Summerville High School

3.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
1101 Boone Hill Road
Summerville, SC 29483
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Summerville High School serves 3,077 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher 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 84% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Summerville High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Summerville High School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

Summerville High School's student population of 3,077 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 169 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,077 students
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Total Classroom Teachers169 teachers
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School Comparison

Summerville High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 diversity score of Summerville High School is 0.56, 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 Testing Rank
#166 out of 1142 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
9%
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Black
28%
34%
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White
60%
51%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.560.62
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Graduation Rate
87%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDorchester 02 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Summerville High School is Ashley Ridge High School (3.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Gregg Middle School (0.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My grandson is fortunate enough to be enrolled at SHS and from the tenth grade he was taking college-prep classes which will enable him to graduate fom the 12th grade with an Assciates Degress. He has had encouragement from the teachers and counselors since he started there in the 9th grade and enjoys his classes and teachers. Because of the encouragement and closeness of the faculty he has succeeded in attaining becoming a member of both the football and baseball teams and participated in programs at Charleston Southern University. He is alo a member of the National Honor Society. Counselors meet with students to assist in planning their goals of the future and it is on course up to the students as to whether they wish to succeed. Teachers cannot make a student pass or fail - it is up to the individual to seek help when they need it.
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The school is ridiculously dirty and over-populated. The teachers have ZERO respect for the students which in turn makes the students have no respect for the teachers. Since moving here I have noticed that the majority of kids I came to know have dropped out all together. Its sad when you think about it; having a 67% graduation rate? That's close to half the students never finishing high school. Honestly I regret begging my parents to come to this school. You can get a much better education at Ashley Ridge or Colleton County. Don't come to Summerville HS.
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