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Wade Hampton High School

Public | 9-12 | 1561 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted November 21, 2013

Wade Hampton High School is an excellent school-the teachers and the principal do a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2012

My son has only been in the school as a Freshman for two months. He has gone from D's and F's in middle school to A's and B's. I credit to the school for implementing a system where the students only have two core subjects at one time. Being able to focus on just two core subjects at a time will be the difference between my son barely surviving high school to thriving. So far the teachers have been great and the Wrestling coach is awesome! The school is also very clean and seems safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2012

My daughter received great education at WHHS. Hats off to a great and well rounded staff.! Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2011

To be completely honest, it's not the best. Academics are great and all but it's to much of a challenge. Some teachers are really strict, some really don't care, some leave to much work and some leave none. The building it's self is actually pretty small compared to other schools. Prep central. The buses are late or delayed a lot and students here complain alot. You're not allowed to wear your own lanyard. I think thats a really dumn rule. You can hardly express yourself here without getting introuble. UGH. Anyways, teachers expect allllllot from you. There's a lot of gossip and drama here. Other than all that, it think all the rules and stuff are for ones own good. EOC scores are good to!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2011

I see that the latest review on this school is over 3 years old. Lots of things have changed in that time. Whade Hampton has made tremendous academic achievements since Mr. Lance Radford became principal. They have high acedemic achievement and honrs. Mr. Radford was principal of the year for SC 2 years ago. The school wone the prestigious Palmetto's Finest award in 2010. Graduation rates are up as well as school-wide test scores. The school is listed in Newsweek Magazine as one of the best high schools in the nation. Is it perfect? No, No school is but I am very proud to send my son to this fine school and it's caring staff of teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

They have very high academic standards for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

This is my son's sophmore year at WHHS. Why don't middle school and high school teachers show more enthusiasm in teaching and care toward students??? There is no parental support for staff, and the principal could care less about the student body. I know respect for teachers and admin. is almost nonexistant, but it doesn't help that the staff/faculty has stopped trying, and seems not to care whether these children become productive, successful community members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

This school is awesome!! I am very pleased with the staff. The only beef I have is that they seem to be happy to suspend kids rather than send them to ISS for minor infractions like kissing in the hall. Other than that I really couldn't have asked for a better school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

This school is one of the worst schools my children have attended, from the principle to the teachers. I wish I had done my home work on the school system before I moved my family here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2006

It's a beautiful new facility with a brand new principal. If the parents would get involved and help fundraise for the teams/ sports/ band, the school would be even better. All in all it's a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

It's not a real good School and the Principal will make us go to school on a Icy storm and the teachers is not any better they don't haveany fun in their even if they want to the principal want let them, Mr.collington,Mr.Hyust,Coach Thomas is the only good teachers I like right now.
—Submitted by a 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.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students94%
Female99%
Male89%
African-American86%
Asian91%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled72%
Not disabled96%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%

Math

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
African-American81%
Asian91%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled60%
Not disabled95%
English language learners88%
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
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.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
English I

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

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

393 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
U.S. History

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

31 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

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
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 65% 53%
Black 21% 36%
Hispanic 9% 6%
Asian 4% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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