Great Falls High School

  • Great Falls High School serves 368 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Great Falls High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Great Falls High School's student population of 368 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students368 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Great Falls High School
Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Great Falls High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Great Falls High School is 0.53, 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 Testing Rank#955 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
1%
9%
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Black
34%
34%
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White
60%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Great Falls High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.530.62
This chart display the diversity score of Great Falls High School and the public school average diversity score of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate80-89%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Great Falls High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Great Falls High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChester 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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