Gaffney High School

Gaffney High School serves 2,024 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Gaffney High School operates within the Cherokee 01 School District.
Cherokee 01 School District's 67% graduation rate is equal to the SC state average of 67%.

School Overview

The student population of 2024 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 115 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,024 students
Gaffney High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Gaffney High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 115 teachers
Gaffney High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Gaffney High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more 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 18:1 16:1
Gaffney High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
6%
7%
Gaffney High School Black Students (1996-2014)
Black
30%
35%
Gaffney High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
63%
52%
Gaffney High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Gaffney High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2014)
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.
0.51 0.41
Gaffney High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
55%
51%
Gaffney High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
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.
8%
6%
Gaffney High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Cherokee 01 School District's student population of 9,126 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,793 is higher than the state average of $9,366. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $8,782 is less than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four years.
School District Name Cherokee 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
8
Number of Students Managed 9,126 4,192
Cherokee 01 School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 67% 67%
Cherokee 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2014)
District Total Revenue $90 MM $38 MM
Cherokee 01 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $80 MM $39 MM
Cherokee 01 School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,793 $9,366
Cherokee 01 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $8,782 $9,666
Cherokee 01 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
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 Cherokee Technology Center (4.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Granard Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is B. D. Lee Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • GaffneyGranard Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 585 students
    0.6 miles
    815 West Rutledge Ave
    GaffneySC 29341
    (864)489-6833
    0.66-8585
  • GaffneyB. D. Lee Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 343 students
    1.1 miles
    401 Overbrook Dr
    GaffneySC 29341
    (864)489-5748
    1.1PK-5343
  • GaffneyLimestone-central Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 438 students
    1.6 miles
    727 Pacolet Hwy
    GaffneySC 29340
    (864)206-6620
    1.6PK-5438
  • GaffneyGaffney Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 665 students
    2 miles
    805 East Frederick St
    GaffneySC 29340
    (864)902-3630
    26-8665
  • GaffneyMary Bramlett Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 298 students
    2.4 miles
    301 Spruce St
    GaffneySC 29340
    (864)489-2831
    2.4PK-5298

School Reviews

2.0  11/16/2015
Well, if the fact that there is only a 67% graduation rate should say it all, and yet thats higher than state average. wow......I have never been impressed with the school at all. They seem to have every statistic posted here except the ratio of bullys to students. Bullying is a huge problem, and they do not address it. Football is more important than classes by far. Parents who actually want to be involved in their childs education are ignored.
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