150 Blue Flame Drive
Pickens, SC 29671
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Pickens High School serves 1,272 students in grades 9-12.
Pickens High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (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 62% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,272 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Pickens High School's student population of 1,272 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,272 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
77 teachers
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School Rankings

Pickens High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Pickens High School is 0.17, 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
#352 out of 1149 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
2%
33%
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White
91%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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Graduation Rate
83%
84%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
3%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,272 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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