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South Aiken High School

Principal: Samuel A. Fuller

Phone:
803-641-2600
School Address:
232 East Pine Log Road Aiken, SC 29803
Serving Grades: 9-12
Student Enrollment: 1348

2020-2021 Overall Rating


0 out of 0
School performance is not yet rated based on the criteria to ensure all students meet the Profile of the SC Graduate

Support Status: Standard

Note on missing data: On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education waived federal accountability requirements and granted flexibility in administering assessments due to COVID-19. The results displayed within this report card should not be compared to those of other years due to the testing limitations as a result of the pandemic. In addition, these results may be incomplete and may not be representative of the make-up of the State, district, or school population.

Academic Achievement

Questions about what your child should be learning in school?

This indicator displays the End-of-Course test results for students in the four-year on-time graduation cohort file (includes graduates and non-graduates).

NOTE: Additional Achievement results disaggregated across subgroups can be found in the Download Data section of this website.

Overall Student Performance

End-of-Course Assessment Results in English 1 and Algebra 1

English - Scoring C or Higher

School 72.5%    (214 / 295)
72.5%
District 61.0%    (840 / 1376)
61.0%
State 63.0%    (32277 / 51261)
63.0%

Algebra - Scoring C or Higher

School 59.6%    (177 / 297)
59.6%
District 45.3%    (621 / 1371)
45.3%
State 46.8%    (23433 / 50055)
46.8%


Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Prime instructional time 86.9 N/A

Academic Achievement

Details Student Performance across District and State

End-of-Course Assessment Results in English 1 and Algebra 1

English


FDCBA
Our School 8.8 18.6 28.5 30.5 13.6
FDCBA
Our District 16.1 22.9 26.7 24.5 9.8
FDCBA
Statewide 17.1 19.9 24.9 22.7 15.4

Algebra


FDCBA
Our School 17.5 22.9 26.9 19.5 13.1
FDCBA
Our District 25.2 29.5 25.2 13.1 7.0
FDCBA
Statewide 28.8 24.4 20.8 13.9 12.2

Academic Achievement

Participation Rate by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Homeless 62.5 89.8 87.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Foster Data N/A 91.7 82.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Military Connected 100.0 96.8 85.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Migrant Data N/A 100.0 94.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Female 84.8 95.9 87.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Male 90.9 95.6 88.0
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 86.9 96.2 90.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 89.6 95.5 86.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 89.4 96.0 88.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled 74.2 93.9 86.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
English Learner 86.4 97.4 93.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 87.1 96.0 90.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Hispanic 84.8 96.9 91.0
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
American Indian 100.0 94.6 88.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander 62.5 94.6 90.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American 92.8 95.1 83.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 88.0 95.7 87.9

Note on missing data: On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education waived federal accountability requirements and granted flexibility in administering assessments due to COVID-19. The results displayed within this report card should not be compared to those of other years due to the testing limitations as a result of the pandemic. In addition, these results may be incomplete and may not be representative of the make-up of the State, district, or school population.

Preparing for Success

Questions about what your child should be learning in school?

This indicator displays the End-of-Course test results for students in the four-year on-time graduation cohort file (includes graduates and non-graduates) .

Overall Student Performance

End-of-Course Assessment Results in Biology and US History and the Constitution

Biology - Scoring C or Higher

School 62.6%    (199 / 318)
62.6%
District 53.2%    (743 / 1396)
53.2%
State 50.2%    (25139 / 50073)
50.2%

US History and the Constitution - Scoring C or Higher

School 41.6%    (121 / 291)
41.6%
District 32.9%    (465 / 1415)
32.9%
State 37.7%    (16593 / 44059)
37.7%



Additional Information

High School Civics Exam

  School
  % N
Percentage of students enrolled in a US Government course who score at or above the designated passing score on the civics test 52.6 270

Preparing for Success

Details Student Performance across District and State

End-of-Course Assessment

Biology

Note: Results from alternate assessments were included in the calculations where available.


FDCBA
Our School 18.2 19.2 21.4 19.5 21.7
FDCBA
Our District 26.1 20.7 18.6 18.0 16.7
FDCBA
Statewide 29.9 19.9 17.5 15.5 17.2

US History and the Constitution


FDCBA
Our School 39.5 18.9 16.5 14.4 10.7
FDCBA
Our District 47.0 20.1 15.5 10.2 7.1
FDCBA
Statewide 41.0 21.3 17.0 11.7 8.9

English Learners' Progress

English Learners - EL

The goal is that students who are learning the English language will become proficient in English within at least five years of their initial enrollment in public schools.

Percent of EL Students who met progress toward proficiency target

School 38.9%
38.9%
District 38.7%
38.7%
State 31.7%
31.7%

Percent of EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 38.9
Number of EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 28
Number of EL Students Assessed 72
Number of EL Students in EL Subgroup 100

Graduation Rate

On-Time Graduation Rate

School 92.4%
92.4%
District 90.5%
90.5%
State 83.3%
83.3%

School Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate

2018 2019 2020 2021
School 88.4 92.3 89.3 92.4
District 88.9 91.3 91.2 90.5
State 81.0 81.1 82.2 83.3

Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Annual Dropout Rate 1.2 No change
Dropout Recovery Rate 6.3 Down from 11.8

HDS
ALL STUDENTS 92.4 90.5 83.3
HDS
African American 84.5 87.2 78.1
HDS
Asian Pacific Islander Data N/A 100.0 92.3
HDS
American Indian Data N/A 90.9 77.2
HDS
Hispanic 90.9 92.2 81.2
HDS
Caucasian 96.0 92.3 86.9
HDS
English Learner 86.4 90.2 80.2
HDS
Disabled 64.5 63.0 56.7
HDS
Not Disabled 95.2 94.6 87.4
HDS
Economically Disadvantaged 83.7 84.6 75.5
HDS
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 98.1 96.5 92.7
HDS
Male 89.8 86.9 78.1
HDS
Female 95.2 94.1 88.8
S
Migrant 63.0
HDS
Military Connected Data N/A 86.4 91.4
DS
Foster Data N/A 37.7
HDS
Homeless Data N/A 81.3 61.9

Note on missing data: On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education waived federal accountability requirements and granted flexibility in administering assessments due to COVID-19. The results displayed within this report card should not be compared to those of other years due to the testing limitations as a result of the pandemic. In addition, these results may be incomplete and may not be representative of the make-up of the State, district, or school population.

College and Career Readiness

Students in the graduation cohort who are college OR career ready 80.6%    (275 / 341)
80.6%
Students in the graduation cohort who are college AND career ready 45.5%    (155 / 341)
45.5%
Students in the graduation cohort who are college ready 49.6%    (169 / 341)
49.6%
Students in the graduation cohort who are career ready 76.5%    (261 / 341)
76.5%

Note: The new CCR results (as of 2020) cannot be compared to that of previous years because the cohort of students measured has changed from graduates to all students in the four year on-time graduation cohort (graduates and non graduates).


Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Percentage of Students from prior year graduating class enrolled in a two- or four-year college or technical college pursuing an associates degree, certificate, or diploma in Fall following graduation 49.8 Down from 63.5
Number of students in the graduation cohort who have completed FAFSA forms 182 Down from 209
Percent of students in the graduation cohort completing college applications 77.4 N/A
Percent of students in the graduation cohort eligible for LIFE scholarship 60.7 N/A
Percent of students in the graduation cohort eligible for Palmetto Fellows scholarship 6.7 N/A

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Number
Students enrolled in CTE courses 834
CTE completers 61
Total students earning national or state credential 54
Industry Credentials earned by Career Cluster
(A student may have earned multiple credentials)
Agriculture Food and National Resources 0
Architecture & Construction 0
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications 0
Business Management & Administration 0
Education & Training 0
Finance 0
Government & Public Administration Data N/A
Health Science 7
Hospitality & Tourism 3
Human Services 4
Information Technology 0
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security 2
Manufacturing 0
Marketing 0
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 0
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics 4
Other * 44

College and Career Readiness Details

College Ready

Students in the graduation cohort who are college ready 49.6%    (169 / 341)
49.6%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved an ACT composite score of 20 or higher 29.6%    (101 / 341)
29.6%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved an SAT score of 1020 or higher 34.9%    (119 / 341)
34.9%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned an Advanced Placement (AP) score of three or higher 33.7%    (115 / 341)
33.7%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned an International Baccalaureate (IB) score of four or higher 0.0%    (0 / 341)
0.0%
Students in the graduation cohort who completed six hours of dual credit course work with a grade of C or higher 14.7%    (50 / 341)
14.7%

Career Ready

Students in the graduation cohort who are career ready 76.5%    (261 / 341)
76.5%
Students in the graduation cohort who have completed Career and Technical Education (CTE) with certification 13.5%    (46 / 341)
13.5%
Students in the graduation cohort who completed a state-approved work-based learning experience 3.2%    (11 / 341)
3.2%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned a platinum, gold, or silver certificate on the career readiness assessment 71.0%    (242 / 341)
71.0%
Students in the graduation cohort who took the ASVAB and scored 31 or higher 24.3%    (83 / 341)
24.3%


The ACT

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students During the 2020-2021 School Year

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students During the 2020-2021 School Year


CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
H 19.10 17.60 19.70 19.10 19.60
CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
D 17.40 15.80 17.70 17.50 17.90
CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
S 18.30 17.00 18.80 18.20 18.70


Writing
H 5.60
Writing
D 5.40
Writing
S 5.60

Percent of Students Meeting ACT College-Ready Benchmarks

English Benchmark Score: 18 Math Benchmark Score: 22 Reading Benchmark Score: 22 Science Benchmark Score: 23 All 4 Subjects
47.80 32.20 40.50 29.80 20.00

ACT® benchmarks are scores on the ACT subject-area tests that represent the level of achievement required for students to have a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in corresponding credit-bearing first-year college courses. The ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc.


Career Readiness Assessment

Percent of Students Earning Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze Ready to Work (R2W) Certificate


Students who received a bronze CertificateStudents who received a silver CertificateStudents who received a gold CertificateStudents who received a platinum Certificate
Our School 18.9 53.3 9.0 0.6
Students who received a bronze CertificateStudents who received a silver CertificateStudents who received a gold CertificateStudents who received a platinum Certificate
Our District 20.2 51.5 8.3 0.5
Students who received a bronze CertificateStudents who received a silver CertificateStudents who received a gold CertificateStudents who received a platinum Certificate
Statewide 19.0 50.9 10.9 1.1


Percent and Number of Students Taking Career Readiness Assessment and Earning Ready to Work (R2W) Certificate


  Total number of students who tested on all three tests. Students who did NOT receive a Certificate Students who DID receive a Certificate Students who received a bronze Certificate Students who received a silver Certificate Students who received a gold Certificate Students who received a platinum Certificate
N % N % N % N % N % N % N
Our School 334 18.3% 61 81.7% 273 18.9% 63 53.3% 178 9.0% 30 0.6% 2
Our District 1399 19.5% 273 80.5% 1126 20.2% 283 51.5% 720 8.3% 116 0.5% 7
Statewide 45012 18.1% 8162 81.9% 36850 19.0% 8533 50.9% 22928 10.9% 4910 1.1% 479

Level score requirements for each certificate level


Certificate Level Level Score Requirements Certificate levels correspond to the skill requirements of profiled jobs in the ACT JobPro® database
Platinum Minimum score of 6 on each of the three core subtests* Indicates the skills required for approximately 99% of profiled jobs
Gold Minimum score of 5 on each of the three core subtests* Indicates the skills required for at least 93% of profiled jobs
Silver Minimum score of 4 on each of the three core subtests* Indicates the skills required for at least 69% of profiled jobs
Bronze Minimum score of 3 on each of the three core subtests* Indicates the skills required for at least 17% of profiled jobs
*The three core Career Readiness subtests are: Applied Mathematics,Reading for Information, and Locating Information.

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate ®(IB)

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) are rigorous programs dedicated to educational excellence. AP and IB courses provide a challenging educational program that prepares students for selective universities and colleges. AP exams are scored on a scale of 1-5; IB exams are scored on a scale of 1-7.

Advanced Placement (AP) International Baccalaureate ®(IB)
Percent of Exams with Passing Scores (AP: 3 OR higher/IB: 4 or higher) 34.6% Data N/A
Number of Students Taking Exam 454 Data N/A
Number of Exams Administered 769 Data N/A

Dual Enrollment

This measure provides the percentage of students (11th and 12th grade students) enrolled in dual credit / dual enrollment classes during the school year who obtain a grade that provides college credit (grade of C or better).

Number of students enrolled in Dual Enrollment Courses 78
Percent of students enrolled in Dual Enrollment Courses 12.7%
Percent of 11th/12th grade students who completed six hours of dual enrollment course work with a grade of C or higher 8.6%

The SAT

The SAT is a standardized test often used in the college admissions process. Its' aim is to assess the student's readiness for college. The current test consists of two 800 point sections testing Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Mathematics. The highest composite score on the SAT is 1600. Most students take the test, which is offered several times per year, during their junior or senior year of high school. The district and state averages are included for comparison. State averages for SAT data are based on regular public schools and do not include private schools in the state.

Percent of Students Tested Average Evidence-Based
Reading and Writing Score
Average Math
Score
Average Composite
Score
Our School 60.1 537 512 1048
Our District 53.3 502 477 979
Statewide 46.4 524 504 1028
The highest composite score on the SAT is 1600. For each of the two sections of the test, the highest score is 800.

Note: The new SAT data (as of 2017) cannot be compared to that of previous years because the redesigned SAT is a different assessment using a different scale.


Note on missing data: On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education waived federal accountability requirements and granted flexibility in administering assessments due to COVID-19. The results displayed within this report card should not be compared to those of other years due to the testing limitations as a result of the pandemic. In addition, these results may be incomplete and may not be representative of the make-up of the State, district, or school population.

State Goals

Federal law requires that each state report card include long-term goals and measurements of interim progress for all students and defined subgroups of students. This section reports the long-term goals and performance of all students statewide. Information on subgroup performance may be found in the "Download Data" section on the main page.

Baseline Targets Current Year
State Goals 2017 2020 2026 2035 2021
Percent scoring level 2 or above - English/ELA - All Students 74.2% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% Data N/A
Percent scoring level 2 or above - Math - All Students 75.8% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% Data N/A
Percent scoring level 3 or above - English/ELA - All Students 43.2% 47.7% 56.6% 70.0% Data N/A
Percent scoring level 3 or above - Math - All Students 46.0% 50.0% 58.0% 70.0% Data N/A
Percent of Students Graduating On-Time* (All Students) 82.6% 83.8% 86.3% 90.0% Data N/A
Percent of EL Students meeting 70% proficiency target 31.0% 37.4% 50.2% 70.0% Data N/A
*On-time graduation means graduation within four years of the initial enrollment in High School.

State Goals Defined As:

90% of Students at Level 2 or higher on following state assessments

70% of Students at Level 3 or higher on following state assessments

Level Elementary/Middle Schools English language arts
(ELA) and Math Based on SC READY Results
High School End-of-Course Assessment
in English language arts (English 1)
and Math (Algbra 1)
SC ALT*
Does Not Meet Expectations F Emerging
2 Approaches Expectations D Foundational
3 Meets Expectations C Increasing
Exceeds Expectations B Applied
A
*SC ALT - is an alternate assessment that is developed to meet the needs of students with significant disabilities who cannot particiapte in the regular assessment even with appropriate accommodations.

Note on missing data: On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education waived federal accountability requirements and granted flexibility in administering assessments due to COVID-19. The results displayed within this report card should not be compared to those of other years due to the testing limitations as a result of the pandemic. In addition, these results may be incomplete and may not be representative of the make-up of the State, district, or school population.

Student Engagement

Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Percent of Students (7th and 8th grade) enrolled in high school credit courses N/AV N/A
Percent of students served by gifted and talented program 41.8 Down from 43.5
Percent of students retained 2.0 Down from 2.4
Principal's/Superintendent's/Director's years at school/district 3 Up from 2
Percent of classrooms with wireless access 100 No change
Percent of students served by 1:1 learning 100 Up from 25
Chronic Absenteeism Rate (Note: Data are from prior school year) 5.6 Down from 21.1
Percent of 8th Graders with Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) N/AV N/A

Results of Teacher, Student, and Parent Opinion Surveys

Teachers Students Parents
Number of surveys returned 50 100 111
Percent satisfied with learning environment 68.0%
68.0%
73.0%
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment 62.0%
77.0%
69.4%
Percent satisfied with school-home relations 69.4%
75.0%
61.8%

Classroom Environment

Our School Change from Last Year
Total Number of Teachers 81 Up from 79
Teacher attendance rate 95.1 N/A
Average teacher salary $55,630 Down from $55,663
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - current year 90.7 Up from 90.1
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - three year average 89.4 Up from 85.4
Percent of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks 2.5 Up from 0.0
Prime instructional time 86.9 N/A
Student-teacher ratio in core subjects 29.3 to 1 N/A
Percent of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 8.7 Up from 5.9
Number of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 2 No change
Percent of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 0.0 No change
Number of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 0 No change

ESSA regulations require states to post on their report cards information about teachers with emergency or provisional credentials. South Carolina does not award emergency or provisional credentials, thus that metric is not listed.


Student Safety

Evaluations By Parents Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“My child feels safe at school.” 76.6 111
“My child’s teachers and school staff prevent or stop bullying at school.” 48.6 111
Evaluations By Teachers Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“I feel safe at my school before and after hours.” 86.0 50
“The rules for behavior are enforced at my school.” 53.1 50

Unsafe Incident Information as reported in the 2020-2021 Incident Management System (IMS)

Number of Incidents
Have there been any incidents involving a firearm? Yes
Was a homicide committed at your school? No
Incidents of rape or attempted rape 0
Incidents of sexual assault (not rape) 1
Incidents of robbery w/ weapon 0
Incidents of robbery w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of robbery w/out weapon 0
Incidents of physical attack w/ weapon 0
Incidents of physical attack w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of physical attack w/out weapon 1
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/ weapon 0
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/out weapon 2
Incidents of possession of firearm or explosive 1
Students with in-school suspensions 133
Students with out of school suspensions 108
Students expelled 0
School related arrests and referrals to law enforcement 0
Incidents of bullying and harassment 4
NOTE: For additional information, visit the National Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) website here: https://ocrdata.ed.gov/

Financial Data

School level Financial Information

Our School Change from Prev Year
Average teacher salary $55,630 Down from $55,663
Percent of expenditures for instruction 67.7 Down from 68.0
Percent of expenditures for teacher salaries 64.7 Up from 64.4
Average administrator salary $88,626 Up from $86,838
Percent of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child, homeless or migrant) 43.9 Up from 43.2
Prior fiscal year State & Local Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $7,632 Up from 7064
Prior fiscal year Federal Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $413 Down from 491
Prior fiscal year State & Local Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $868 Down from 1001
Prior fiscal year Federal Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $215 Down from 243
Prior fiscal year Total State & Local Per Pupil Expenditure $8,500 Up from 8066
Prior fiscal year Total Federal Per Pupil Expenditure $628 Down from 734
Prior fiscal year Total Per Pupil Expenditure $9,128 Up from 8800