6671 St. Andrews Road
Columbia, SC 29212
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Irmo High School serves 1,216 students in grades 9-12.
Irmo High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is lower 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 65% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,216 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 50% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Irmo High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Irmo High School's student population of 1,216 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 101 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,216 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
101 teachers
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School Rankings

Irmo High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Irmo High School is 0.59, 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
#469 out of 1149 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
11%
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Black
59%
33%
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White
25%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Graduation Rate
85%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
7%
4%
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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 is Irmo High School's ranking?

Irmo High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

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

39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

What is the graduation rate of Irmo High School?

The graduation rate of Irmo High School is 85%, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 84%.

How many students attend Irmo High School?

1,216 students attend Irmo High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

59% of Irmo High School students are Black, 25% of students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

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

Irmo High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Irmo High School offer ?

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

School Reviews

2   1/17/2011
The teachers are a pack of biased burnouts who all need to be fired. They care nothing about educating the students; they just keep passing people to get them out of the system. Horrible, horrible school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - doubl

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,216 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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