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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Calhoun County High School

St. Matthews, SC


Calhoun County High School
150 Saints Avenue
St. Matthews, SC  29135
Phone: 803-874-3071
Calhoun County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 2 out of 10 stars
2

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 460
Type: Regular School    
Calhoun County High School

Calhoun County High School


Metro Area Ranking

#32
Metro Area High School Ranking: Calhoun County High School is ranked #32 out of 38 of the best high schools in Columbia and surrounding areas (16th percentile). Cick the link to see all 38 high schools.


State Ranking

#173
Statewide High School Ranking: Calhoun County High School is ranked #173 out of 222 of the best high schools in South Carolina (22nd percentile). Click the link to see all 222 high schools.


Overall, Calhoun County 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 Calhoun County, SC. Calhoun County High School has an enrollment of approximately 460 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.
Graduation Rate
 92% - Calhoun County High School
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools
 92% - Calhoun County 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 14.9 35th 16.6
Math 15.6 17th 17.8
Reading 15.7 27th 18.0
Science 16.3 26th 18.1
Writing 5.7 39th 5.9

The ACT, a college readiness assessment, was given to every South Carolina 11th grader in 2017 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 Calhoun County 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 62.3 71.4
Algebra 1 65.2 69.4
Biology 1 64.7 75.3


Average SAT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
Reading 507
Math 482
Composite Score 989
SAT Participation Rate 28 %

Calhoun County High had an average SAT score of 989 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #105 out of 216 SC high schools (51st percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of South Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Calhoun County 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

 74% - This School
 66% - State Median (all schools)
 74% - This School
 66% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 6% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 6% - This School
 5% - 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 2016-2017 school year from the South Carolina Department of Education. If you're looking for the school report card for Calhoun County High School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Calhoun County 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
St Matthews K-8 School 4 0.0 miles St. Matthews, SC Regular PK-8
Orngb-Wilkinson High School 1 9.9 miles Orangeburg, SC Regular 9-12
OCSD5 High School for Health Professions 5 10.5 miles Orangeburg, SC Regular 9-12
Marshall Elementary School 4 10.6 miles Orangeburg, SC Regular PK-5
Brookdale Elementary School 1 10.9 miles Orangeburg, SC Regular PK-5
Sheridan Elementary School 1 11.3 miles Orangeburg, SC Regular PK-5
William J Clark Middle School 2 11.6 miles Orangeburg, SC Regular 6-8
Whittaker Elementary School 4 12.0 miles Orangeburg, SC Regular PK-5
Sandy Run School 4 13.1 miles Swansea, SC Regular PK-8
Gadsden Elementary School 2 13.2 miles Gadsden, SC Regular PK-5
Hopkins Middle School 2 15.7 miles Hopkins, SC Regular 6-8
Webber Elementary School 1 16.3 miles Eastover, SC Regular PK-5
Elloree Elementary School 2 16.8 miles Elloree, SC Regular PK-8
Edisto High School 2 17.2 miles Cordova, SC Regular 9-12
Edisto Elementary School 2 17.5 miles Cordova, SC Regular 3-5
Hopkins Elementary School 1 17.5 miles Hopkins, SC Regular PK-5
Swansea High School 2 17.9 miles Swansea, SC Regular 9-12
Bethune-Bowman Elementary School 3 18.0 miles Roweville, SC Regular PK-5
Bethune-Bowman Middle/High School 1 18.0 miles Rowesville, SC Regular 6-12
North Middle/High School 3 18.1 miles North, SC Regular 6-12