4290 Tabernacle Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Buford High School serves 546 students in grades 9-12.
Buford High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 546 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-84% (Btm 50% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Buford High School's student population of 546 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
546 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Buford High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Buford High School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#235 out of 1149 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
7%
33%
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White
87%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Graduation Rate
80-84%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

What is the graduation rate of Buford High School?

The graduation rate of Buford High School is 80-84%, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 84%.

How many students attend Buford High School?

546 students attend Buford High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

87% of Buford High School students are White, 7% of students are Black, 4% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Buford High School?

Buford High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Buford High School offer ?

Buford High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

School Reviews

1   9/15/2020
Small school, subpar teachers, good environment unless you're a minority.
- Posted by Parent - N/a
5   8/22/2011
Small school, wonderful teachers, wonderful environment!!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - jennk

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 546 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-84% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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