Summerville High School

  • Summerville High School serves 3,046 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 68% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Summerville High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

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 3,046 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 159 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,046 students
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Total Classroom Teachers159 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Summerville High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Summerville High School is 0.54, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#83 out of 1142 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
6%
9%
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Black
28%
34%
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White
62%
51%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Summerville High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.540.62
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Graduation Rate
84%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
64%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDorchester 02 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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  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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