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Blue Ridge High School

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Posted September 15, 2009

Caring teachers,kids that excel in extracurricular activities such as chorus and marching band (which by the way has won 6 of the last seven years state first place)and most sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

My child has attended Blue Ridge area schools since kindergarten and is a freshman this year at Blue Ridge High. There are many opportunities to be involved in many aspects of school life. The school has so many excellent extracurricular programs! The academic program is very impressive as well! BRHS gets the 'best all around' award. If there is a negative to be stated, it would be that students should be allowed to have a little more fun and receive more encouragement/positive support from the administrative standpoint. That is the overwhelming complaint that I've heard most from students. However, they may not completely understand the reasons behind decisions are made. I must admit that I've wondered about some of the issues and outcomes myself. Blue Ridge High, overall, is a GREAT school. The only high school in Greenville county for MY child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

Blue Ridge is awesome, there is a wide variety of people who are all fun and easy to get along with. Its a very tight knit community and most everyone is friendly. I love this school. <3
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

my boys are vnew to blueridge high and so far what i have seen with teachers,principal,and all,i say thank you .....great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

We moved to this area last year from the Chicago suburbs. We really weren't sure what to expect. My son's 9th grade experience has been wonderful. He is a straight A student in all Honors classes - he really likes his teachers. He is thriving! I really like the block schedules as well. Much better idea.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2008

this school is most definatly an awesome school. the kids are friendly, the enviroment is very friendly as well. the teachers are awesome and i am making all A's
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

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.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Subsidized meals97%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled91%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Non-migrant98%

Math

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled47%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
68%
English I

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

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
Physical Science

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
U.S. History

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
39%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 53%
Black 4% 36%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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

Teacher resources

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Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (864) 355-1821

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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2151 Fews Chapel Rd
Greer, SC 29651
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Phone: (864) 355-1800

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