Laurens District 55 High School

5058 Hwy 76 West,

Laurens, SC, 29360-9505

Tel: (864)682-3151
Grades: 9-12

1,517 students

Laurens District 55 High School serves 1,517 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% 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 1517 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,517 students
Laurens District 55 High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Laurens District 55 High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Laurens District 55 High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 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 18:1 16:1
Laurens District 55 High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
6%
7%
Laurens District 55 High School Hispanic (1997-2012)
Black
29%
37%
Laurens District 55 High School Black (1988-2012)
White
63%
52%
Laurens District 55 High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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 0.59
Laurens District 55 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%
Laurens District 55 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.
9%
7%
Laurens District 55 High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,941 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 58% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Laurens 55 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
7
Number of Students Managed 5,941 3,608
Laurens 55 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate 58% 66%
Laurens 55 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $53 MM $37 MM
Laurens 55 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $57 MM $43 MM
Laurens 55 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,759 $9,170
Laurens 55 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,438 $10,604
Laurens 55 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 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 Students Grades
  • Laurens Laurens Middle School
    1035 West Main St
    Laurens , SC , 29360
    (864)984-2400
    2.3  mi  |  464  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Laurens Laurens Elementary School
    301 Henry St
    Laurens , SC , 29360
    (864)984-3067
    2.3  mi  |  658  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Laurens E. B. Morse Elementary School
    200 Parkview Dr
    Laurens , SC , 29360
    (864)984-7777
    2.5  mi  |  614  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Laurens Sanders Middle School
    609 Green St
    Laurens , SC , 29360
    (864)984-0354
    4  mi  |  382  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Laurens Ford Elementary School
    601 Lucas Ave
    Laurens , SC , 29360
    (864)984-3986
    4.9  mi  |  509  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Laurens County, 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 0.53, which is lower than the South Carolina average of 0.59. The most diverse school district in Laurens County is Laurens 56 School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in South Carolina or national school diversity statistics.