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Hanahan High School

Public | 9-12 | 1034 students

 
 

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Posted July 5, 2009

I go to Hanahan High, and I think it's great there. I love the JROTC program and all the teachers are great, I recommend Hanahan High 100% for anyone kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2009

As much as I wanted to say how Hanahan High was amazing, I couldn't. The students are cruel and racist, the teachers don't care, and the curriculum is questionable. For the two years I went to this school, I was miserable and depressed. However, it is my home town, and normally I'd do my best to defend it, but I won't lie to you. It's not a good school. Although, some teachers are exceptions. Such as the 9th grade Science teacher, Ms. Singletary. She was diagnosed with breast cancer, but continued to teach her students in between her chemo sessions. Another exception would be Ms. Tillman. Another Science teacher, but for 10th grade. She may seem annoying at times, but she really tries her best to get her students to pass.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 25, 2008

The only thing that I can see that it needs improvement is 'favoritism' that is widely known in this state. If you're not one of the 'good ole boys' ...forget it and makes your life a misery along with your child as well and anything little thing he does he will be blamed for it! But, my son likes this school and has been going from Hanahan Elem thru High school and its one of the 'better' schools here in this state! If I had a choice and money was not a problem, would of sent him to a Private School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2008

I like Hanahan High Alot. My whole family has graduated from there. It use to be alot different, how the school looked how techers were and how students were. When i look at the school now it's still good but not as good, the teachers act like they don't care, you can ask them a question 1 time there fine 2 or 3 ok but 4 or 5 they get mad. And then i say i'm sorry i just don't understand and they look at me like i'm dumb so then i feel stupied, when actually they should cause that's there job. I had two reasons for dropping out of school last year and this was the second one!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2007

I want to say that Hanahan High School is a great school. The interaction of student, faculty, staff, and parents are great. The parents support the school in all that it does. The faculty has a great concern of the students achievments. Thanks to all the hard working teachers at Hanahan, all the hard working staff at Hanahan, all the parents that made sure their children understood the purpose of attending school. Great School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2007

I loved going to hanahan!! They really care about thier students and the work is challenging.I was in band and had a blast!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2005

This school is indeed an great school. The students and faculty are well educated and safety is not an issue. Several reviews have been made about football. This sport recieves more funding because it bring in a massive amount of the money. Wrestling draws little to no crowds which mean they bring in little to no money. I do agree that money was spent needlessly on the palm trees outside of the school when there were other issues, but if you understand the way the money CAN be spent you would know that the school cannot dip into the funds for the exterior appearance to work on other things!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2005

this school needs to learn how to help their kids with what their kids need help with. and besides, the football team does get way more than any other athletic department. all of our coaches coach football and they are way biased to the footbal players. the footbal team gets new everything while our wrestling team is 300$ in debt. which is not fair to the students who wrestle and motivate all their time to it and cant even get to attend all the tournaments on the schedule.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2004

I'm a 2003 graduate, and although I agree that most of the school's funding is spent on football instead of on other equally great extracurricular activities (our Academic Team and JROTC for example) the environment was pleasant; there was certainly learning to be had! HHS is by far one of the best schools in the area as far as academics goes (yes, football too). The teachers were some of the most helpful I've ever dealt with, and the school offered programs not found in others in the Charleston area (such as engineering and computer programming). I would love for more parents to get involved in coming years to ensure dollars are spent on students who are there to become more than athletes. Parents need to push for money to be spent on challenging those youngsters, AP classes, and getting kids into college. If people speak up, surely good things will come.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 22, 2004

Hanahan is a good school. If the students take ignative in the activites that the schol offers than they should not be any problem. I am a 2001 graduate from Hanahan High school, and now I currently have a brother and two sisters who is now enroll at that school, and the are involve in activities that was there in the past and there are new activities there are in that was not there when I graduate. The academic program at Hanahan is great also. There are teachers there who is willing to work with the students on a one to one basic.SO its up to the students to talk to the teacher to receive extra help.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 15, 2004

Hanahan Schools are an excellent place to send your children if you want them toget more attention from their teachers. The ratio of students to teachers is low and, thus, providing what I think is a better education than other schools in the Charleston area. Although there are not as many different classes that other larger schools may offer, the counselors and teachers do their best to help each student achieve what he is capable of achieving. Money for sports programs may not be allocated the way some parents would like, but those sports with more money have special booster clubs that are ran by involved parents. If you want your child to attend a school simply just for the extra-curricular activities, you may not want to send them to a bigger school; but, if you want your child to attend a school that is about the curriculum, Hanahan H.S..
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2004

This school not a good school. The money isn't spent where it should be. Why make the school look better on the outside when money is needed on the inside? Why buy palm trees when the sports teams and clubs need money? The only sport that gets all the money it needs is Football. Every other sport doesn't get much. The football team gets any and everything they want and the rest of the sports use wha they have. It's funny how the rules are enforced and who they're enforced on. Think twice before sending your child/children here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2003

This school is under construction for a 'new look'. They say it schould be done in 2005, which will be when I graduate. The classes are up to 25 to 30 kids in each. And have few good teachers. The ones that are good are great at what they do.
—Submitted by a former 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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students93%
Female97%
Male91%
African-American92%
Asian69%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals93%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled85%
Not disabled94%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant93%

Math

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
African-American70%
Asian85%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled56%
Not disabled89%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Applied Biology

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
Biology I

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
English I

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%
Physical Science

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

293 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%
U.S. History

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

22 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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
50%
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 24% 36%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 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 38%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6015 Murray Dr
Hanahan, SC 29410
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