Palmetto High School

804 North Hamilton Street
Williamston, SC 29697
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Palmetto High School serves 985 students in grades 9-12.
Palmetto High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 985 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 20% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Palmetto High School's student population of 985 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
985 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
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School Rankings

Palmetto High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,095 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Palmetto High School is 0.39, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#41 out of 1095 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
13%
12%
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Black
6%
32%
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White
77%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.39
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Graduation Rate
92%
85%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Palmetto High School's ranking?
Palmetto High School is ranked #41 out of 1,095 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in South Carolina.
What schools are Palmetto High School often compared to?
Palmetto High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Wren High School, Powdersville High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
75-79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 75-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).
What is the graduation rate of Palmetto High School?
The graduation rate of Palmetto High School is 92%, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 85%.
How many students attend Palmetto High School?
985 students attend Palmetto High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of Palmetto High School students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Black, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Palmetto High School?
Palmetto High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Palmetto High School offer ?
Palmetto High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Palmetto High School part of?
Palmetto High School is part of Anderson 01 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 985 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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