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Ashley Ridge High School

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted May 16, 2014

We moved so my children could attend ARHS because of the quality of the education due to their excellent caring staff and strict principal. The school has created an excellent environment that allows students to accomplish their goals and teachers the authority to educate. Students are held to a high standard in both education and behavior. Graduating Seniors are prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2014

My son and I love this school! Professional staff and the school is kept very neat and clean. No complaints here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2013

Might move in the area. Looking for schools for my Children. Would be my first choice, except it doesn't have a Strings program. Maybe next Fall?


Posted July 17, 2013

I am currently a 10th grader at Ashley Ridge High School. The 2012-2013 schol year was a bit tough for me. I had failing grades and I really couldn't understand what was veing taught. When I recieved my report card I was upset but when I went to my teachers to talk about my grades they were more than happy to help me out. I went in everyday during lunch for extra help and then I began to turn assignments in on time and actually started passing with GREAT grades. All in all the teachers at AR are wonderful. Here at AR it's like one big family. The principals are strict but absolutely fair. It's a wonderful learning environment and we did WIN Palmetto's Finest! I'm proud to call myself a Swamp Fox! We ARe AR!


Posted February 19, 2013

I am very picky about where my children go to school and the education that they receive. We moved from Washington state which has very tough schools and Ashley Ridge rates equal with the education my children received in Washington. The staff is excellent and caring and the principal strict but fair. My daughter has been there 2 years and loves it. I highly recommend this school to a high school student and their parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2012

I found the school to be very nice. The principals are excellent and are there to help in anyway possible. Some of the teachers need to find new professions. Several lack understanding and committment to education and honestly do not care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

Ashley ridge is an amazing school. Everyone there is just like a family. We have amazing principals who do what is needed and are strict which is needed these days in schools. are athletic program is also wonderful . The coaches teach you the skills and push you to your fullest potential.the teachers do their job and are great , caring, and loving teachers. this schools by far the best high school around. when I was leaving middle school i was terrified to go into high school, but from the moment I seeped into the school I felt safe and loved. They also have the best support system, I promise you at all our activites, games, etc. We have the most students &teachers come out and support ! This is definitely what schools need to be like and Ashley ridge is not a school it is a FAMILY ! # proud to be a swampfoxx<3
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2010

I am a student at Ashley Ridge High School, and most people would proabably say how much they despise their school, but I definitely do not. Ashley Ridge is a great school, and I am appreciative that I go to a brand new school with such caring teachers, great athletic programs, and amazing school spirit. I will truly miss Ashley Ridge when my graduation comes along. I was also never one of those people to ever get the best grades in school, but at AR I excel academically and in athletics, and am proud to call myself a Swamp Fox!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2009

Truly the most professional, caring, fun-loving faculty I have had the honor of working with. We were a new high school last year. Our first year's test scores were outstanding!
—Submitted by a teacher


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

490 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled69%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled60%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant91%
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.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

501 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%
English I

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

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
Physical Science

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

419 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

485 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
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 25% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 33%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9800 Delemar Hwy
Summerville, SC 29485
Phone: (843) 695-4900

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