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Aiken High

Principal: Jason A. Holt

Phone:
8036142500
School Address:
449 Rutland Dr Aiken, SC 29801
Serving Grades: 9-12
Student Enrollment: 1291

2021-2022 Overall Rating

Good
62 out of 100
School performance exceeds the criteria to ensure all students meet the Profile of the SC Graduate

Support Status: Standard

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 53.9%    (132 / 245)
53.9%
District 63.8%    (870 / 1364)
63.8%
State 58.0%    (32072 / 55309)
58.0%

Algebra - Scoring C or Higher

School 38.1%    (83 / 218)
38.1%
District 48.2%    (636 / 1320)
48.2%
State 44.3%    (23342 / 52725)
44.3%


Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Prime instructional time 80.8 Down from 82.2

Academic Achievement

Details Student Performance across District and State

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

English


Not TestedFDCBA
Our School 2.9 20.0 23.3 26.9 14.3 12.7
Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 2.3 15.0 18.9 23.2 22.4 18.2
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 6.5 17.4 18.1 21.3 18.9 17.8

Algebra


Not TestedFDCBA
Our School 3.7 26.6 31.7 22.5 9.6 6.0
Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 2.7 22.9 26.2 27.4 14.8 6.0
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 8.1 24.4 23.2 20.5 14.1 9.7

Academic Achievement

Participation Rate by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Homeless Data N/A 95.1 95.8
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Foster Data N/A 90.0 93.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Military Connected Data N/A 99.5 97.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Migrant Data N/A Data N/A 99.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Female 98.5 99.4 98.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Male 96.5 99.0 98.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 97.9 99.3 98.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 97.4 99.2 98.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 97.7 99.3 98.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled 96.8 98.9 97.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
English Learner Data N/A 99.7 98.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 99.0 99.3 98.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Hispanic Data N/A 99.5 98.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
American Indian Data N/A 100.0 97.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander Data N/A 99.4 98.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American 96.2 99.0 98.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 97.6 99.2 98.5

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 72.9%    (86 / 118)
72.9%
District 68.2%    (593 / 869)
68.2%
State 47.0%    (18371 / 39120)
47.0%

US History and the Constitution - Scoring C or Higher

NOTE: EOCEP scores in US History and the Constitution, and the corresponding SC ALT assessment in Social Studies, have been excluded from the Preparing for Success indicator rating for High Schools for the 2021-22 school year.
School 41.7%    (108 / 259)
41.7%
District 37.7%    (627 / 1661)
37.7%
State 37.8%    (20635 / 54594)
37.8%



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 84.4 211

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.


Not TestedFDCBA
Our School 10.2 7.6 9.3 10.2 21.2 41.5
Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 4.7 13.0 14.0 23.7 18.1 26.5
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 11.7 25.2 16.2 16.0 13.2 17.8

US History and the Constitution


Not TestedFDCBA
Our School 6.2 33.2 18.9 17.4 10.4 13.9
Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 5.3 36.9 20.0 15.7 11.2 10.9
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 5.8 40.1 16.3 13.6 10.3 13.9

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 68.2%    (45 / 66)
68.2%
District 61.2%    (1155 / 1887)
61.2%
State 54.3%    (33790 / 62238)
54.3%

Percent of EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 68.2
Number of EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 45
Number of EL Students included in Accountability Calculation 66
Number of EL Students in EL Subgroup 72

Graduation Rate

On-Time Graduation Rate

School 90.3%    (269 / 298)
90.3%
District 89.9%    (1348 / 1499)
89.9%
State 83.8%    (49072 / 58534)
83.8%

School Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate

2019 2020 2021 2022
School 93.3 92.8 88.8 90.3
District 91.3 91.2 90.5 89.9
State 81.1 82.2 83.3 83.8

Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Annual Dropout Rate 2.9 Down from 3.9
Dropout Recovery Rate 5.3 Up from 2.0

HDS
ALL STUDENTS 90.3 89.9 83.8
HDS
African American 83.2 88.4 79.8
HDS
Asian Pacific Islander Data N/A 90.3 93.6
HDS
American Indian Data N/A Data N/A 76.9
HDS
Hispanic 95.8 87.9 80.1
HDS
Caucasian 96.2 91.3 86.9
HDS
English Learner 95.0 90.1 78.0
HDS
Disabled 62.5 63.2 57.9
HDS
Not Disabled 93.6 93.0 87.8
HDS
Economically Disadvantaged 85.1 84.3 76.4
HDS
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 96.9 95.6 92.6
HDS
Male 87.3 86.2 79.5
HDS
Female 92.7 93.6 88.4
DS
Migrant Data N/A 81.1
HDS
Military Connected Data N/A 95.5 92.6
HDS
Foster Data N/A Data N/A 42.3
HDS
Homeless Data N/A 80.0 62.9

College and Career Readiness

Students in the graduation cohort who are college OR career ready

School 66.4%    (198 / 298)
66.4%
District 73.6%    (1103 / 1499)
73.6%
State 65.8%    (38486 / 58486)
65.8%

Students in the graduation cohort who are college AND career ready

School 31.5%    (94 / 298)
31.5%
District 34.3%    (514 / 1499)
34.3%
State 29.0%    (16977 / 58486)
29.0%

Students in the graduation cohort who are college ready

School 31.9%    (95 / 298)
31.9%
District 35.0%    (525 / 1499)
35.0%
State 32.0%    (18725 / 58486)
32.0%

Students in the graduation cohort who are career ready

School 66.1%    (197 / 298)
66.1%
District 72.8%    (1092 / 1499)
72.8%
State 62.8%    (36738 / 58486)
62.8%

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 69.4 Down from 89.1
Number of students in the graduation cohort who have completed FAFSA forms 155 Up from 136
Percent of students in the graduation cohort completing college applications 60.4 Up from 52.4
Percent of students in the graduation cohort eligible for LIFE scholarship 14.8 Down from 26.4
Percent of students in the graduation cohort eligible for Palmetto Fellows scholarship 4.4 Down from 5.9

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Number
Students enrolled in CTE courses 751
CTE completers 126
Total students earning national or state credential 175
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 16
Finance 0
Government & Public Administration Data N/A
Health Science 32
Hospitality & Tourism 18
Human Services 5
Information Technology 0
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security 0
Manufacturing 0
Marketing 0
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 0
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics 6
Other * 130

College and Career Readiness Details

College Ready

Students in the graduation cohort who are college ready 31.9%    (95 / 298)
31.9%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved an ACT composite score of 20 or higher 17.1%    (51 / 298)
17.1%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved an SAT score of 1020 or higher 22.1%    (66 / 298)
22.1%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned an Advanced Placement (AP) score of three or higher 11.1%    (33 / 298)
11.1%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned an International Baccalaureate (IB) score of four or higher 0.0%    (0 / 298)
0.0%
Students in the graduation cohort who completed six hours of dual credit course work with a grade of C or higher 11.7%    (35 / 298)
11.7%
Students in the graduation cohort who scored a C or higher in any Advanced Level (A) Cambridge International Exam 7.4%    (22 / 298)
7.4%

Career Ready

Students in the graduation cohort who are career ready 66.1%    (197 / 298)
66.1%
Students in the graduation cohort who have completed Career and Technical Education (CTE) with certification 30.2%    (90 / 298)
30.2%
Students in the graduation cohort who completed a state-approved work-based learning experience 4.0%    (12 / 298)
4.0%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned a platinum, gold, or silver certificate on the career readiness assessment 53.0%    (158 / 298)
53.0%
Students in the graduation cohort who took the ASVAB and scored 31 or higher 1.7%    (5 / 298)
1.7%
Students in the graduation cohort with a disability who successfully completed the South Carolina High School Employability Credential 0.3%    (1 / 298)
0.3%


The ACT

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students During the 2021-2022 School Year

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students During the 2021-2022 School Year


CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
H 18.30 17.00 19.20 17.90 18.80
CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
D 17.40 16.00 18.10 17.20 17.90
CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
S 18.50 17.30 19.10 18.20 18.80


Writing
H 5.80
Writing
D 5.40
Writing
S 5.80

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
43.50 21.00 33.10 26.60 11.30

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 29.0 26.0 12.2 6.6
Students who received a bronze CertificateStudents who received a silver CertificateStudents who received a gold CertificateStudents who received a platinum Certificate
Our District 33.4 25.1 11.7 7.2
Students who received a bronze CertificateStudents who received a silver CertificateStudents who received a gold CertificateStudents who received a platinum Certificate
Statewide 28.4 25.8 13.8 9.8


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 335 26.3% 88 73.7% 247 29.0% 97 26.0% 87 12.2% 41 6.6% 22
Our District 2222 22.6% 502 77.4% 1720 33.4% 743 25.1% 557 11.7% 259 7.2% 161
Statewide 65329 22.0% 14390 78.0% 50939 28.4% 18579 25.8% 16886 13.8% 9047 9.8% 6427

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) 30.8% Data N/A
Number of Students Taking Exam 94 Data N/A
Number of Exams Administered 133 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 68
Percent of students enrolled in Dual Enrollment Courses 13.5%
Percent of 11th/12th grade students who completed six hours of dual enrollment course work with a grade of C or higher 8.0%

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 63.6 506 479 986
Our District 60.2 513 486 999
Statewide 48.8 522 501 1023
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.


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 2022
Percent scoring level 2 or above - English/ELA - All Students 74.2% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 74.8%
Percent scoring level 2 or above - Math - All Students 75.8% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 67.7%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - English/ELA - All Students 43.2% 47.7% 56.6% 70.0% 50.9%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - Math - All Students 46.0% 50.0% 58.0% 70.0% 41.3%
Percent of Students Graduating On-Time* (All Students) 82.6% 83.8% 86.3% 90.0% 83.8%
Percent of EL Students meeting 70% proficiency target 31.0% 37.4% 50.2% 70.0% 54.3%
*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.

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 12.8 Down from 15.3
Percent of students retained 8.9 Up from 2.9
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 No change
Chronic Absenteeism Rate (Note: Data are from prior school year) 39.7 Up from 18.4
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 41 950 191
Percent satisfied with learning environment 87.8%
83.6%
81.5%
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment 92.5%
85.9%
81.8%
Percent satisfied with school-home relations Data N/A
92.3%
80.2%

Classroom Environment

Our School Change from Last Year
Total Number of Teachers 76 Up from 75
Percent of teachers with advanced degrees 75.0 Up from 65.3
Teacher attendance rate 90.8 Down from 92.6
Average teacher salary $57,209 Up from $55,018
Percent of teachers on continuing contract 100.0 No change
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - current year 81.1 Down from 91.5
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - three year average 86.4 Down from 87.1
Percent of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks 0.0 Down from 1.3
Prime instructional time 80.8 Down from 82.2
Student-teacher ratio in core subjects 34.0 to 1 Up from 29.6 to 1
Percent of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 11.4 Down from 12.1
Number of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 4 No change
Percent of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 0.0 Down from 3
Number of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 0 Down from 1

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.” 75.8 191
“My child’s teachers and school staff prevent or stop bullying at school.” 73.9 191
Evaluations By Teachers Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“I feel safe at my school before and after hours.” 95.1 41
“The rules for behavior are enforced at my school.” 87.8 41

Unsafe Incident Information as reported in the 2021-2022 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 3
Incidents of sexual assault (not rape) 2
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 16
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 32
Incidents of possession of firearm or explosive 2
Students with in-school suspensions 273
Students with out of school suspensions 328
Students expelled 12
School related arrests and referrals to law enforcement 14
Incidents of bullying and harassment 19
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 $57,209 Up from $55,018
Percent of expenditures for instruction 59.2 Up from 54.7
Percent of expenditures for teacher salaries 55.4 Up from 51.6
Average administrator salary $89,524 Up from $88,626
Percent of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child, homeless or migrant) 61.3 Down from 61.4
Prior fiscal year State & Local Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $8,617 Up from 8260
Prior fiscal year Federal Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $740 Up from 615
Prior fiscal year State & Local Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $1,241 Up from 1141
Prior fiscal year Federal Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $782 Up from 406
Prior fiscal year Total State & Local Per Pupil Expenditure $9,858 Up from 9401
Prior fiscal year Total Federal Per Pupil Expenditure $1,522 Up from 1021
Prior fiscal year Total Per Pupil Expenditure $11,380 Up from 10422