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Emerald High School

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Posted October 26, 2009

As an avid Vikings fan, I believe that Emerald is the best high school in the Lakelands area because we have a very strong student and unique student body. Academically excellent, as well as athletically (in most sports).
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2009

This school is recentkly renovated and has top technology located in every room. Including Promethean boards, phone systems, and Speakers. ALthough the school has had sometrouble with slow constuction overall, the student body is very pleased with the construction and likes the 'New Emerald'. As an SGA rep, I understand the studet's opinions, and most are very happy. The only problem is with the teachers notunderstanding how to work all the new technology. Which will come with experience. Hope this review helps with students, parents, and other families wanting to know more about this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2006

As far as I can tell, Emerald is a very good school. The extracurricular activities have very devoted teachers. Most of the teachers are very good, but there are a few exceptions. The teachers and staff are very nice (with one exception). The gap between 'cool' and 'uncool' kids doesn't really exist, but rather we have formed groups that can't really be defined, all of which mingle. Overall a very nice school.
—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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled55%
Not disabled96%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant92%

Math

All Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled30%
Not disabled91%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%
English I

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
60%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%
Physical Science

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
53%
U.S. History

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

17 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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
43%
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 58% 53%
Black 35% 36%
Hispanic 6% 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 51%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Greenwood, SC 29646
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