Laurens District 55 High School

  • Laurens District 55 High School serves 1,629 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 54% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Laurens District 55 High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Laurens District 55 High School's student population of 1,629 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 98 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,629 students
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Total Classroom Teachers98 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Laurens District 55 High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Laurens District 55 High School is 0.55, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#302 out of 1142 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Hispanic
9%
9%
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Black
30%
34%
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White
60%
51%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Laurens District 55 High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.550.62
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Graduation Rate
81%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
64%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLaurens 55 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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