Buford High School

Buford High School serves 624 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Buford High School operates within the Lancaster 01 School District.
The school district's 73% graduation rate is higher than the SC state average of 67%.

School Overview

The student population of 624 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 624 students
Buford High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Buford High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Buford High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Buford High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Buford High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Black
8%
35%
Buford High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
90%
52%
Buford High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Buford High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Buford High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.19 0.41
Buford High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
37%
51%
Buford High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
Buford High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,963 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 73% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,936 is higher than the state average of $9,366. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,934 is higher than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Lancaster 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
8
Number of Students Managed 11,963 4,192
Lancaster 01 School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 73% 67%
Lancaster 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $116 MM $38 MM
Lancaster 01 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $116 MM $39 MM
Lancaster 01 School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,936 $9,366
Lancaster 01 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,934 $9,666
Lancaster 01 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Lancaster High School (9.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Buford Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Buford Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • LancasterBuford Elementary School
    0.4 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 788 students1906 North Rocky River Rd
    LancasterSC 29720
    (803)286-0026
    0.4PK-5788
  • LancasterBuford Middle School
    0.4 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 459 students1890 North Rocky River Rd
    LancasterSC 29720
    (803)825-8473
    0.46-8459
  • MonroeProspect Elementary School
    7 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 476 students3005 Ruben Rd
    MonroeNC 28112
    (704)764-2920
    7KG-5476
  • LancasterA. R. Rucker Middle School
    Magnet School
    7.1 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 550 students422 Old Dixie Rd
    LancasterSC 29720
    (803)416-8555
    7.16-8550
  • LancasterSouthside Early Childhood Center
    8.3 miles | Grades: PK | 91 students500 Hampton Rd
    LancasterSC 29720
    (803)283-3915
    8.3PK91

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