Pickens 01 School District

1348 Griffin Mill Road
Easley, SC 29640
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Pickens 01 School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in South Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 24 public schools serving 15,689 students in Pickens 01 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina.
Public Schools in Pickens 01 School District have an average math proficiency score of 53% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the South Carolina public school average of 51% (majority Black).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (SC)
# Schools
24 Schools
1,280 Schools
# Students
15,689 Students
766,302 Students
# Teachers
993 Teachers
52,099 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Pickens 01 School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 82 school districts in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 88% has increased from 82% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (SC)
Overall District Rank
#16 out of 85 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Pickens 01  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
42%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pickens 01  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of SC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pickens 01  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
(19-20)
88%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Pickens 01  School District and public school graduation rate of SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.40
0.65
# American Indian Students
13 Students
2,263 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
198 Students
12,871 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
1,404 Students
87,155 Students
% Hispanic Students
9%
11%
# Black Students
1,081 Students
250,168 Students
% Black Students
7%
33%
# White Students
12,045 Students
373,848 Students
% White Students
77%
49%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
984 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
947 Students
38,764 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
492
20,837
# Students in K Grade:
1,126
51,543
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,131
55,077
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,114
54,901
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,187
55,934
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,147
56,543
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,099
57,229
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,070
60,742
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,300
62,102
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,235
62,612
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,365
66,199
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,288
59,504
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,073
52,853
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,062
50,226
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,621 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,941. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,599 is less than the state median of $11,103. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (SC)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$182 MM
$46 MM
This chart display total revenue of Pickens 01  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$166 MM
$42 MM
This chart display total spending of Pickens 01  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,621
$11,941
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Pickens 01  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,599
$11,103
This chart display average spending per public school student in Pickens 01  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Pickens 01 School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
D. W. Daniel High School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
140 Blue And Gold Boulevard
Central, SC 29630
(864) 397-2900
Grades: 9-12
| 1,149 students
Rank: #22.
Clemson Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
581 Berkeley Drive
Clemson, SC 29631
(864) 397-1500
Grades: PK-5
| 726 students
Rank: #33.
Easley High School
Math: 61% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
154 Green Wave Boulevard
Easley, SC 29642
(864) 397-3100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,710 students
Rank: #44.
Ambler Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
838 Ambler School Road
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 397-1200
Grades: PK-5
| 356 students
Rank: #55.
Forest Acres Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
401 Mcalister Road
Easley, SC 29642
(864) 397-1800
Grades: PK-5
| 720 students
Rank: #66.
East End Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
505 East Second Avenue
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 397-1700
Grades: PK-5
| 590 students
Rank: #77.
Six Mile Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
777 North Main Street
Six Mile, SC 29682
(864) 397-2400
Grades: PK-5
| 466 students
Rank: #88.
R. C. Edwards Middle School
Math: 61% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1157 Madden Bridge Road
Central, SC 29630
(864) 397-4200
Grades: 6-8
| 840 students
Rank: #99.
Dacusville Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
200 Cherokee Trail
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 397-2800
Grades: PK-5
| 521 students
Rank: #1010.
Pickens High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
150 Blue Flame Drive
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 397-3600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,272 students
Rank: #1111.
Hagood Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
435 Sparks Lane
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 397-1900
Grades: PK-5
| 484 students
Rank: #1212.
West End Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
314 Pelzer Highway
Easley, SC 29642
(864) 397-2500
Grades: PK-5
| 592 students
Rank: #1313.
Liberty High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
124 Red Devil Drive
Liberty, SC 29657
(864) 397-2600
Grades: 9-12
| 657 students
Rank: #1414.
Crosswell Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
161 School Road
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 397-1600
Grades: PK-5
| 452 students
Rank: #1515.
Central Academy Of The Arts
Math: 50% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
608 Johnson Road
Central, SC 29630
(864) 397-1400
Grades: PK-5
| 402 students
Rank: #1616.
Dacusville Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
899 Thomas Mill Road
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 397-3525
Grades: 6-8
| 323 students
Rank: #1717.
Liberty Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
251 North Hillcrest Street
Liberty, SC 29657
(864) 397-2100
Grades: 3-5
| 437 students
Rank: #1818.
Liberty Primary
Math: 52% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
940 Chastain Road
Liberty, SC 29657
(864) 397-4800
Grades: PK-2
| 614 students
Rank: #1919.
Pickens Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
567 Hampton Avenue
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 397-2300
Grades: PK-5
| 505 students
Rank: #2020.
Richard H. Gettys Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
510 South Pendleton Street
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 397-3900
Grades: 6-8
| 1,313 students
Rank: #2121.
Mckissick Academy Of Science And Technology
Math: 50% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
156 Mckissick Road
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 397-2200
Grades: PK-5
| 431 students
Rank: #2222.
Pickens Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
140 Torch Lane
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 397-4100
Grades: 6-8
| 613 students
Rank: #2323.
Liberty Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
125 Falcon Lane
Liberty, SC 29657
(864) 397-3400
Grades: 6-8
| 516 students
Rank: n/an/a
Pickens County Career And Technology Center
Vocational School
990 Chastain Road
Liberty, SC 29657
(864) 397-4500
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 24 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 15,689 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Top 50% in SC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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