3080 River Village Drive
Charleston, SC 29492
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Philip Simmons High School serves 217 students in grades 9-10.
Philip Simmons High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (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 70-74% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 9-10
Total Students
217 students
Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Philip Simmons High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Philip Simmons High School is 0.58, 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.
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State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#173 out of 1149 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Philip Simmons High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
15:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Hispanic
5%
9%
Black
40%
34%
White
51%
51%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score
0.58
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
62%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-10
  • Students: 217 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.58

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