5058 Highway 76 West
Laurens, SC 29360
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Laurens District 55 High School serves 1,519 students in grades 9-12.
Laurens District 55 High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is higher 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 74% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Laurens District 55 High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

Laurens District 55 High School's student population of 1,519 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,519 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
96 teachers
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School Rankings

Laurens District 55 High School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Laurens District 55 High School is 0.56, 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 Data
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State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#78 out of 1149 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
10%
9%
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Black
29%
34%
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White
59%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Graduation Rate
80%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
7%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,519 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80% (Btm 50% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56 (Top 50%)

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