Irmo High School

  • Irmo High School serves 1,348 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (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 66% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Irmo High School's student population of 1,348 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 106 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2003)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,348 students
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Total Classroom Teachers106 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Irmo High School is ranked within the top 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 Irmo High School is 0.61, 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#413 out of 1142 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
9%
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Black
53%
34%
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White
33%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.610.62
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Graduation Rate
87%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLexington 05 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Columbia Irmo Middle School Magnet School
    Grades: 6-8 | 885 students
    0.3 miles
    6051 Wescott Road
    Columbia, SC 29212
    (803) 476-3600
    0.3 6-8 885
  • Columbia Crossroads Intermediate Magnet School
    Grades: 6 | 754 students
    0.4 miles
    6949 St. Andrews Road
    Columbia, SC 29212
    (803) 476-8300
    0.4 6 754
  • Columbia Harbison West Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: PK-5 | 646 students
    1.0 miles
    257 Crossbow Drive
    Columbia, SC 29212
    (803) 476-3800
    1.0 PK-5 646
  • Columbia Nursery Road Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: PK-5 | 462 students
    1.2 miles
    6706 Nursery Road
    Columbia, SC 29212
    (803) 476-4300
    1.2 PK-5 462
  • Irmo Irmo Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 566 students
    1.3 miles
    7401 Gibbes Street
    Irmo, SC 29063
    (803) 476-4200
    1.3 PK-5 566

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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.
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