South Aiken High School

South Aiken High School serves 1,543 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 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%.
South Aiken High School operates within the Aiken 01 School District.
The school district's 63% graduation rate is lower than the SC state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 1543 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,543 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 79 teachers
Students by Grade South Aiken High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 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 20:1 16:1
Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
5%
7%
Black
26%
37%
White
62%
52%
All Ethnic Groups South Aiken High School Sch Ethnicity South Aiken High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.55 0.41
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.
32%
51%
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.
6%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 24,729 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 63% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Aiken 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
40
7
Number of Students Managed 24,729 4,051
Graduation Rate 63% 66%
Aiken 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $216 MM $37 MM
Aiken 01 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $217 MM $43 MM
Aiken 01 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,763 $9,170
Aiken 01 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,806 $10,604
Aiken 01 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Aiken Performing Arts Academy Charter (3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is M. B. Kennedy Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Millbrook Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • AikenM. B. Kennedy Middle School
    274 East Pine Log Rd
    AikenSC 29803
    (803)641-2470
    0.3 mi | 940 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • AikenMillbrook Elementary School
    255 East Pine Log Rd
    AikenSC 29803
    (803)641-2580
    0.3 mi | 633 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • AikenLloyd-kennedy Charter
    Charter School
    222 Beaufort St Northeast
    AikenSC 29801
    (803)644-4824
    Charter School

    2.6 mi | 71 students | Gr. 3-8                      
  • AikenSchofield Middle School
    224 Kershaw St Northeast
    AikenSC 29801
    (803)641-2770
    2.6 mi | 656 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • AikenHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Chukker Creek Elementary School
    1830 Chukker Creek Rd
    AikenSC 29803
    (803)641-2474
    2.7 mi | 838 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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Did You Know?
Aiken, SC public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.50, which is higher than the South Carolina average of 0.42. The most diverse school in Aiken is Oakwood-windsor Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in South Carolina or national school diversity statistics.