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Pelion High School

Public | 9-12 | 703 students

 
 

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Posted August 4, 2010

I love it here its awesome.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You don't have to worry about getting lost its shape like an X. You don't have alot of fights. Were a small school in a small community its great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2010

I am a graduate from pelion highschool... And its the best school in the state.. If i could go back in time i would love to go back to pelion high school.. The teachers there are great.. And they treat you with the upmost respect. I can't wait to go back and visit someday


Posted October 3, 2009

I love Pelion, the teachers and the programs, especially the orchestra program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

I'm Graduating from Pelion High School this year... I move here 7 years ago and So far I think that this school is the greatest.... Its a small school and its a safe place to send your childrend
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2009

I love going to PHS because you don't have to be new to know that the teachers love you and want you to graduate. I am a sophomore here and i love it so if you want to send your children someone pick Pelion High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2009

My children graduated from PHS and we are very grateful for the education, preparation for college, life skills, and encouragement they received while there. The administration, faculty, and staff are truly amazing and all contributed to the efforts in molding not only my children but all students into people able to enter society and college or the workforce as productive citizens. My deepest appreciation!


Posted December 6, 2008

I am a freshman at Pelion High School this year, and it is the best school around, because it is so small, the teachers give you individual attention. They are also very into getting to know the student, and how they learn. Pelion High is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

We moved to Pelion this year and my son transfered from Lexington 2. We love this school and wish that my other 2 children would have went to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

I just moved to pelion two years ago, and it is a great school, compaired to my last one. I love it here everyone's so friendly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2008

pelion is the best school cause its easy to learn and teachers actually help you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

PHS is the greatest school ever! I find it easy to learn in and it provides a friendly environment daily. So far, Pelion schools have been the easiest to make friends in and since coming to thuis school, my grades have been drastically better! Go PHS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2008

This school provides so much for students. Academics, sports, music, JROTC, Culinary Arts, are just the beginning. Caring teachers, administrators and staff continuously strive to provide young people skills and opportunities for the present and their futures.


Posted March 24, 2007

I didn't know how much Pelion High School was a great school until I moved. Then, I found out that I was learning more at Pelion then my new school even though my new school is supose to be better. I learned better disiplin, and because of Pelion High School I am going to have a lot of knowledge that I wouldn't have if I went else where.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2006

Acedemically, Pelion is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2006

PHS is a great school. It's a small school so students get a lot of individual attention. Academics are emphasized, students are held accountable for their actions, teachers are very concerned about their students, not just as students, but also as human beings. The fine arts programs are excellent, the school has wonderful career training programs in culinary arts, health sciences, and agriculture. Parental involvement could be better. Open houses are largely unattended, and you rarely see parents volunteering except for athletic and band events. I could send my child to any of several schools in the area but I choose to send her to Pelion because it's the
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

Im a student at Pelion High. And I just wont to say that first off pelion is the worst school I have ever been to. They care more about how to punish you then to help you.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled52%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant87%

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled48%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
English I

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
Physical Science

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
U.S. History

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
U.S. History and Government

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
39%
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 84% 53%
Black 7% 36%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 63%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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600 Lydia Dr
Pelion, SC 29123
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