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South Pointe High School

Public | 9-12 | 1385 students

 
 

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Posted October 20, 2014

South Pointe High School is a cut above the other high schools in the Rock Hill area. The class sizes are smaller and the curriculum is too notch! SPHS offers IB/AP classes for ALL interested students beginning in the 11th grade. The other schools in the area make their student apply and there is a selection process. The school Principal Dr. Al Leonard is highly regarded in York County (even among teachers at the two other high schools!). He loves South Pointe and you will be hard pressed to find any school event where he is not in attendance! I have 2 children at SPHS and 1 who graduated last year. The parent involvement is wonderful and we have been extremely pleased with our children's education at South Pointe!! We highly recommend South Pointe !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

South Pointe High School Teachers and Administrative Staff do not follow District Employee Guidelines are absent quite often even durning exam reveiw and exam dates. Administration Staff do not know what is going in the class rooms of the teachers nor do they know if the teachers are present or not present for the day. AP History did not even cover the material needed to be covered in order for the students to be ready to handle or pass the AP exam. This school has so many issues that need to be dealt with that our three year experience has been a total nightmare. The Rock Hill School District Office does not know nor do they care about the problems with South Pointe High School. As was stated in the last Academic Awards Ceremony as long as we keep sending great football players to the University of South Carolina that is what matters. There is at least 10 to 15 disicipline problems a week fighting in lunchroom hallways bathrooms and classrooms. This school is out of control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

South Pointe has a strong emphasis on academics, as evidenced by the percentage of students who take IB, AP, and dual credit courses. My daughter's graduating class led the district in terms of the monetary value of scholarship offers - an outstanding feat considering it is the smallest of the district's high schools. My daughter was able to exempt several courses during her freshman year in college and has done quite well. South Pointe is an outstanding school in all aspects - academics, arts, and athletics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

SPHS seems to have a singular focus on athletics, to the detriment of academics. The staff, up to and including the principal, do not know how many students from last year's graduating class went on to university. Or, for that matter, how many received scholarships. But you can get a blow by blow account of last Friday's football game. The priorities at this school are out of whack.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2008

I am parent with a sophmore at South Pointe and I am very pleased with the administration there..Each time that I had an issue, it was handled with professionalism and care. The teachers that have taught my child are caring and they really care about the students. I am grateful for South Pointe. Now as far as the coaching staff in some of the sports areas, I do have issues with the favortism shown to some of the players and not to others. Not just with the coaching staff but the training staff as well. All the athletes deserve the same attention as the so-called 'stars' not taking away from those star players, but develop other players to become stars as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2008

Staff is very unorganized and uninformed about their own the school system's policies as well as federal special education laws.I had to go to the school 3 times to try and enroll my child (this was after speaking with a guidance counselor and setting an appointment which she 'forgot' on the first 2 visits). A few of the teachers my child had really cared about their students and how they did, but the school as a whole did not impress me as having much respect for its students.The administration was always hard to reach.The attendance person did not classify my child's absences correctly and it took several phone calls and a visit to the central office to correct it. The staff at my child's special education meetings were not knowledgeable about federal guidelines for the Exceptional Children's program and I often had to correct them or have central office call.
—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.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled60%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant91%

Math

All Students84%
Female82%
Male85%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled42%
Not disabled93%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
Applied Biology

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
Biology I

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

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%
English I

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
Physical Science

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

377 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%
U.S. History

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
U.S. History and Government

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

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

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 52% 53%
Black 44% 36%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 47%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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