Edisto High School

500 R. M. Foster Dr,

Cordova, SC, 29039-0101

Tel: (803)536-1553
Grades: 9-12

728 students

Edisto High School serves 728 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Edisto High School operates within the Orangeburg 04 School District.
The school district's 69% graduation rate is higher than the SC state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 728 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 728 students
Edisto High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Edisto High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Edisto 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 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Edisto High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Edisto High School Asian (2006-2010)
Hispanic
1%
7%
Edisto High School Hispanic (2005-2012)
Black
46%
37%
Edisto High School Black (1988-2012)
White
50%
52%
Edisto High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Edisto High School Sch Ethnicity Edisto 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 0.70
Edisto 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.
57%
51%
Edisto 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%
Edisto High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,913 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Orangeburg 04 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
7
Number of Students Managed 3,913 3,659
Orangeburg 04 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 69% 66%
Orangeburg 04 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $43 MM n/a
Orangeburg 04 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $50 MM n/a
Orangeburg 04 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,444 $0
Orangeburg 04 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,057 $0
Orangeburg 04 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 Cope Area Career Center (6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Carver Edisto Middle School (4.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Edisto Primary (1.4 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Cordova Edisto Primary
    3239 Cordova Rd
    Cordova , SC , 29039
    (803)536-4782
    1.4  mi  |  737  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Cordova Edisto Elementary School
    136 Woodolive Ln
    Cordova , SC , 29039
    (803)531-7646
    2  mi  |  592  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Orangeburg Rivelon Elementary School
    350 Thomas B. Eklund Circle
    Orangeburg , SC , 29115
    (803)534-2949
    3.1  mi  |  245  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Cordova Carver Edisto Middle School
    2018 Carver School Rd
    Cordova , SC , 29039
    (803)534-3554
    4.9  mi  |  578  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Orangeburg Mellichamp Elementary School
    350 Murray Rd
    Orangeburg , SC , 29115
    (803)534-8044
    5.1  mi  |  325  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Did You Know?
Orangeburg 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 0.38, which is lower than the South Carolina average of 0.7. The most diverse school district in Orangeburg County is Felton Lab School Sc H24 School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in South Carolina or national school diversity statistics.