Philip Simmons High School

3080 River Village Drive
Charleston, SC 29492
9/
10
Top 20%
Serving 731 students in grades 9-12, Philip Simmons High School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 731 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • : 90-94% (Top 20% in SC)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • : 90-94% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Philip Simmons High School's student population of 731 students has grown by 87% over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 56% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
731 students
This chart display total students of Philip Simmons High School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Philip Simmons High School
Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Philip Simmons High School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Philip Simmons High School by grade.

School Rankings

Philip Simmons High School ranks within the top 20% of all 1,095 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Philip Simmons High School is 0.51, 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
This School
State Level (SC)
#192 out of 1095 schools
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Philip Simmons High School, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
40-44%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Philip Simmons High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
90-94%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Philip Simmons High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Philip Simmons High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
6%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Philip Simmons High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
23%
32%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Philip Simmons High School and the percentage of Black public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
66%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Philip Simmons High School and the percentage of White public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Philip Simmons High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Philip Simmons High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
0.51
This chart display the diversity score of Philip Simmons High School and the public school average diversity score of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
90-94%
85%
This chart display graduation rate of Philip Simmons High School and public school graduation rate of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
60%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Philip Simmons High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Philip Simmons High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
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 Philip Simmons High School's ranking?
Philip Simmons High School is ranked #192 out of 1,095 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina.
What schools are Philip Simmons High School often compared to?
Philip Simmons High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Hanahan High School, Cane Bay High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 90-94% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).
What is the graduation rate of Philip Simmons High School?
The graduation rate of Philip Simmons High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 85%.
How many students attend Philip Simmons High School?
731 students attend Philip Simmons High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
66% of Philip Simmons High School students are White, 23% of students are Black, 6% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Philip Simmons High School?
Philip Simmons High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Philip Simmons High School offer ?
Philip Simmons High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Philip Simmons High School part of?
Philip Simmons High School is part of Berkeley 01 School District.

School Reviews

Review Philip Simmons High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Unlocking Academic Excellence: A Guide to Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Unlocking Academic Excellence: A Guide to Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Discover how AP courses empower students to pursue college-level studies, earn college credits, and stand out in the competitive admissions landscape.
Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support Strategies
Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support Strategies
This comprehensive article explores the complex nature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, providing insights into its symptoms, diagnosis process, and effective support strategies. From recognizing early signs to navigating the diagnostic journey, parents will gain valuable knowledge to help their child thrive. Expert insights, real-life examples, and practical tips empower readers to create a supportive environment that meets the unique needs of children with ADHD.
Teaching in Contemporary Times
March 04, 2024
Teaching in Contemporary Times
We explore why individuals choose teaching, illuminating intrinsic motivations, the influence of role models, the pursuit of lifelong learning, and the aspiration to impact society.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 731 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • : 90-94% (Top 20%)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • : 90-94% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Related School Videos

Quick Links