Explanation of Types of Public Schools in North Carolina

Note: All of the school types below are public schools, in that they are funded primarily through public tax dollars.

  • Regular School: a public school that students are assigned to attend because they live in the school's attendance area or attendance zone. Such schools are sometimes called “zoned schools,” “neighborhood schools” or “ZIP code schools,” and are normally only open for enrollment to students from a predetermined set of neighborhoods or ZIP codes. Regular schools are by far the most common type of school in the Charlotte area.
  • Charter School: a tuition-free, public school created on the basis of a license or “charter” made with the State Board of Education. Charter schools typically have greater freedom than traditional public schools in personnel policies, curriculum and teaching philosophy. In return, they must make a commitment to meet state standards of accountability. Charter schools are also normally open to students from counties and towns outside of where they are located. Enrollment decisions at charter schools are often lottery-based, with special consideration given to siblings of currently enrolled students.

Student Growth Index Explained

The Student Growth Index of a school is meant to measure how well the school has been growing student learning over time (i.e., years). North Carolina's public schools receive web-based reporting through the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS is meant to offer an objective way to measure student progress and the value schools add to students' educational attainment. EVAAS is a statistical analysis of North Carolina state assessment data, and the system provides NC schools with growth data to consider, in addition to achievement data.

If a school has a Student Growth Index of between -2.0 and 2.0, the school is deemed to have "met growth", (i.e., met its average projected growth target). A school with a Student Growth Index of less than -2.0 is considered to have "not met growth". Finally, a school with an index of greater than 2.0 is deemed to have "exceeded growth".

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Lamar High School

Lamar, SC


Lamar High School
216 North Darlington Avenue
Lamar, SC  29069
Phone: 843-326-7500
Darlington County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 2 out of 10 stars
2

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 279
Type: Regular School    
Lamar High School

Lamar High School


Metro Area Ranking

#9
Metro Area High School Ranking: Lamar High School is ranked #9 out of 11 of the best high schools in Florence and surrounding areas (18th percentile). Cick the link to see all 11 high schools.


State Ranking

#169
Statewide High School Ranking: Lamar High School is ranked #169 out of 217 of the best high schools in South Carolina (22nd percentile). Click the link to see all 217 high schools.


Overall, Lamar High School is a 2-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Darlington County, SC. Lamar High School has an enrollment of approximately 279 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.
Graduation Rate
 > 95% - Lamar High School
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools
 > 95% - Lamar High School
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools




South Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 13.9 24th 16.7
Math 17 35th 18.4
Reading 15.6 22nd 18.5
Science 16.6 30th 18.5
Writing 12 19th 15.4

The ACT, a college readiness assessment, was given to every South Carolina 11th grader in 2016 with the exception of those eligible for alternate assessments. The ACT scores range from 0 to 36. State averages for ACT data are based on regular public schools and do not include private schools in the state. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Lamar High stack up against those of other high schools in South Carolina.


End-of-Course Tests

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 1 71.2 79.8
Algebra 1 79.3 81.9
Biology 1 78.6 81.6


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 79% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)
 79% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 5% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)
 5% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)

Teacher Absentee Rate

 2% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 2% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)

SCPass data is based on the 2015-2016 school year from the South Carolina Department of Education. If you're looking for the school report card for Lamar High School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Lamar High School's school report card data for you to see on one page.


Rankings for schools were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Spaulding Elementary School 3 0.6 miles Lamar, SC Regular 3-5
Spaulding Middle School 5 0.9 miles Lamar, SC Regular 6-8
Timmonsville High School 1 7.6 miles Timmonsville, SC Regular 9-12
Lee Central Middle School 1 9.3 miles Bishopville, SC Regular 6-8
Darlington Middle School 4 11.3 miles Darlington, SC Regular 6-8
Lower Lee Elementary School 1 11.7 miles Mayesville, SC Regular PK-5
John W. Moore Middle School 7 11.9 miles Florence, SC Regular 5-6
Lucy T. Davis Elementary School 7 11.9 miles Florence, SC Regular K-4
Hartsville Middle School 7 12.0 miles Hartsville, SC Regular 6-8
Brockington Elementary School 5 12.5 miles Darlington, SC Regular 3-5
Henry L. Sneed Middle School 5 12.8 miles Florence, SC Regular 7-8
Savannah Grove Elementary School 3 13.1 miles Effingham, SC Regular K-6
Washington St Elementary School 2 13.2 miles Hartsville, SC Regular 1-3
West Florence High School 7 13.2 miles Florence, SC Regular 9-12
Delmae Elementary School 7 13.4 miles Florence, SC Regular K-4
Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology 9 13.5 miles Darlington, SC Regular 9-12
Carolina Elementary School 10 13.6 miles Hartsville, SC Regular 1-5
Brunson-Dargan Elementary School 2 13.7 miles Darlington, SC Regular 3-5
West Hartsville Elementary School 2 13.7 miles Hartsville, SC Regular 4-5
St Johns Elementary School 4 13.7 miles Darlington, SC Regular PK-5