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Woodmont High School

Public | 9-12 | 1659 students

 

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Posted October 25, 2013

The building is beautiful and there are a handful of really great teachers. Most teachers live in the area and show partiality. If you are in business and do not have time to "volunteer" then your child will be pushed aside. Also watch out for sports teams. They haven't figured out that sports bring in money. How to improve this school... 1- get administration that cares about the children and puts them first not politics. 2-Place cameras in all classrooms to stop any problems on either the students or teachers. 3-Have a board made up of faculty, parents, and students to hire teachers. (Not the PTA) 4- Allow parents and teachers to belong to only one board at a time. 5-Have actual counselors at the school with open door policy for students problems. Currently some counselors require an appointment to meet with them.6- Release teachers from duty instead of giving them numerous times to get it right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

This school is decent it's ok for the most part my first day was the worst I missed 3 class periods waiting to get my schedule because the guidance department was so unorganized so 3 hours later I finally got it and then I had trouble finding my classes and barely had any help getting to them . I Pefer my old school ,Long Reach High School atleast their they sent a senior to guide me to my classes on my first day. So all in all I'm not really liking this school


Posted May 1, 2013

I am currently a student and i love this place to death. I fit in perfectly and the fine arts department is absolutely amazing. I wouldn't leave for the world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2012

this school would rather have an automated answering machine call the parents to inform them that their student did not go to class. the school administration would rather not deal with a one on one conversation with a parent to inform them of a students behavior because it is in fact the schools faculty that condones it!!!! these kids are allowed to leave the school grounds at any given time of the day.no questions asked. I feel as a parent that i need to monitor the parking lot after i drop my son off just to make sure he doesnt leave. i hold my child responsible for his actions but i feel as though the school takes no measures in the safety of the students when they can just walk out whenever they please!!!! it is their responsibility to make sure these kids are in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2011

Woodmont! i love this school! It's a great school. I'm not saying it just because. it really is. Academics are actually pretty great! Especially if your an incoming freshman, since you have 4 year long classes, it's easier. BEST SCHOOL EVER! Were pretty big on school spirit. The buildings new, discipline is something to not complain about and teachers here are great. Although there is some not very nice teachers, but all schools have that so get over it. Raising money is pretty easy here. Lunch is great!! Smoothies, frappuchinos & a bunch of other stuff. Administrators are straight up about the rules so its a great way to discipline. OVER ALL GREAT SCHOOL! Don't talk bad about this school if you not attending! :) I think this schools actually very enjoyable. Plus most if not all materials are updated and the staff is wondeful! Library is HUGE!!!! Theres a never ending about of resources, books and computers! SO that really helps! IF I WAS A PARENT I WOULD SEND MY KID HERE. : ) hope this review helped!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2011

I am a new teacher this year at Woodmont and was very pleased to discover that this is a wonderful school! I have been in other schools in Greenville county, both as a teacher and a parent, and Woodmont rates right up with the best! The students are the same as anywhere else although maybe a little friendlier and nicer to the teachers. Academically the top classes are very rigourous and the CP classes are challenging as well. Unlike other schools the administration here seems to sincerely care about the students and take extra measures to work with those who are seriously in danger of failing or dropping out. This is NOT the old Woodmont but a much improved version. I love it here!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 12, 2011

This might be a great school if you look at the top 20% of the students, but the other 80% is the same old Woodmont, just in a pretty new building. We cannot get return calls from the principal to follow up after meeting on a particular issue that multiple parents have complained about (student teacher doesn't speak English). We are not happy with the school, the administration, and believe that there is too much freedom (parking lot) at this school. We also do not receive calls regarding absences, etc..... We received the first one this week; and updated our phone numbers with them several months ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

Let's be honest. You can't just give a school 5 stars because you want it to be the best. This is an average school with little school spirit. The pep rallys are pathetic, everytime a student is late to class, a parent is annoyed by a phone call, and the SGA runs everything, giving no individual student input. However, academic success is pretty high, not considering the CPS classes. So there's an honest review from a student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2008

I am a former student of Woodmont High School. Many people have often looked down on our school. Despite the reasoning, I would not have went to any other high school. Woodmont's falculty and staff are the best around. They really care about the students; unlike most high schools. Activities are always happening at Woodmont. Activities are planned by staff and even students. There is plenty of student involvement at this school which I think plays an important role in promoting learning. The students at Woodmont seem to all get along better than most people in those age groups. Yes, there are cliques just as you would find at any other school. Despite this however, the students get along quite well. People of all backgrounds 'hang out' together. Woodmont is a very diverse school and because of this you would think there would be many problems. Woodmont makes its diversity work.


Posted September 3, 2005

I am a student at Woodmont High School. I think that all of the academics and sports teams are a good thing for us as students. This year they are not taking any slacking off or horseplay. I think that because of that the students are more aware of how important their education is. Also, the sports teams are a good thing because they tell you that you have to have good grades in all of your classes to stay on the team. So, if you are a student and you want to play bad enough, you will keep your grades up. Also, all of the clubs and teams keep us busy. Therefore, we won't have time to get into trouble and we will stay focused on our education and to better our reputation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2005

I attended Woodmont. Although I loved everything that Woodmont had to offer, I would have to say that the faculty and staff is the best that this state has to offer.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 19, 2004

Woodmont is a great school. We may have our low points just like every other scholl but something good is happening to woodmont. I believe that woodmont will grow into a facinating learning environment. If you are interested in coming to woodmont plaese stop by; you want regret it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2003

I unlike many other thing that Woodmont High School is a great school of learning. I attend Woodmont as well as my children.


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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.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled47%
Not disabled96%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Math

All Students80%
Female85%
Male77%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled30%
Not disabled90%
English language learners93%
Proficient in English80%
Non-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.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Applied Biology

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
Biology I

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

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%
English I

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

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
Physical Science

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

694 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
U.S. History

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
43%
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 66% 53%
Black 27% 36%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (864) 355-8695

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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2831 West Georgia Rd
Piedmont, SC 29673
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