Gaffney High School

  • Gaffney High School serves 2,024 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to 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%.
  • Gaffney High School operates within the Cherokee 01 School District.
  • Cherokee 01 School District's 67% graduation rate is higher than the SC state average of 66%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2024 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 123 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,024 students
Gaffney High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Gaffney High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 123 teachers
Gaffney High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Gaffney High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Gaffney High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
n/a
1%
Gaffney High School Asian Students (1994-2014)
Hispanic
7%
8%
Gaffney High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
29%
35%
Gaffney High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
63%
52%
Gaffney High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Gaffney High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Gaffney High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Gaffney High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.42
Gaffney High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
58%
50%
Gaffney High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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.
8%
6%
Gaffney High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Cherokee 01 School District's student population of 9,104 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 96% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,626 in this district is less than the state average of $11,413. The district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,661 is less than the state average of $10,999. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Cherokee 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
6
Number of Students Managed 9,104 3,454
Cherokee 01 School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 67% 66%
Cherokee 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $97 MM $39 MM
Cherokee 01 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $88 MM $38 MM
Cherokee 01 School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,626 $11,413
Cherokee 01 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,661 $10,999
Cherokee 01 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • GaffneyGranard Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 578 students
    0.6 miles
    815 West Rutledge Avenue
    GaffneySC 29341
    (864)206-2302
    0.66-8578
  • GaffneyB. D. Lee Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 327 students
    1.1 miles
    401 Overbrook Drive
    GaffneySC 29341
    (864)489-5748
    1.1PK-5327
  • GaffneyLimestone-central Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 448 students
    1.6 miles
    727 Pacolet Highway
    GaffneySC 29340
    (864)206-6620
    1.6PK-5448
  • GaffneyGaffney Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 621 students
    2 miles
    805 East Frederick Street
    GaffneySC 29340
    (864)902-3630
    26-8621
  • GaffneyMary Bramlett Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 313 students
    2.4 miles
    301 Spruce Street
    GaffneySC 29340
    (864)489-2831
    2.4PK-5313

School Reviews

2  11/16/2015
Well, if the fact that there is only a 67% graduation rate should say it all, and yet thats higher than state average. wow......I have never been impressed with the school at all. They seem to have every statistic posted here except the ratio of bullys to students. Bullying is a huge problem, and they do not address it. Football is more important than classes by far. Parents who actually want to be involved in their childs education are ignored.
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