Laurens District 55 High School

5058 Hwy 76 West

Laurens, SC 29360-9505

Grades: 9-12

1,526 students

Laurens District 55 High School serves 1,526 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the SC average of 15:1.
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.
The school district's 58% graduation rate is lower than the SC state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 1526 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 87 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,526 students
Laurens District 55 High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 87 teachers
Laurens District 55 High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Laurens District 55 High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 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 15:1
Laurens District 55 High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
6%
7%
Laurens District 55 High School Black Students (1997-2013)
Black
31%
36%
Laurens District 55 High School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
62%
52%
Laurens District 55 High School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Laurens District 55 High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Laurens District 55 High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.52 0.41
Laurens District 55 High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
50%
52%
Laurens District 55 High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2013)
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.
10%
7%
Laurens District 55 High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,881 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 58% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,759 is less than the state average of $9,170. The district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,438 is less than the state average of $10,604. The district spending/student has grown by 30% over four years.
School District Name Laurens 55 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
7
Number of Students Managed 5,881 4,140
Laurens 55 School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 58% 66%
Laurens 55 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $53 MM $37 MM
Laurens 55 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $57 MM $43 MM
Laurens 55 School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,759 $9,170
Laurens 55 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,438 $10,604
Laurens 55 School District 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 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 Middle School
    1035 West Main St
    LaurensSC 29360
    (864)984-2400
    2.3 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 451 students                      
  • LaurensLaurens Elementary School
    301 Henry St
    LaurensSC 29360
    (864)984-3067
    2.3 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 636 students                      
  • LaurensE. B. Morse Elementary School
    200 Parkview Dr
    LaurensSC 29360
    (864)984-7777
    2.5 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 599 students                      
  • LaurensSanders Middle School
    609 Green St
    LaurensSC 29360
    (864)984-0354
    4 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 327 students                      
  • LaurensFord Elementary School
    601 Lucas Ave
    LaurensSC 29360
    (864)984-3986
    4.9 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 532 students                      

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