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Lake Marion High School And Technology Center

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Posted December 12, 2011

Ok so i attend Lake Marion High School and honestly it is not a bad school yes we have problems here and there but for the most part i love my school especially our old and new principle. i was also one of those city kids that came to the country and thought it was the worst thing in the world. but after being in this school and seeing how much they really did care and want the best for all of us i truly have a change of heart. And for everyone that stated we kids have no respect its not all of us and you're going to find kids all over the world without respect so don't be so fast to judge us THANKS :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2010

Lake Marion is not the best school but it is equipped with mostly all that is needed. There is not one perfect school. Staff members should allow students to give their opinions. Its simple if the child is taught respect at home it will follow them into the school so lets not get into blaming schools; Lake Marion High &Technolgy needs to improve just as much as the other school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

Decided to bring our student out of the city to the country in hopes that the location of the school and it's teachers dedication to helping promote the education of the child would help her get back on the right track. Boy was i wrong!! discipline was little to none. Rather than help the parent and child face issues at hand there was very little parent/teacher interaction and when it was some type of meeting, the parent ended up feeling like their envolvment wasn't enough to help promote the child. Students walk out of class when they got ready too. Discipline actions meant little to any of them. For a school that is suppose to promote education and even the alternative part of the school supposedly being one that helped children with issues, my student suffered because she needed that extra push to do right and not just from home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

Exactly what you would expect from a traditional minority school. Behavior is a problem with little teacher support from the District and new Supt. Instead of using established practices that work, every year the District administration trries to reinvent the wheel. Teacher moral is low, overt racism exists, and that old adage that the inmates run the institution is the norm. When a student does absolutly nothing for the first two quarters, teachers have to 'give' them a grade of 60 or above, regardless of their average. A student makes a 0 for only placing his name only on a test, at the end of the grading period he must have a 60. This is to insure that he will not find it too hard to catch up when he decides to work in the second semester. Extra curricular activities are a joke, the students have very little to pick from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

Very poor school. Kids have no respect for teachers. The few that want to learn can't due to the horrible behavior of others. Teachers are underpaid, underappreciated, and treated horribly by all.


Posted March 17, 2009

This school is a wonderful,educational place to jump start their young lives. Mrs. Guillot
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

I give this School a 100000% because I love this school and I always will
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2007

My children went to the middle school,Holly Hill Robert's,& at present still have 1 child in Lake Marion High.The school is terrible & should be investigated.Teacher's & administrator's quit,constantly.That's sad.My child is treated very badly by alot of the teacher's.She really wants to learn & has to put up w/other's in the classes that scream & yell & speak terribly to the teachrs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

My children attended Holly Hill Public Schools from 1993 - 2006. They loved the elementary school and they both hated the Lake Marion High School and Holly Hill Middle. I felt as a parent that my kids were not safe and the teachers didn't care if the students learn or not. The teachers their are only there to receive a paycheck. The district office could care less about your child. Dr. Longshore could care less what the parents have to say. As long as he looks good that is all that matters. We have moved and the school system we are in now is wonderful. I wish I had moved my kids years ago. I feel sorry for the students in Orangeburg School District #3.
—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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
73%
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%
Female86%
Male81%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled27%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled4%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%
English I

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
19%
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 88% 36%
White 10% 53%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 76%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3656 Tee Vee Rd
Santee, SC 29142
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