Cheraw High School

649 Chesterfield Hwy,

Cheraw, SC, 29520-7006

Tel: (843)921-1000
Grades: 9-12

754 students

Cheraw High School serves 754 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Cheraw High School operates within the Chesterfield 01 School District.
The school district's 70% graduation rate is higher than the SC state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 754 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 754 students
Cheraw High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Cheraw High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Cheraw High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
Cheraw High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
1%
Cheraw High School Asian (2000-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
7%
Cheraw High School Hispanic (2003-2012)
Black
49%
37%
Cheraw High School Black (1988-2012)
White
47%
52%
Cheraw High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Cheraw High School Sch Ethnicity Cheraw 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.
0.54 0.59
Cheraw High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
48%
51%
Cheraw High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2012)
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%
7%
Cheraw High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,987 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Chesterfield 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
16
7
Number of Students Managed 7,987 3,608
Chesterfield 01 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 70% 66%
Chesterfield 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $76 MM $37 MM
Chesterfield 01 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $77 MM $43 MM
Chesterfield 01 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,463 $9,170
Chesterfield 01 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,603 $10,604
Chesterfield 01 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Chesterfield High School (10.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Long Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cheraw Intermediate (0.3 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Cheraw Cheraw Intermediate
    421 Chesterfield Hwy
    Cheraw , SC , 29520
    (843)921-1030
    0.3  mi  |  506  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Cheraw Long Middle School
    1010 West Greene St
    Cheraw , SC , 29520
    (843)921-1010
    0.6  mi  |  553  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Cheraw Cheraw Primary
    321 High St
    Cheraw , SC , 29520
    (843)921-1020
    1.3  mi  |  502  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Wallace Wallace Elementary Middle
    3643 Hwy 9 West
    Wallace , SC , 29596
    (843)537-7493
    4.7  mi  |  385  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Chesterfield Chesterfield-ruby Middle School
    14445 Hwy 9
    Chesterfield , SC , 29709
    (843)623-9401
    6.3  mi  |  443  students  |  Gr.  6-8

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.