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Ware Shoals High School

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3 stars

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Posted March 14, 2014

Mr. Paul Anderson is the reason that I work at Ware Shoals High School. He is a teacher's principal and supports us in every way. He does a remarkable job with the limited resources that he is proved by the state. Congratulations Mr. Anderson for a job well done and thank you for your continued hard work. We appreciate you.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 23, 2009

This is the school that I graduated from so I can say from experience that this school did not prepare me for college in any form or fashion. The only thing that prepared me was one teacher there who had her stuff straight. This school is not safe, I have seen many people walk in and out of there with no visitor badges, anyone could just walk in and do whatever they wanted to. This school has had a lot of public problems in the past but that does not excuse the deterioration of the school. The school is old and historic, and I''m positive that it has seen better days.


Posted July 31, 2009

This school does not offer any form of safety for the students. Many students are harrassed and nothing is done to the bully when they are reported to the principal. Students at the junior high run that school, the teachers have no control at all. Walk into the junior high at any time and you see kids playing in the halls because the teachers can't do anything with them and they send them out of class. The 7th and 8th grade students are not held accountable for anything, not even grades!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

The school does not have an orderly, consitant, and fair disciple policy in effect. The students rule the school (and they know it). There are many students who are afraid to attend this school because of the problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

There are alot of issues that take place in this school that are overlooked and need immediate attention, while the ones the attention is focused on is a little overated. There seems to be a power struggle for inprovements and the school is failing its students by not not improving this school and meeting the current likeness of schools in this division. I also beleive there is an unusual allowance or tolerance for issues that have caused a crackdown on many schools across the nation. It'sa time Ware Shoals Highand Junior (they are combined ) get a complete and severe checkup and be made to comply with standards that ensure the learning and safety of the children attending here are met and that, new focuses on not average but higher acheivements are met by all, students, parents, faculty and staff.
—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 71% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS 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 the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS 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 the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students79%
Female85%
Male72%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled33%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%

Math

All Students80%
Female87%
Male72%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled17%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Science

All Students79%
Female85%
Male72%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled42%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female85%
Male74%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled42%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Writing

All Students88%
Female96%
Male78%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled42%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS 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 the state standard.

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

English/Language Arts

All Students69%
Female72%
Male65%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled33%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant69%

Math

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled25%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%

Science

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female67%
Male78%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant72%

Writing

All Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled42%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS 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 the state standard.

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

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students93%
Female100%
Male86%
African-American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
79%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
46%
English I

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
52%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
Physical Science

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
46%
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 76% 53%
Black 20% 36%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 7%
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 61%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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56 South Greenwood Ave
Ware Shoals, SC 29692
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