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Indian Land High School

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 10 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 13, 2014

All 3 Indian Land schools, Indian Land Elementary, Indian Land Middle and Indian Land High were rated (this week- 4-8-14) with GOLD Standard award for excellence. There is no reason either of these schools should have a rating in here below 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2014

We visited IL a few years ago and liked what we saw. Everyone, especially in the office, were extremely welcoming and very friendly. Unfortunately we decided on another school in order to be closer to my job and we have regrets. I have always heard nothing but good comments from everyone I come in contact with regarding IL HS and the community. From the outside and compared to other areas I think you have a great school; every place has its ups and downs


Posted March 6, 2014

What is going on with this school's rating???? Why is it continually dropping? When I first looked in this area the HS was 10/10 and the middle school didn't have a rating as it was just split from the elementary school.....6/10? What the heck???
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2014

I have a freshmen who is in the IL High and has attended Indian Land School since 3rd grade. He is involved in AP course curriculum and very challenged. Most of the teachers and administration are excellent. The only two issues I see are the facilities (a situation where the school district is slow to react to fast growth) and inconsistant athletic programs and facilities. As far as racism goes, my children have never experienced any and have an Arab/Lebanese surname.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

My daughter attended this high school as a freshman. Unfortunately, we had to move to Florida the summer before her sophomore year. We miss this school district. My daughter loved this HS. Her GPA was a 5.0. She had great teachers, a great basketball coach. I can't speak for the alleged racism. However, I felt after living in both MI and NV prior to moving to Indian Land, I felt this school was very diverse. Every school district has it's issues. As a parent who's children have attended 4 different schools in 4 different states I feel like there will always be something parents complain about. My daughter is sad she couldn't graduate from IL. I loved this school and the community as well as the supportive teachers who teach there. When this school gets bigger (and it will soon enough) they will be able to offer more competitive athletics as well as more programs that the neighboring SD has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

My son graduated from IL in 2011. We moved here from PA mid junior year. The staff and teachers made the mid year transition easier for him. He was able to continue all of the same AP classes he had been taking in his previous HS. He enjoyed his teachers and made friends quickly. This school was quite a bit smaller then what he was used too. However, with the growth in the elementary this HS won't stay small for long. I guess every parent has a different experience. Our family had a great one. My son graduated with a 3.4 and now attends a 4-year university. I never saw racism or teacher in appropriateness. I had 2 nieces who attended this school as well and they loved it. So I am completely shocked to see some of the accusations. My rating is confident and truthful. I am very excited for my younger boy to attend this school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

I was a student at ILHS and graduated in 2011. I moved here in the spring of my Junior year. The counselor did a good job of making sure I could continue with the same classes I had been taking in Pennsylvania. The teachers were great and patient and made sure I was caught up to what they were working on in all my classes. The kids were all cool and I made friends easily. The school was a lot smaller then what I was used to but it was just as good. I really liked my time there. I graduated with a good GPA and now go to a University here in SC.


Posted February 11, 2014

An objective and honest review for those coming to this area from out of state- Racism dominates this school. Might be a good experience for students from the IL area but my children are of mixed race and encountered so much intolerance and racist assumptions from other students and staff alike. We are an upper class interracial couple and have had to endure so many slights. We purchased a lovely home in a new IL subdivision and had a great experience until summer was over and our children started in high school. There is not much diversity among the students and staff and not many extracurricular activities. Too much emphasis placed on football. No lacrosse program. School admin has attitude of "if you don't like it, then go back where you came from" High school and district are severely lacking for such a growing area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2014

I agree with the poor reviews and think that school employees must be writing the good reviews. I don't know anyone that is happy with this school. Most of the staff and teachers do gossip and several have "friended" my son on Facebook. He did not accept any of the requests and changed his privacy settings but It seems weird (and made him feel awkward) that faculty members would attempt to pursue a relationship with him beyond the classroom. This was against policy at my son's previous school so this is the first time he had ever experienced this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2014

Our family is new here as well. My daughter will be headed to private school as soon as the school year ends. The other students are racially insensitive and have harassed my daughter since she started school here. The school admin calls it "teasing" and refuses to act. She has been harassed daily about being a so-called Yankee, living in a nice home, having different hair, having acne, big nose... On and on. This school district does not have a clearly written policy that addresses bullying among students. Most of the policies that address this behavior actually appear to be written to protect teachers and other staff. (Teachers and staff are not required to attend school every day. Students are. Where is the concern for the students safety?)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

I seriously think that as parents this is not the forum to use to insult each other. If some parents feel that the school needs help that is why there is PTA and saying in general that all new parents should go back to where they came from to me is an insult. We should be a little civilized and respect other PARENTS and TEACHERS as well. My daugther has a wounderful teacher and I personally feel the school Administraion is also working had to make very parents happy and at the end of the day the idea is to educate our children and we should respect that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

I really hate that my child attends this school. The staff here gossips and is unprofessional. The school is where we came from was ten times better academically. I regret sending my child here and can not wait to sell my home so we can move on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I have been born and raised in Lancaster, and am also a graduate from Indian Land High School. Currently my children also attend Indian Land schools, one attending high school. The available programs offered just keep getting better and better, and my son loves the sports program. Indian Land high was great when I attended years ago, and it's even more wonderful now. Teachers are great, admin staff is great and all the kids are great. I can't say enough wonderful things about my experience and my son's experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

I have two children who presently attend Indian Land high school and I've been very pleased with the teachers and administration. My kids love thier school and thier teachers and have no complaints. The teachers truly care about the children's education and are very active in thier lives. Thanks Indian Land!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2006

As a lifelong resident of the Indian Land community and graduate of Indian Land High School, I cannot begin to say how grateful I am for having the opportunity to be a part of this school system. As a current college student, I feel that without the devotion of my past instructors and the caliber of learning at Indian Land, success on the collegiate level would not be possible. I am currently enrolled in the education program under the University of South Carolina system and hope to one day be able to return to my alma mater and be a part of this remarkable system. Thank you Indian Land.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 26, 2005

I am a student at Indian Land High school. It's a pretty good enviornment if you like small classes. There are not a lot of peopel so there is plenty of time for one on one help. I love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2003

My son has attended Indian land Middle and High school, and has recieved the nest possible education a public school has to offer. He had a learning disability when enrolling in Indian Land in the 4th grade, and with the help of awesome teachers has over come it, and is now on the A-B honor roll. Thank you
—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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

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 Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
African-American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled63%
Not disabled96%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant93%

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled72%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
64%
English I

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

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
Physical Science

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
66%
U.S. History

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

34 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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
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 75% 53%
Black 16% 36%
Hispanic 7% 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 29%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8063 River Rd
Indian Land, SC 29707
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