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Lugoff-Elgin High School

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Posted August 8, 2013

LE has its up and downs just like EVERY other school. I have been to many schools from up in Boston all the way down to South Carolina. And the comment about the blue hair, well as i see it, they help us believe in what most of us would call freedom of expression. We have all sorts of kids from everywhere and a good mix. For the most part we all get along.Out of all the schools round here, i would day LE is most fair! Teacher wise, i think you will find that most amazing and hard working teachers that are way underpaid. They can only do as much as the district lets them. Four stars because laptops were a bad idea, but now all schools have them. Camden high sucks, the end of that story. YOU GO LE DEMONS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2012

Overall, LE is a very low-rate school. With a few exceptions, the staff are incompetent; grades are inconsistent with rubrics and standards, and favoritism/bias is rampant. Furthermore, funding in areas not involving athletics is lacking. While recreation in adolescent years is important, our school's below-average test scores should be cause enough to demand more academic funding. What's worse is the curriculum; the Honors classes are slightly above basic at best, and the selection of AP classes is disappointing. As for the issue of laptops: while they could be a great learning tool, none of the teachers make good use of them. What's worse is the condition of the building. The roof is in total disrepair in several places throughout the hallways, causing leaks, etc. The classrooms are filthy. The cafeteria is the most disgusting of all, though, which is totally unacceptable. Had I any choice, I would avoid this school like the plague. The academic opportunities are limited, and the atmosphere created by the staff and administration is one of apathy at best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2010

I agree the laptops are a very bad idea. My son spends too much time during and after school on sites that have nothing to do with school work. I recommend that the school some how program the laptops to only open school related studies or do away with them and let the teachers teach like in the old days. There are plenty of schools that have better overall ratings and do not have the laptops for distraction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

Great school in a great community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

This school has few teachers who actually care about students. I, being a student find that we don't do a whole lot in class. The laptops we have distract us, and we don't need them because 70% of the students sit in class and don't do anything but play games. The teachers could care less. If you have a choice i recommend not attending this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2009

i believe Lugoff- Elgin deserves four and a half stars, but i can only put 4 or 5. the only reason i would not give them a five is the administration. they are trying, but not hard enough (with the exception of principle Gladden). I am Appalled by the first review, seriously. you wouldnt allow your child to attend the school because one of the students had blue hair? our teachers know what they are doing, with the exception of a couple (another reason I cannot honestly give the school a Five star rating). the school currently offers an abundance of AP programs, and honors programs for virtually every avilable course. the band program is astounding, thanks to Glen Price, the art program is flourishing, drama and dance are offered. wrestling, track and football are all competitive (most of the sports are competitive).
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2009

I am very disgusted by LE when i drove by the school from moving from New Jersey i was amazed. When i went to the district office to ask for the goals and test scores they were low and the drop out rate is the highest in Kershaw County School District. i think something should be done. the dress code was not enforced blue hair? ridiculous. totally ridiculous. I found that my kids were better at Camden High School. To be fair that school has its up and downs but, for a while according to the district office they have the Highest Test Scores in the district. I think the school is just better than le. the dress code is enforced. The teachers know what they are doing. But, This is just what my high standards get you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2008

Our school is really pretty good. When I was a freshman I thought it was too restrictive, but now that I have been around other high schools, I realize why we are strict. Plus they have built a new gym and lots of new sports facilities. I really like going to LE.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2008

As a parent of two LE graduates and being a graduate myself, I can say definitivly that LE is a great school, in a community that has seen alot of change. We used to be a very quiet, friendly country school, but now we a growing fast and the new residents have new expectations. Yes that are hard on discipline, but I found they were very fair. In this day and age, I prefer a more rigid environment. The biggest problems at LE are tardies, and talking to much in class. If they ease up on the students, the problems will be drugs, drinking and gangs like other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

the ciriculum is poor, the teachers are second rate. very disappointing


Posted February 23, 2005

This district came up with the bright ideal replace teaching with laptop computers. All students at this age want to do is surf the net, instant message and email friends. This brainchild of district teaching/learning is such a tremendous burden on the students and parents. Parents are responsible for these computers and are required to take out insurance. Giving high school students access to the internet all day long during school is already a major problem. This school system does not teach writing skills and those skills will only deteroriate. The new SAT has writing and these students will be even less prepared for the new test. The students and parents have to worry about their computer getting 'accidentally' damaged and/or stolen all day long everyday. Our school board who approved this did not know what they were getting into and it is a failure already.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2004

LE needs inprovement of the building. When it rains it comes under the doors and the ceilings leak. This is not safe for our children.The staff for the most part are good. Need programs for needy students and not so much for gifted students. Money should be spent on these kids to focus more on improving test scores so they can have a furture. The bathrooms have no doors for the kids to have any privacy. Rotc program is Excellent. Please focas on girls wearing short skirts, low cut shirts, and short shorts. Sports are Excellent to.. For the most part this school is good... just some minor problems to fix. Former LE student Grad...2004...
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 18, 2004

Lugoff-Elgin High School is rated as one of the top schools in the state as far a test scores and curriculum, but where they have fallen short is in the area of dicipline. They are over zealous in their dicipline policies. I will quote one of the staff member's reason for this, but will omit the name for his/her protection. 'We do not want our schools to end up like (wil not name school).' Common sense is thrown out the window, and the punishments do not fit the crime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2004

Extreme cliques! Strong band program. Building does not project any school pride. Appeared to have high turnover rate in teachers.
—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.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

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 Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled77%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant95%

Math

All Students86%
Female87%
Male84%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled56%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
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.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
Applied Biology

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Biology I

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

441 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%
English I

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

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
U.S. History

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

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

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%
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 20% 36%
Hispanic 3% 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 43%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1284 Hwy 1 South
Lugoff, SC 29078
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