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Travelers Rest High School

Public | 9-12 | 1261 students

 

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Posted April 6, 2010

I have been very pleased with the education and the opportunity for extracurricular activilities my son is receiving...we bellieve the teachers AND the principal are excellent. We chose this over some of the best private and magnet schools in the area when we moved here two years ago and haven't been disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2009

By and large, TRHS has a great faculty comprised of teachers who really care, and many spirited extra curricular activities for the kids. Yet, the Principal's so-called 'leadership' is divisive, exclusionary and exemplifies a 'do as I say, not as do' (hypocritical) form of 'leadership', which negatively impacts the school's climate/ morale for both faculty and students. The Principal enforces rules and policies of the school and District on a selective, convenient, subjective basis. He often has a 'deaf ear' / 'shut door' to thoughts opposing his own, and often takes punitive measures against one who does not concur with him, regardless of the merit of his/her/their ideas otherwise. He allows Church and State to mix in school events, alienating those who have backgrounds and beliefs other than those predominant in the community. TRHS is not a picture of 21st American democracy or ideals, despite its 'global' mission theoretically/ on paper.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 27, 2009

I felt staff did not get adequate support from school administration. Safety and discipline were a concern for our students while at school. The principal needs to genuinely support his teachers and listen to parents concerns as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2007

This is a new school, and most of the teachers are great, but the leadership of the principal is terrible! New leadership is needed, and the disc office needs to wake up. They don't pay attention to the parents of students. The kids are great and the teachers are wonderful, and it has the makings of a really nice school.
—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.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students89%
Female96%
Male83%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled58%
Not disabled95%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Math

All Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled43%
Not disabled85%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%
English I

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

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%
Physical Science

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

353 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
U.S. History

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

27 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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
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 78% 53%
Black 16% 36%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (864) 355-0088

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
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
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301 North Main St
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
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