Wilson High School

1411 Old Marion Hwy,

Florence, SC, 29506-

Tel: (843)664-8440
Grades: 9-12

1,194 students

Wilson High School serves 1,194 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Wilson High School operates within the Florence 01 School District.
The school district's 67% graduation rate is higher than the SC state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 1194 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,194 students
Wilson High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Wilson High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Wilson High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 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 15:1 16:1
Wilson High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
1%
Wilson High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
1%
7%
Wilson High School Hispanic (1999-2012)
Black
67%
37%
Wilson High School Black (1988-2012)
White
25%
52%
Wilson High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Wilson High School Sch Ethnicity Wilson 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.
0.49 0.59
Wilson 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.
66%
51%
Wilson 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.
3%
7%
Wilson High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,247 students has grown by 10% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Florence 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
7
Number of Students Managed 17,247 3,608
Florence 01 School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 67% 66%
Florence 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $151 MM $37 MM
Florence 01 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $155 MM $43 MM
Florence 01 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,606 $9,170
Florence 01 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,906 $10,604
Florence 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 Choices Charter (4.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Williams Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Henry Timrod Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Florence Henry Timrod Elementary School
    1901 East Old Marion Hwy
    Florence , SC , 29506
    (843)664-8454
    0.9  mi  |  438  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Florence Williams Middle School
    1119 North Irby St
    Florence , SC , 29501
    (843)664-8162
    2.1  mi  |  641  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Florence North Vista Elementary School
    1100 North Irby St
    Florence , SC , 29501
    (843)664-8159
    2.1  mi  |  645  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Florence Theodore Lester Elementary School
    3501 East Palmetto St
    Florence , SC , 29506
    (843)664-8459
    2.3  mi  |  482  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Florence Palmetto Youth Academy Charter
    Charter School
    1209 North Douglas St
    Florence , SC , 29506
    (843)679-7070
    Charter School
    2.6  mi  |  56  students  |  Gr.  3-6

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