5058 Highway 76 West
Laurens, SC 29360
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Laurens District 55 High School serves 1,485 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 14:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,485 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80% (Btm 50% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Laurens District 55 High School's student population of 1,485 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 107 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,485 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
107 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 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
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
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
14%
11%
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Black
27%
33%
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White
55%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Graduation Rate
80%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
7%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Laurens District 55 High School's ranking?

Laurens District 55 High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

75-79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

What is the graduation rate of Laurens District 55 High School?

The graduation rate of Laurens District 55 High School is 80%, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 84%.

How many students attend Laurens District 55 High School?

1,485 students attend Laurens District 55 High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

55% of Laurens District 55 High School students are White, 27% of students are Black, 14% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Laurens District 55 High School?

Laurens District 55 High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Laurens District 55 High School offer ?

Laurens District 55 High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,485 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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