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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Palmetto High School

Williamston, SC


Palmetto High School
804 North Hamilton Street
Williamston, SC  29697
Phone: 864-847-7311
Anderson County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 6 out of 10 stars
6

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 1,034
Type: Regular School    
Palmetto High School

Palmetto High School


Metro Area Ranking

#24
Metro Area High School Ranking: Palmetto High School is ranked #24 out of 32 of the best high schools in Greenville and surrounding areas (25th percentile). Cick the link to see all 32 high schools.


State Ranking

#100
Statewide High School Ranking: Palmetto High School is ranked #100 out of 217 of the best high schools in South Carolina (54th percentile). Click the link to see all 217 high schools.


Overall, Palmetto High School is a 6-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Anderson County, SC. Palmetto High School has an enrollment of approximately 1,034 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.
Graduation Rate
 86% - Palmetto High School
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools
 86% - Palmetto 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 16.3 49th 16.7
Math 17.9 48th 18.4
Reading 18.2 50th 18.5
Science 18.2 51st 18.5
Writing 14.2 41st 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 Palmetto 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 76.5 79.8
Algebra 1 74.5 81.9
Biology 1 81.5 81.6


Average SAT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
Reading 469
Math 465
Composite Score 934
SAT Participation Rate 28 %

Palmetto High had an average SAT score of 934 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #102 out of 213 SC high schools (52nd percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of South Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Palmetto High was 28% 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

 54% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)
 54% - 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

 5% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 5% - 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 Palmetto High School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Palmetto 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
Palmetto Middle School 8 0.1 miles Williamston, SC Regular 6-8
Palmetto Elementary School 6 0.3 miles Williamston, SC Regular PK-5
West Pelzer Elementary School 6 1.0 miles West Pelzer, SC Regular PK-5
Cedar Grove Elementary School 9 2.9 miles Williamston, SC Regular PK-5
Ellen Woodside Elementary School 5 5.1 miles Pelzer, SC Regular PK-5
Spearman Elementary School 9 5.3 miles Piedmont, SC Regular PK-5
Woodmont Middle School 4 5.8 miles Piedmont, SC Regular 6-8
Wren Elementary School 9 7.2 miles Piedmont, SC Regular PK-5
Wren High School 9 7.3 miles Piedmont, SC Regular 9-12
Wren Middle School 8 7.3 miles Piedmont, SC Regular 6-8
Sue Cleveland Elementary School 4 7.5 miles Piedmont, SC Regular K-5
Woodmont High School 7 7.8 miles Piedmont, SC Regular 9-12
Belton Elementary School 7 8.1 miles Belton, SC Regular 3-5
Belton Middle School 6 8.4 miles Belton, SC Regular 6-8
North Pointe Elementary School 9 8.9 miles Anderson, SC Regular PK-5
Midway Elementary School of Science and Engineering 9 9.3 miles Anderson, SC Regular K-5
Fork Shoals School 7 9.4 miles Pelzer, SC Regular K-5
Grove Elementary School 2 9.4 miles Piedmont, SC Regular K-5
T L Hanna High School 8 9.5 miles Anderson, SC Regular 9-12
Glenview Middle School 8 9.5 miles Anderson, SC Regular 6-8