Lamar High School

Lamar High School serves 263 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Lamar High School operates within the Darlington 01 School District.
The school district's 62% graduation rate is lower than the SC state average of 67%.

School Overview

The student population of 263 students has declined by 15% over five years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 263 students
Lamar High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Lamar High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Lamar High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Lamar High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 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 11:1 16:1
Lamar High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Black
65%
35%
Lamar High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
35%
52%
Lamar High School White Students (1988-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Lamar 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.
0.46 0.41
Lamar 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.
66%
51%
Lamar 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.
7%
6%
Lamar High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,172 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 62% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,563 is higher than the state average of $9,366. The district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,193 is higher than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has declined by 14% over four years.
School District Name Darlington 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
8
Number of Students Managed 10,172 4,192
Darlington 01 School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 62% 67%
Darlington 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $116 MM $38 MM
Darlington 01 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $111 MM $39 MM
Darlington 01 School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $10,563 $9,366
Darlington 01 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $10,193 $9,666
Darlington 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 Timmonsville High School (7.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Spaulding Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lamar Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • LamarLamar Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 272 students214 North Darlington Ave
    LamarSC 29069
    (843)326-7575
    0PK-2272
  • LamarSpaulding Elementary School
    0.3 miles | Grades: 3-5 | 241 students204 East Pearl St
    LamarSC 29069
    (843)326-7666
    0.33-5241
  • LamarSpaulding Middle School
    0.5 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 291 students400 East Cartersville Hwy
    LamarSC 29069
    (843)326-7625
    0.56-8291
  • TimmonsvilleBrockington Elementary School
    7.9 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 377 students304 Kemper St
    TimmonsvilleSC 29161
    (843)346-4953
    7.9PK-5377
  • TimmonsvilleJohnson Middle School
    7.9 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 165 students304 Kemper St
    TimmonsvilleSC 29161
    (843)346-4685
    7.96-8165

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