Buford High School

  • Buford High School serves 604 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Buford High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

Top Placements

Buford High School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Buford High School's student population of 604 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students604 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Buford High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Buford High School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#172 out of 1142 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
9%
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Black
9%
34%
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White
88%
51%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.220.62
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Graduation Rate85-89%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
63%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLancaster 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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