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Garrett Academy Of Technology

Public | 9-12 | 740 students

 

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Posted September 8, 2011

Garrett was a horrible school. The teachers are old and do not understand nor do they maximize technology. The principal that was there was way to lax on his 'favorite' teachers and in allowing students to dictate what was tolerable. Too often you hear "pick your battles" from staff instead of a strict adherence to policies that were in place. Students were one step above illiterate and passing classes like English with 90s. This school is a failing school that continues to pass instead of someone actually coming in to see why the kids are functioning illiterates. Students may have activities but weren't participating as much due to living all over the county and an issue with transportation. There was no school spirit other than the kids saying "falcon pride" because pep rallies were non existent and so were school dances/traditional high school fare. I'm surprised that they have a prom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

As a former teacher at Garrett, I must say that this is a wonderful school. I taught math there for 7 years prior to getting married and moving away due to my husband's profession. The opportunities that the students at GAT have far out-number those at a traditional high school. If I could go back to high school, I would want to attend this school because I could get hands on experience in a field of my choice (and in some situations graduate with a technical field certification). How awesome is that?!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 21, 2008

I love everything about garrett academy of technology...So i hope you can encourage your child, peers, and family members to be apart of our school's falcon pride!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2007

As a student of GAT I am proud to say that I attend such a brilliant school. We have so many chances to do things but some students don't take advantage of it. I am a member of the class of 2010. Even though it was my first year, how well it was, I know it will be better. Our teachers are amazing they make everything understandable and easy. There are so many extracurricular activities that its hard not to be in any. Each day at GAT there is a parent helping out including mine. Its a great sight to see if you ever visit. This is a great school to recommend.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
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%
Male86%
African-American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Math

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%
English I

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Physical Science

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
18%
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 95% 36%
Hispanic 2% 7%
White 2% 53%
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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (843) 529-3914

Programs

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  • STEM
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  • Technology

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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2731 Gordon St
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