Buford High School

4290 Tabernacle Rd

Lancaster, SC 29720-6054

Tel: (803)286-7068
Grades: 9-12

606 students

Buford High School serves 606 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Buford High School operates within the Lancaster 01 School District.
The school district's 74% graduation rate is higher than the SC state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 606 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 606 students
Buford High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Buford High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Buford 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 0.20 is less 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 15:1 16:1
Buford High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Buford High School Asian (2010-2011)
Hispanic
n/a
7%
Buford High School Hispanic (2007-2011)
Black
9%
37%
Buford High School Black (1988-2012)
White
89%
52%
Buford High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Buford High School Sch Ethnicity Buford 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.
0.20 0.41
Buford 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.
39%
51%
Buford 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.
8%
7%
Buford High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,745 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 74% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Lancaster 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
7
Number of Students Managed 11,745 4,051
Lancaster 01 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 74% 66%
Lancaster 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $115 MM $37 MM
Lancaster 01 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $116 MM $43 MM
Lancaster 01 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,703 $9,170
Lancaster 01 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,790 $10,604
Lancaster 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 Lancaster High School (9.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Buford Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Buford Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • LancasterBuford Elementary School
    1906 North Rocky River Rd
    LancasterSC 29720
    (803)286-0026
    0.4 mi | 794 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • LancasterBuford Middle School
    Magnet School
    1890 North Rocky River Rd
    LancasterSC 29720
    (803)825-8473
    Magnet School

    0.4 mi | 495 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • MonroeProspect Elementary School
    3005 Ruben Rd
    MonroeNC 28112
    (704)764-2920
    7 mi | 476 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • LancasterA. R. Rucker Middle School
    Magnet School
    422 Old Dixie Rd
    LancasterSC 29720
    (803)416-8555
    Magnet School

    7.1 mi | 539 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • LancasterSouthside Early Childhood Center
    500 Hampton Rd
    LancasterSC 29720
    (803)283-3915
    8.3 mi | 94 students | Gr. PK                      

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Did You Know?
Lancaster, 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 0.57, which is higher than the South Carolina average of 0.42. The most diverse school in Lancaster is Lancaster Alternative And Virtual Academies Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in South Carolina or national school diversity statistics.