Emerald High School

  • Emerald High School serves 904 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the South Carolina state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Emerald High School's student population of 904 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students904 students
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Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Emerald High School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Emerald High School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#481 out of 1,130 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
8%
9%
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Black
38%
34%
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White
53%
51%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Emerald High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.570.43
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Graduation Rate
82%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
64%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Emerald High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGreenwood 50 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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