Laurens District 55 High School

Laurens District 55 High School serves 1,629 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Laurens District 55 High School operates within the Laurens 55 School District.
Laurens 55 School District's 60% graduation rate is lower than the SC state average of 67%.

School Overview

The student population of 1629 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,629 students
Laurens District 55 High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Laurens District 55 High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Laurens District 55 High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Laurens District 55 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 0.53 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
Laurens District 55 High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
7%
7%
Laurens District 55 High School Black Students (2000-2014)
Black
30%
35%
Laurens District 55 High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
62%
52%
Laurens District 55 High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Laurens District 55 High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.53 0.41
Laurens District 55 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.
51%
51%
Laurens District 55 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.
9%
6%
Laurens District 55 High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Laurens 55 School District's student population of 6,063 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,018 in this district is less than the state average of $9,366. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $9,407 is less than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Laurens 55 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
8
Number of Students Managed 6,063 4,192
Laurens 55 School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 60% 67%
Laurens 55 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2014)
District Total Revenue $54 MM $38 MM
Laurens 55 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $57 MM $39 MM
Laurens 55 School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,018 $9,366
Laurens 55 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,407 $9,666
Laurens 55 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 Clinton High School (12.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Laurens Middle School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Laurens Elementary School (2.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • LaurensLaurens Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 690 students
    2.3 miles
    301 Henry St
    LaurensSC 29360
    (864)984-3067
    2.3PK-5690
  • LaurensLaurens Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 449 students
    2.3 miles
    1035 West Main St
    LaurensSC 29360
    (864)984-2400
    2.36-8449
  • LaurensE. B. Morse Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 601 students
    2.5 miles
    200 Parkview Dr
    LaurensSC 29360
    (864)984-7777
    2.5PK-5601
  • LaurensSanders Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 322 students
    4 miles
    609 Green St
    LaurensSC 29360
    (864)984-0354
    46-8322
  • LaurensFord Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 529 students
    4.9 miles
    601 Lucas Ave
    LaurensSC 29360
    (864)984-3986
    4.9PK-5529

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