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Stratford High School

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Posted February 24, 2014

As a Stratford Alumni (1990)- I am proud to have been a student at this school. An 8 out of 10 rating aint bad. GO KNIGHTS!

Posted October 23, 2013

I am a parent of a Stratford graduate. Also, my youngest child attended Stratford until she went to the South Carolina Governor's School of Science and Mathematics. My children were under the old administration. Even back then the Band didn't have much money. The football team and the band have more expenses because they travel so much. The cost of travel has gone up a lot. With the country in such a mess financially no one has a lot of money. Academically Stratford has always been at or above the National average. My daughter was accepted at every school she applied to. She graduated from a private school up North who gave her a full ride scholarship. Her graduation class at Stratford had kids that went to Notre Dame, Harvard, Vanderbilt and several went to USC and Clemson. This was the class of children,who when they were in elementary school, they came in second at the World Competition of the Odyssey of the Mind. They missed first place by two points. At that time South Carolina was at or near the bottom of the list for education in the country. There are more schools now than there used to be for the county and state to support. We still follow the school.

Posted June 26, 2013

I sent all three of my kids to this school and I can say that I have not regretted it for a second. Two of them have graduated with honors and are going on to university and the third one has recently finished this sophomore year. This school is great and the children are friendly and everything. My cousin's kids go to Cane Bay and they do not like it. It's like a twin of Stratford and everyone there hates it. Goose Creek High School is a dirty school. I hope this review helps other parents make a choice on which school to send their children because to me, Stratford High is the best.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 21, 2009

I can't relate to stratford being the only high school in berkeley county to have trailers when the other schools have done away with theirs. I don't like having to walk out there when it rains or is cold like it has been in the morning. Sometimes i wish that i ws back in middle school so that i would have a locker and be indoors.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 9, 2009

I am a current student. And well involved in activities. The new princliple is fantastic and talks to students and walks around and into classrooms. In fact he even goes to the football games and stands on the side line with the team. They have set up the school bells so students CANT skip. And there is a wide varity of things for your child to do. They also offer tutoring. I am a Jr and im graduating this yr!
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 25, 2009

Now being a senior at Stratford High, I must say I have learned quite a lot. However, what I have learned has not been from teachers, administration, or guidance. It has been from my peers, my best friends, my enemies, and my experiences from the school. I have learned about myself and acquired much needed common sense, but I haven't learned anything from our so-called school. Our teachers, with the minor exception of some, do not care what we really learn. They seem to have no appreciation or respect for us, but instead bash us on our 'our society has become worse and worse as the years go by.' Do I really want to arrive at school every morning knowing I am walking into a classroom and will receive no respect? NO. Honestly, I have hated Stratford since the second I was a freshman.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 6, 2009

I have had two students graduate from Stratford High. One under the old administration and one under the new administration. Both of my children graduated in the top 3% of thier class and in the top 1% of the country. My eldest child is now in graduate school and recieved a full ride(tuition and living expense). My son has also recieved enough to enter college with a full ride (tuition and living expense). Both recieved offers from the top ranking schools. I have found that most of the parents who complain about this school have problems with thier student not the school. This is a very good school but as in any school you will only get out what you put in. Many parents and students need to step up thier game.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 2, 2009

Outstanding school with a nurturing atmosphere, and an intense focus on academic achievement!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted March 24, 2009

Once upon a time (2003-06) Stratford was an excellent school. But under the current administration (2009) this school has suffered tremendously. Most of the teachers are concerned about your child. But there are a lot of them who could are less. Especially if your child struggles. The current principal is an embarrasment and the leadership needs a new face.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 30, 2008

my son has attended here since 9th grade is a junior now. His grades are A's an B's and he has accomplished goals here. Good school, good facualty. Good overall envolvement with community.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 29, 2008

overall i think its a good school.we've put three threw and no problems.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 8, 2007

As a parent of a band student I can assure nonband parents that band or the arts are not high on the schools or Berkeley counties fund list. For my child to be in marching band we have to pay 500.00 a year for their fair share. Most of the money we raise is from fund raiser's and the concession stand during the home football games. Overall the school is better than most in the area. Like all schools it does have it's problems.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 22, 2007

Any high school in this state comes with it's fair share of downfalls. Stratford certainly has issues with funding all the activities it likes to host as well as keeping the interest of both the high-achieving students and the students with disabilities in mind. They could use more funding for sports other than football, the arts programs, AP courses, and special education programs. I enjoyed my time at Stratford, but feel the administration has some issues they need to work through.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted May 29, 2007

My son is in Stratford, he has learning disabilities in reading and math. If your child has learning disabilities this school is not big on that. They seem to be more concerned on the Sports and Band Programs. My son does not even have text books to bring home, not enough for each student to have one, so they must stay there for the next class. Unless you have a child with these types of problems you cannot understand the frustration of watching schools just push them to the back. It would be so much better if they would put a little more time and money in helping these children succeed. Not worry so much on having the best football team or Band.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 6, 2005

Music programs are plentiful, but very costly. Sports programs are also abundant and known to exceed in state competitions; however, it seems that football is definitely the main priority for this school. For a school of 2760 people it is shocking that they do not have junior varsity soccer teams. Academically, Stratford is lacking in its Advanced Placement programs. (There are only 5: Biology, Chemistry, Art, Calculus, and English). However there are many horors programs. I have had very brilliant teachers and also some extremely weak ones for subjects that I feel are pertinent to my education. However, all schools are going to have good teachers and bad ones. The principal seems to be very involved in the schools many activities. There are also many clubs and exploratory classes available. There are a fair amount of activities. Stratford does have occasional pep ralleys and academic pep ralleys.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted January 17, 2005

Overall, Stratford is a wonderful school. We have some really great students at Stratford who love their school, despite the recent changes. I have been here for over a year and really enjoy talking and socializing with these kids. And I will not be a teacher here next year. I will also have a child that will attend next year.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted August 26, 2003

As a former graduate of the Class of 2000 I think Stratford is a wonderful well diversed school. The teachers are great and so are the students. I only hope my son has the opportunity to attend this amazing school.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 22, 2003

Stratford is by far the best school around for buisness, broadcast journalism cullinary arts, and auto tech classes. Their Broadcast journalism class is rated in the top 3 in the united states. The only down to stratford is that lots of cash is put straight into foot ball rather than to other sports around the school.
—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 91% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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 Students95%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals97%
Not disabled98%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%


All Students91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals95%
Not disabled94%
English language learners95%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant91%
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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Applied Biology

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


Biology I

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

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.






English I

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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


Physical Science

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

434 students were tested at this school in 2011.




U.S. History

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.


U.S. History and Government

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

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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 59% 53%
Black 22% 36%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
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 35%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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951 Crowfield Blvd
Goose Creek, SC 29445
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