Pickens High School

  • Pickens High School serves 1,371 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Pickens High School operates within the Pickens 01 School District.
  • Pickens 01 School District's 66% graduation rate is lower than the SC state average of 67%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1371 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,371 students
Pickens High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Pickens High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers77 teachers
Pickens High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradePickens High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
Pickens High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Hispanic
1%
8%
Pickens High School Black Students (2001-2015)
Black
3%
35%
Pickens High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
94%
52%
Pickens High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Pickens High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsPickens High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownSC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.120.61
Pickens High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
30%
50%
Pickens High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
5%
Pickens High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Pickens 01 School District's student population of 16,619 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 66% has decreased from 95% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,316 is higher than the state average of $9,366. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,931 is higher than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has grown by 21% over four years.
School District NamePickens 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
6
Number of Students Managed16,6193,454
Pickens 01 School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate66%67%
Pickens 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue$173 MM$38 MM
Pickens 01 School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$200 MM$39 MM
Pickens 01 School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$10,316$9,366
Pickens 01 School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$11,931$9,666
Pickens 01 School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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  • PickensHagood Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 321 students
    0.7 miles
    435 Sparks Lane
    PickensSC 29671
    (864)397-1900
    0.7PK-5321
  • PickensPickens Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 682 students
    0.7 miles
    140 Torch Lane
    PickensSC 29671
    (864)397-4100
    0.76-8682
  • PickensPickens Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 460 students
    0.8 miles
    567 Hampton Avenue
    PickensSC 29671
    (864)397-2300
    0.8PK-5460
  • PickensYouth Leadership Academy CharterCharter School
    Grades: 6-8 | 121 students
    3.3 miles
    698 Concord Church Road
    PickensSC 29671
    (864)878-1103
    3.36-8121
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    Grades: 9-12
    3.7 miles
    990 Chastain Road
    LibertySC 29657
    (864)397-4500
    3.79-12n/a

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