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Swansea High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 4, 2014

This is my junior year in highschool. Swansea is a very nasty school and they dont hardly clean. Some of the teachers act like they dont care about our education. We went threw 4 math teachers until the found one to stay. They will supply the freshman and sophmores with chromebooks (but not the juniors and seniors) and worry about sports when the roof despertly needs to be redone. Last year we couldent go in the gym because there were rats and they were all over the school.


Posted August 6, 2009

Yes, Swansea High School has its problems, teacher recruitment etc, but as a parent who has been involved with my childrens schools since kindergarten, with PTO's and School Improvement Councils, the problems don't always lie with the school themselves. Your legislators have much to do with what is required of our school system but they don't alway provide the funding to follow through. Your district is on its own to provide what is mandated. Nothing opens your eyes like spending time in your child's school. Our school district has had and continues to have excellent leadership. Go to the School Board Meetings. I personally have had mostly excellent dealings with teachers and staff. Every teacher I have ever e-mailed answered promptly and provided the information I needed. I agree the Web site should stay updated!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2008

Swansea is the best!!!!! Go Tigers!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2007

There is a lack of effort from both the students and the faculty. The students are not prepared to continue their education when they get to college because some (not all) teachers do not take the initiative to enhance the learning environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2006

It would be nice if someone would up-date the Swansea High School Web-Page.... Its sad, its so far behind... It makes our school look bad!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

As a former student of Swansea High School my 11th grade year i feel that all the teachers are great and Ms. Seawright is the Best. Brittany Howard Aiken County Public Schools
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 23, 2004

All teachers need to keep up with their assignments on line. We have no way of knowing what their homework is daily and what upcoming test and quizzes. I have one teacher that keeps up with this on the schools website under assignments and it really helps me to make sure they complete their homework and study for test. We can not help our children if we are not aware of what they have to do daily. The teacher can list the whole week. Also I emailed 3 different teacher last week and only one had answered.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
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%
Female92%
Male85%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled50%
Not disabled93%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Math

All Students80%
Female76%
Male83%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled36%
Not disabled86%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English79%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%
English I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
64%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
Physical Science

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

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
51%
U.S. History

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
34%
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 72% 53%
Black 22% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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500 East First St
Swansea, SC 29160
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Phone: (803) 568-1100

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