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Lake City High School

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Posted December 1, 2008

This school can do things only if they communicated better and get the parents involved by letting us know things. Stop limiting our kids to what they can do
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

This school is clearly in the dark ages. They do not communicate very well, they are still stuck on sending generic letters via US Post and using a Phone tree to call and leave automated messages on your answering machine when your out. Email is not utilized to communicate with parents and it is difficult to get a live person on the phone. The teachers and staff I have dealt with do not appear to be helpful or concerned about the parents or students needs. They seem to only take direction from the student hand book. I have had issues with two teachers not returning my calls but I'm expected to drop everything to run to the schools beck and call when they need something. Also, I have never been notified about programs or events in a timely manner and have yet to be contacted about opportunities or summer programs that would assist my child with advancing in his future education. I would send my child to a private school if I had the option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

As a student of LCHS I think that the school is o.kay. I cant understand why people try to blame the whole school on the fact that their child or children they know aren't doing good.The school cant help the fact that people are going to drop out maybe those as parents should look less to teachers to educate and try to do a little their self. The school does not have alot of violence what school does not have a fight from time to time. The school has alot of programs for students to join. LCHS CLASS OF 2010
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2006

I am enrolled currently there and there are good things and bad things about the school. The problems lie mostly with the students who, for the most part, share a lack of concern for their education. There are many good teachers, but they are limited due to the lack of funding that the school has.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2006

I recently attended Lake City High School and I believe that it is a very good school. The teachers are great and help you when they can. Mr. Yarabourgh has been great and he really shows when he is proud of his students. He lets them know and thats makes us feel like we are appreciated. The activities are great and really show the talents of many of Lake City's students. I truly believe that Lake City is a great school and should not be put down. It should not be held against the school, faculty, or other students for the couple of students who choose not to do their part in making Lake City high better. ~Jessica Cooper (junior)~
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 7, 2005

The students appear to focus on everything but thier education. It appears that the teachers are trying to be their buddy and less of an educator. The leaders beginning from the superintendent to the school's pricipal appear to be unconcern and less supportive of the lack of education the students are receiving. The drop out rate is very high and it appears the superintendent really doesn't care and does not have a plan to control the dropout rates and the lack of school spirit. The school is lacking because the district is lacking. They don't have a leader that supports Lake City in any way. Parents are involving themselve in their child(ren's)education more than ever; but they need guidance themselves and more positive energy.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 27, 2005

I'm enrolled at Lake City High. I think this school is great they are very strict and have a lot of great teachers. The school is very safe and has improved academically a lot this last couple of years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2005

Lake City High School certainly has the potentional to be a good school, but there is a lot to be done. I think that the school's lack of funds puts the most strain on everything else. There are some good teachers out there however, Mrs. Wanda Fulmore, Mrs. Jessica Spurell, and Ms. Kay Sellers just to name a few.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 6, 2005

I think this is a great school. My child is in the marching band at this school and since he met Mr.Ainsworth he inproved a whole lot. I will also like to thank his teachers for all of there support. This is a great school and a great experience for me and my child. Special thanks to Mr.Ainsworth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2004

Unsure of my child's safety. Very violent children. Lock out rules are crazy, too many kids missing important class time because of it. It appears that the leaders are scared of the followers. They need a back bone. Excellent acadamics. I do like the the extra activities that keeps my child involved in something they enjoy and is a part of their future as an adult.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

My son has been given a second chance to get an education, he has a learning disability and I thought that he was not going to get out the ninth grade last year, but with the help of the florence co. exceptional children dept, Mrs. Lisa Levaga and Ms.Renee Madden, my son would not have been given the second chance he so well deserved.
—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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
African-American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled73%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Math

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled52%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant80%
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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%
English I

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
29%
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 68% 36%
White 29% 53%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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

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652 North Matthews Rd
Lake City, SC 29560
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Phone: (843) 374-3321

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