Sumter High School serves 2,318 students in grades 9-12.
Sumter High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 2,318 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
- Minority Enrollment: 67%
- Graduation Rate: 82% (Btm 50% in SC)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 20-24% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 65-69% (Top 20%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education
Sumter High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Sumter High School's student population of 2,318 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 119 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Sumter High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,095 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Sumter High School is 0.53, 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
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#549 out of 1095 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sumter High School's ranking?
Sumter High School is ranked #549 out of 1,095 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in South Carolina.
What schools are Sumter High School often compared to?
Sumter High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lakewood High School, Crestwood High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).
What is the graduation rate of Sumter High School?
The graduation rate of Sumter High School is 82%, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 85%.
How many students attend Sumter High School?
2,318 students attend Sumter High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Sumter High School students are Black, 33% of students are White, 4% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sumter High School?
Sumter High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Sumter High School offer ?
Sumter High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Sumter High School part of?
Sumter High School is part of Sumter 01 School District.
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