J. L. Mann High Academy

3.67 5 1 (3 reviews)
160 Fairforest Way
Greenville, SC 29607
(School attendance zone shown in map)
J. L. Mann High Academy serves 1,905 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 64% (which is higher 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 83% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
J. L. Mann High Academy placed in the top 10% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

J. L. Mann High Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

J. L. Mann High Academy's student population of 1,905 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 106 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,905 students
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Total Classroom Teachers106 teachers
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School Comparison

J. L. Mann High Academy is ranked within the top 10% 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 J. L. Mann High Academy 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
#107 out of 1142 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
9%
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Black
26%
34%
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White
56%
51%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.610.62
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Graduation Rate
86%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGreenville 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to J. L. Mann High Academy is Washington Center (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School (1.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Greenville Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School Magnet School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,036 student
    1.3 miles
    700 Millennium Boulevard
    Greenville, SC 29607
    (864) 452-0800
    1.3 6-8 1,036
  • Greenville Sara Collins Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 877 students
    1.7 miles
    1200 Parkins Mill Road
    Greenville, SC 29607
    (864) 355-3200
    1.7 K-5 877
  • Greenville Washington Center Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 129 students
    1.8 miles
    2 Betty Spencer Drive
    Greenville, SC 29607
    (864) 355-0250
    1.8 PK-12 129
  • Greenville Beck Academy Magnet School
    Grades: 6-8 | 943 students
    2.3 miles
    901 Woodruff Road
    Greenville, SC 29607
    (864) 355-1400
    2.3 6-8 943
  • Greenville Greenville Technical Charter High School Charter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 431 students
    2.6 miles
    506 Pleasantburg Drive Buildin
    Greenville, SC 29607
    (864) 250-8949
    2.6 9-12 431

School Reviews

  3.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
1  
This is the worst school ever. Administration is horrible, they worry more about stopping kids joining the bathroom but not the safety of their students.
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5  
J.L. Mann high-school is not perfect by any means; however, relative to the other public high-schools in the area it is superior. J.L. Mann is an extremely competitive learning environment for a public 5A high-school. Compared to other local schools, Mann students have higher GPAs and at the top 10% of each class. A tenth of a GPA point can be the difference in being in the top ten and being 50th in the class. All high-schools have some bad teachers, but Mann has only a few. Besides academics there are also sports at Mann. Mann is a very competitive high-school at almost all sports with the exception being football. The football team had a perfect losing record in the 2018 fall season; however, most of the other sports teams either have state titles or are in the top couple in the state.
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5  
I went to a student orientation yesterday, and was told the drop-out rate was 75 % last year rather than the reported 96%. The school seems to be trying to do the best it can in a tough environment, which is too top-heavy with administrative costs. To improve drop-out rates, J. L. Mann has a program, the Power of M, to isolate incoming students who fail two or more courses with special after-school training, which includes transportation from school.
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