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Eastside High School

Public | 9-12 | 1290 students

 

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Posted April 22, 2014

My two kids had an excellent experience at EHS. They excelled at academics and were involved in sports and LOVED their cross country and running coaches. They loved the arts available at Eastside and participated in art classes and chorus during their four years. The student body was diversified, and that is one of the things my kids loved about their experience. While some teachers were mediocre, others were outstanding, and their courses were rigorous and inspiring. The English department was especially good. The student body pulled together and were generally warm to one another. Student leaders were typically of high moral character and were kind to others. Drama in the school was rare. Teachers were pretty responsive to parental concerns. The new principal is very involved with the student body, as are parents. The new school and sporting facility upgrades have been awesome. The grounds could use better landscaping and mature trees -- as the building's aesthetics do not evoke warmth on approach. My kids' physical education experience was abysmal. There is such an opportunity to get kids active and teach nutrition and healthy living, but in their words, "It was just a joke."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2011

Our children attend Eastside by choice, not by geography. We have found it to be a caring and academically challenging environment. We have also been pleased with the coaching staff. The teachers generally take an interest in the students-we frequently see them at athletic events (not just football games--). The teachers and coaches are responsive to parent concerns and actively seek to help the students. The student body seems to generally value achievement and academic success. The new principal is an outstanding leader with a great vision for the future of Eastside. The experience our children are having at Eastside should be what all parents want High School to be like for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2011

Like any public school, Eastside has its postives and negatives. Our son has been very happy there and is receiving a great education. The new principal is providing outstanding leadership as well as an environment the kids can feel confident in. He is very visible and is available to students as well as parents. The Athletic Department has had some struggles, but the new principal has already taken great strides to amend these issues. We are so grateful that we are zoned for Eastside High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2010

I've had 2 students at EHS, and the teachers just do not seem to care much about the individual students. Principal is non-existent. Overall they received a pretty good education, because we pushed them...not the teachers or staff at EHS>
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2010

A great school with tons of parent involvement and high standards. It is one of the cleanest school buildings I have seen in Gville County. They have wonderful athletic programs and the FCA programs is growing stronger each year. The students come from strong moral families and the students display that of great integrity. The students are proud of their school and it shows. Just look at how much money they bring in during spirit week. They love their school enough to work hard in many areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2010

The leadership and general process ineffective and closed minded. Education should and MUST be better than Eastside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2005

Eastside High School is one of the best schools in the state of South Carolina. From the high calibur of teachers to the huge level of parent involvement. You can truly see that not only the faculty, but the students as well, care about the sucess of Eastside as a whole. One of the major factors making Eastside such an amazing high school is the availablility of the arts. The Choral program is very well established, and the mixed concert choir is amazing. It is nice to know that Eastside and the school district are commited to funding such a program. I think Eastside is one of the best high schools in the state of South Carolina, not to mention the Southeast.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2005

This school is lacking on the part of adminstrative duties. It caters to one ethnic group and the concern of the faculty and the teachers are very low.
—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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
African-American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Subsidized meals95%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled75%
Not disabled99%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled55%
Not disabled97%
English language learners88%
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant94%
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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%
English I

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

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
Physical Science

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

337 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
64%
U.S. History

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

14 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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
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 16% 36%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 29%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Health & athletics

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School basics

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  • (864) 355-2992

Resources

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

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
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1300 Brushy Creek Rd
Taylors, SC 29687
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