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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Laurens Dist 55 High School

Laurens, SC


Laurens Dist 55 High School
5058 Highway 76 West
Laurens, SC  29360
Phone: 864-682-3151
Laurens County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 3 out of 10 stars
3

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 1,640
Type: Regular School    
Laurens Dist 55 High School

Laurens Dist 55 High School


Metro Area Ranking

#29
Metro Area High School Ranking: Laurens Dist 55 High School is ranked #29 out of 32 of the best high schools in Greenville and surrounding areas (9th percentile). Cick the link to see all 32 high schools.


State Ranking

#166
Statewide High School Ranking: Laurens Dist 55 High School is ranked #166 out of 217 of the best high schools in South Carolina (24th percentile). Click the link to see all 217 high schools.


Overall, Laurens Dist 55 High School is a 3-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Laurens County, SC. Laurens Dist 55 High School has an enrollment of approximately 1,640 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.
Graduation Rate
 85% - Laurens Dist 55 High School
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools
 85% - Laurens Dist 55 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 14.2 27th 16.7
Math 16.9 34th 18.4
Reading 16.3 29th 18.5
Science 16.7 32nd 18.5
Writing 12.5 24th 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 Laurens Dist 55 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 73 79.8
Algebra 1 75.7 81.9
Biology 1 76.5 81.6


Average SAT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
Reading 459
Math 469
Composite Score 928
SAT Participation Rate 37 %

Laurens Dist 55 High had an average SAT score of 928 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #108 out of 213 SC high schools (49th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of South Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Laurens Dist 55 High was 37% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in South Carolina.


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 60% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)
 60% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 6% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)
 6% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)

Teacher Absentee Rate

 4% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 4% - 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 Laurens Dist 55 High School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Laurens Dist 55 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
Laurens Middle School 4 1.7 miles Laurens, SC Regular 6-8
Laurens Elementary School 5 1.7 miles Laurens, SC Regular PK-5
E B Morse Elementary School 3 1.8 miles Laurens, SC Regular PK-5
Sanders Middle School 4 3.5 miles Laurens, SC Regular 6-8
Ford Elementary School 1 4.1 miles Laurens, SC Regular PK-5
Hickory Tavern Elementary/Middle 6 6.9 miles Gray Court, SC Regular PK-8
Gray Court-Owings Elementary/Middle 4 8.6 miles Gray Court , SC Regular PK-8
Waterloo Elementary School 7 9.3 miles Waterloo, SC Regular PK-5
Ware Shoals Primary School 4 10.8 miles Ware Shoals, SC Regular PK-4
Clinton Elementary School 4 11.0 miles Clinton, SC Regular K-5
Clinton Middle School 4 11.6 miles Clinton, SC Regular 6-8
Clinton High School 4 12.2 miles Clinton, SC Regular 9-12
Eastside Elementary School 5 12.3 miles Clinton, SC Regular K-5
Ware Shoals High School 5 12.5 miles Ware Shoals, SC Regular 9-12
Ware Shoals Elementary Middle 6 13.1 miles Ware Shoals, SC Regular 5-8
Fountain Inn Elementary School 5 15.4 miles Fountain Inn, SC Regular PK-5
Woodruff High School 8 15.9 miles Woodruff, SC Regular 9-12
Woodruff Elementary School 9 15.9 miles Woodruff, SC Regular 3-5
Joanna-Woodson Elementary School 3 16.0 miles Joanna, SC Regular K-5
Fork Shoals School 7 16.0 miles Pelzer, SC Regular K-5