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North Central High School

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Posted October 12, 2009

2 children graduated from NCHS last just started 9th grade. Great school, amazing staff, teachers everyone at this school cares about the kids. What more could u ask for in a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

I currently attend North Central High and I have to say that it isn't that great of a school to me. Yes I am ranked 9th in my class, but I didn't get my knowledge from here. This school has great extra things, but all it does is focus on sports. They need to spend money on things that are more in need. Like the band. We just got new instruments, but we need more. What Annie King said about the feeling of security of sending her child to this school is way off. I have never seen a more corrupt environment. And don't even get me started on some of the teachers. I will just leave you all with this, this school isn't the best and it isn't the worst.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2007

As a graduate from North Central High School in the year 2003, I can greatly say that this is a school that takes pride in educating and caring for the students. Academically, the programs offered and opportunities are a great way to prepare any child for the future. The student - teacher relationship is one that encourages the student to communicate with the teacher, and therfore, strenghten the bonds, opening more ways for the teachers to benefit the students. I would definitely recomment this school as a top ranking one in performance, academics, and of course, education.


Posted March 7, 2006

I think that academic programs are offered and there are many diffrent types of extracurricular activities in which any child can participate in.No matter what is going on North Central High School has never pushed a parent away.This is the perfect school to get a good education and proper legal discplinary actions are taken.I would clarify this with any parent and I will have no problem with sending my kids to a school where I know they will be safe from harm.The teachers are caring and the rest of the staff know the true meaning of education first.
—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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students88%
Female97%
Male79%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled43%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant88%

Math

All Students85%
Female90%
Male79%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled36%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Applied Biology

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Biology I

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
60%
English I

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
26%

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 63% 53%
Black 31% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 67%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Kershaw, SC 29067
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