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St. Johns High School

Public | 9-12 | 257 students

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Posted March 4, 2013

I am in my first year teaching at St. John's and I love it. I have worked in other schools and I can truly say that the teachers at SJHS are trying so hard to improve the education for each and every one of their students, as a great education leads to a better quality of life. They are all implementing the best educational methods and working so hard to create positive relationships with everyone in the school. I receive respect from my colleagues and my students are like a family to each other. I could not ask for a better place to be teaching.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 3, 2012

St. John's High School is a small school where students get lots of one on one attention from teachers. We have many programs that cater to our population of students. I have been a teacher here for over 8 years and enjoy my colleagues, the student body and community involvement.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 10, 2012

I have been a student at St.Johns High School for 4 years and getting ready to graduate in May. My past experience has been ups and down. I have seen teachers go and come but they were all the best thing. They care about the students success and make sure that they provide the best opportunity to us. I love St.Johns High. !!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2012

I have nothing but great things to say about my experience at St. John's High School. This is a great bunch of young, sharp minds that want that best out of life! I am so glad to part of the journey to make St. John's High School one of the best schools ever!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 10, 2012

St. Johns High School is a really great school. My teachers here are some of the best. They help me step-by-step in how to do things.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2012

I like the dress code policy, and the teachers , we is not a big school but I like st.johns high
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2012

This is a great school that has great athletics and is very small but close knit school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2012

It's my first year teaching at St. John's High. I like the school and students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

St. John high school is a school that is all about the community and making kids realize there purpose in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2003

I was actually a student at St.John's High. I felt that the school as a whole was like one big family. The teachers cared for the students. They didn't just come to teach and leave. Most of all I feel we have a great JROTC program.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students85%
Female100%
Male74%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant85%

Math

All Students83%
Female88%
Male80%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant83%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%
English I

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
26%
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
Black 77% 36%
Hispanic 12% 7%
White 10% 53%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Haut Gap Middle School
Colleges most students attend after graduation Coastal Carolina University
Francis Marion University
Trident Tech
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Engineering
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Step team
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:20 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • William Runyon
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (843) 559-6409

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Business
  • Music
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Business management
  • Carpentry
  • Culinary
  • Engineering

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • DECA
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • National Honor Society
  • National Senior Beta Club
  • Robotics club
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Coastal Carolina University
Francis Marion University
Trident Tech
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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1518 Main Rd
Johns Island, SC 29455
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Phone: (843) 559-6400

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