Sumter High School

  • Sumter High School serves 2,348 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 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 61% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Sumter 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 19:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Sumter High School's student population of 2,348 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 125 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,348 students
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Total Classroom Teachers125 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sumter 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 diversity score of Sumter High School is 0.50, 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#476 out of 1142 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
2%
9%
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Black
63%
34%
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White
33%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.500.62
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Graduation Rate
80%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSumter 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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