Strom Thurmond High School

  • Strom Thurmond High School serves 836 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Strom Thurmond High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

School Overview

  • Strom Thurmond High School's student population of 836 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students836 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Strom Thurmond High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Strom Thurmond High School is 0.57, 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.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#481 out of 1142 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
5%
9%
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Black
48%
34%
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White
45%
51%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.570.62
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Graduation Rate
86%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
63%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEdgefield 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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