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Gaffney High School

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Posted December 16, 2009

I think that Gaffney High has found a good way for kids to lean. There is more technology involved. I really like it here. They are doing a wonderful job on helping me pass the high school and moving on into college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

Great atmosphere, beautiful campus
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

Gaffney High is the best school I have ever had the chance to experience going to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2006

Gaffney High is something to be proud of my mother graduated from there, I graduated from there and nest year my daughter will graduate from there. It is a great school and has a lot to offer. Also it won Palmetto's Finest this year. My daughter can't wait to get to school everyday. How many parents can say that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

This high school should be an example to all schools across the country. Its the way schools were back when I was going, strong and stable. I can send my child to school each morning with the comfort of knowing she is safe & will get a wonderful education.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

525 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

522 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students84%
Female90%
Male79%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled38%
Not disabled87%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled24%
Not disabled88%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%

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.

532 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
37%
English I

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

531 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

515 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%
U.S. History

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
U.S. History and Government

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

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
26%
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 64% 53%
Black 30% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 61%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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149 Twin Lakes Rd
Gaffney, SC 29341
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Phone: (864) 206-2000

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