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Orangeburg Wilkinson High School

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Posted June 3, 2010

Orangeburg Wilkinson has been and will always be a near top notch school in my opinion. I am a former student and parent of a current student and although there have been changes...for the most part OW is pretty consistent. Lots of activities and organizations.Teachers there have always produced top students that go on to become great doctors, attorneys, teachers, architects, etc. Every school has a "bad" crew or set of "hoodlums". I think that for the most part, any child can fit in at OW. When I was there, I hung with a certain group of girls and no one really bothered us much. My daughter says its still the same way now; there are cliques, but everyone pretty much stays in their circle. Violence, was worse when I was in school at OW than it is now. My daughter says she barely sees a fight. Great School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School is about changing a generation of future educators for a better school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

It makes a child want to come to school and you start to love learning in this wonderful school environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

I love this school. The teachers are great and they really teach in a unique way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2005

OW has its problem, just as any other school, however they have produced scholars and continues to do so. The teachers are great the the new principal is just what the school needs. My brother just transfered there and he has no complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

OW is a wonderful school with very talented people. the teachers have been doing a wonderful job of teaching. it has improved a lot over the years. this school has a lot more to give than any other school in orangeburg. people say that this school is nothing but violence and drugs, but that is not true. it has changed a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2005

Students here have extreme potential and its not hard to prove it! LOOK at the HSAP scores from last year! The media are trying make O-W out to be a bad school by blasting the newspapers with gangs & drug subjects! I am here to say STOP IT! So many students have progressed and are doing it BIG right now, there only a few bad apples but every school has them. So many things go on at predominantly white schools that i hear in the streets that i never hear or see in the media! So why do it a school thats predominantly black? Students here continue to prove the media wrong everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2004

First off I would like to say bump O-W. this is a school of violence and drugs. This is school that needs some serious help. only thing you here about the school is negative. The media never shows the school any positive feedback.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2004

Orangeburg-Wilkinson High is a magnificent school.It has its flaws, as does any place else,but overall it is a great learning environment that produces some of the world's greatest acheivers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2004

Orangeburg-Wilkinson HIgh School produces top notch students that will become successful leaders. The teachers there are exceptional. Iam proud to send my child there because I know that her academic and social attitude will flourish under the leadership of its principal and caring faculty and staff. The custodial staff and cafeteria staff are just as friendly and make you feel apart of the family by walkinf in the building. The girls' basketball team is exceptional as well as this year's football team.
—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.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled38%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%

Math

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled30%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%
English I

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

405 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
36%
U.S. History

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
U.S. History and Government

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

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
36%
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%
White 4% 53%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 7%
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 76%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Orangeburg, SC 29118
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