed all my years there. I wouldn't trade those years away for a million dollars (of course I am telling a big one) but seriously principals can't be babysitters and home training helps. So stay off my alma mater's back cause I am a falcon for life. _Dominque Thompson-2004 GRADUATE(currently attending Francis Marion University)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 14, 2004

Darlington High is a very good school i feel that if the kids take there time to learn and have 100% participation then the grades would be higher. I just graduated in May 2004 I was at DHS for 4 years and if my grades was low it was my fault and I needed to study more. DHS can be a better place if the kids follow the rules and stop thinking that they rule it. Some of the Teachers are great including Mrs. Susan Abraham who I have became very close too. Plus Mr. Eckhardt, Mrs. Green, Mr. Lewis, Mrs. Barbara Brown, Mrs. Bishop and I believe its a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2004

I give Darlington High School the lowest rating I can! This school has really gone downhill. I had one son to graduate in 2002 and I have another son that is a Sophomore there. There is so much predjudism in this school. This school has two sets of rules when only one set is required. There is a no cell phone, CD player, or smoking policy at this school yet the majority still takes advantage of it and gets away with it. This school lacks discipline. The majority rules...and the rest of them just suffer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

The school has the potential to be better. Last year my son was a freshman at Darlington High and he had one teacher which was his math teacher (Gina) that truly showed that she had my son's best interst at hand. She kept us informed of success's as well as failures. Gina did everthing as a teacher to make sure that my son was successful. It's great to have a teacher to support and encourage a child the way she did. Other than my previous comment my experience with Darlington High has been one that has left a sour taste in my mouth. The teachers did not keep me informed of my son's success or failures even after I had made phone calls and sent letters to school with my child along with personal visits. My husband and I were informed at Interim Report time or Report Card time. A child's success depends on the teacher, parent and child. All must work together as a team for the good of the child. In my experience when meeting face to face with teacher's to address issues and/or concerns I found that I got round about answers or they didn't have any. The school system doesn't have enough buses and or drivers to provide transportation to the children that go to different schools. Jr High students ride the bus with High School students. This in itself is asking for problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

I am a student at DHS and I see more issues with full classrooms than anything. The status for number of students per teacher was 12.1 and all 4 of my classes have NO LESS than 20 people. I believe this makes it harder for the students to learn in a quiet enviroment. All in all, the school has good teachers, sports, and principles. We just need more of the sports and teachers. Not all students play basketball and football--there is also tennis, soccer, golf, and so many more. We need to get teachers involved in the sports too.


Posted August 22, 2003

I went there several years ago and it was wonderful. My children go there now. The teachers don't give enough help to the students when needed and the only concern they seem to have is what the students are wearing. There just isn't any type of organization there. The children are so frustrated they can't absorb any helpful information.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 12, 2003

This school is not all that bad as people like to say. It has a wonderful campus, great teachers and a nice atmosphere. It was student there myself and I loved it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 24, 2003

This school could be a whole lot more involved in with what the children are doing. The school should not show racism but they do, and it could also be cleaner.


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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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

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 Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled56%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Math

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled56%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%
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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
40%
English I

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%
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 70% 36%
White 29% 53%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 6%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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525 Spring St
Darlington, SC 29532
Phone: (843) 398-5140

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