Laurens District 55 High School

  • Laurens District 55 High School serves 1,661 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Laurens District 55 High School operates within the Laurens 55 School District.
  • Laurens 55 School District's 60% graduation rate is lower than the SC state average of 67%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1661 students has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 94 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,661 students
Laurens District 55 High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Laurens District 55 High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers94 teachers
Laurens District 55 High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeLaurens District 55 High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
Laurens District 55 High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Hispanic
7%
8%
Laurens District 55 High School Black Students (1997-2015)
Black
30%
35%
Laurens District 55 High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
62%
52%
Laurens District 55 High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Laurens District 55 High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsLaurens District 55 High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownSC 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.
0.530.61
Laurens District 55 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.
51%
50%
Laurens District 55 High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2015)
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%
5%
Laurens District 55 High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Laurens 55 School District's student population of 6,082 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 96% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,227 in this district is less than the state average of $9,366. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,624 is less than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameLaurens 55 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
6
Number of Students Managed6,0823,454
Laurens 55 School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate60%67%
Laurens 55 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue$54 MM$38 MM
Laurens 55 School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$57 MM$39 MM
Laurens 55 School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$9,227$9,366
Laurens 55 School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$9,624$9,666
Laurens 55 School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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