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Fort Mill High School

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4 stars

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Posted April 6, 2013

I graduated from FMHS in 2011 and attended Fort Mill schools my whole life. The teachers, administrators, and students of FMHS foster a tradition of excellence that you can't find anywhere else. I'm currently a chemistry at Clemson majoring in chemistry and minoring in mathematics. I maintain a high GPR and I know that I wouldn't have been this well equipped without FMHS.


Posted February 12, 2013

I'm a parent of a child at the other HS in town. Knowing the administrators at FMHS and NFHS and how much competition there is among applicants to fill teaching and coaching positions at FMHS; I have to say FMHS seems to me like the greater of the two great high schools in Fort Mill as of 2013. They are still both great schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

As a former teacher at Fort Mill I will say that parents and students both are lucky to have Fort Mill high. Unfortunately, I have and am teaching at other South Carolina school that come no where near the caring and calm environment that you find at FM. I only wish that other schools had the Principal, teachers and students that Fort Mill does. I miss it very very much, and not a week goes by that I wish I was still in the Fort Mill Family.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 22, 2012

cops arrest students/family members for cheering '08 at Graduation ceremony, if I did have kids in school they'd be in a charter school not public.


Posted April 16, 2011

We moved to Fort Mill at the end of 2009. My daughter attends Fort Mill High. In Hampton Roads Va, she had been enrolled in a Christian school. I had no idea a public school could be like this one. AMAZING in every way. We are so blessed to be in this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2011

I hate this school with burning passion. most of the students are so mean and always gossiping, like little middle schoolgirls. I transferred here from another state and have no true friends. I would rather be by myself because most I've met are like robots, acting like everyone else. I am switching schools for 10th grade because i dread every morning and feel isolated through the school day. its all about your End of Course exam & sports at Fort Mill, and you wont expect much else!! i feel like i am in training to help fund the school (with my test scores) instead of a calm learning environment
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2010

I love Fort Mill High School. I am part of the graudating class of 2010. I can not see where they could find a school with better teachers, faculty, and staff. We are Fort Mill!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2009

Fort Mill High school, Don't come unless you are willing to learn. Parents don't come unless you are willing to be involved in your childs education. In my opinion FMHS has to be one of the 10 best public school systems in the country. Sadly this economy has forced me to leave Fort Mill and I am sad to say that where I am going pales and I will be lucky to find a school half as good for my childs last 2 years of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2009

Fort Mill High School is the prime area if you want to move to the Charlotte area and have children. It has outstanding schools and amazing administration. I am a junior at FMHS and we all love it there. No matter how much we complain about school, I've realized that every high school will still be school. But since we have to go, at least its at fort mill. DWWD (Do What We Do)
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2009

I am a student graduating in 2010. Fort mill high school is amazing. The teachers there are good at what they do. I feel so welcomed ever morning.I am glad to say that I am a yellow jacket.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2009

My daughter attended Fort Mill schools all 12 years of school. The experience was outstanding and I can honestly say she got a private school education in a public school environment. There is no finer principal than Dee Christoper of Fort Mill High. He is a dynamic leader and friend to all at FMHS. My girl is off to Clemson with a SC Life Scholarship and some additional scholarship money from Clemson. Thanks to everyone in the Fort Mill School District for making education a priority!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

I attend Fort Mill High School and I'm in the Junior ROTC. It's a great program at what could be one of the best high schools in the nation. I'm very proud to go here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2008

I graduated from Fort Mill High School in 2005. What I sadly have not seen on these reviews is the excellent band and music programs it has. The band has won state championships over 20 times in their class, and their percussion section has won many world championships. I was in that percussion section and would say that the lessons i learned have shaped me to be the successful person I am today. All in all the teachers are great, food is great and everything else. My only complaint would be that there can be some pretty overly-enforced rules on things such as 'public displays of affections' (which some teachers would consider a hug as, and the dress codes. A great school that I'm happy I went to.


Posted April 3, 2008

I attended Fort Mill High School from 2002-2006. I am now an Education student at Clemson University and could not be where am today without the help of the wonderful faculty and staff at Fort Mill High. Every staff member is committed to providing their students with the best education possible, and strive daily to adfachieve that goal. I see students in my classes here at Clemson who speak of the hard times they had in high school. Problems like over-crowding, under-funded programs, and teachers who don't like to come to work every day are just a few of the problems they speak of. Hearing about the problems other schools face, I feel honored and deeply grateful to have attended such a fantastic school where my teachers strived to make my education the best in the state as well as in the nation. There is a great sense of communityan
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2008

I am student who will be graduating in the year 2009. I have found nothing but positive experinces at Fort Mill. The overwhelming majority of the faculty are excellent and enthusiastic to teach. the teachers are able to give time to each student who needs it and it is not uncommon for teachers to remain after school working with students. The extraciricular activities are excelent as well. Though not overly competitive to football, it is well organized and run, and the rest of the sports are considered amoung the best in the state. Academic activties are well executed. The drama productions are all excelent and lead by a very dedicated group of teachers. Fort Mills programs are an as important part of the school as any other aspect and all the students take pride in the teams.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2008

I attend FMH and enjoy it very much. I feel like I get a first class education, even though the school building itself isn't in the best condition- like the new high school in Fort Mill. The teachers and staff here are 1 in a million. The new principle, Dee Christopher, is a nice guy too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2007

On the surface, fort mill is a great school. Great grades, teachers, test scores, and tough administration. But as a student, it seems like a constant amount of work without ever rewarding the students for making fort mill such a great school. Student (and especially senior) rewards and incentives seem to be disappearing by the year and rules are only added and toughened each year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2007

Parents, if your lucky enough to enroll your child in any of Ms Volkes classes. You will see an unbelievable transformation in positive feelings towards classes at fort Mill high. Ask any student, past or present, that has taken her classes and they will reiterate the same sentiment. She has their attention. She encourages, challenges, and inspires them.. This is the teacher that continues making a difference in my young man's life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

Fort Mill High School is an excellent school. Parent involvement is a big thing at this school. Any classes or interests you have can be fulfilled at this school. There are many acedemic opportunities for your child at this school, with specialized help for those who need it, and honors programs for the gifted.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 17, 2005

I attended the school from 2000-2004, and I thought it was one of the better experiences of my life. The classes can be challenging, but there are really good teachers there that help you out a lot. If you just pay attention in class and don't slack off you can make straight A's. There are great extracuricular activities that everyone can join. There is a great sports program at the school with sufficient funding, good coaches, and an enthused student body at every game, no matter how bad the team might be. FMHS has a great class schedule with only four classes a semester. And with only four classes a semester how can you not do good? I am majoring in History Education, and attending FMHS for four years made me want pursue teaching. Teachers there connect with you on a personal level and really act like they care. Go jackets.
—Submitted by a former 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.

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled82%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male96%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled65%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant95%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%
English I

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

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
Physical Science

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

449 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
U.S. History

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
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 83% 53%
Black 10% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 13%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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225 Munn Rd
Fort Mill, SC 29715
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