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Aiken High School

Principal: Alisa Hamrick

Phone:
803-641-2500
School Address:
449 Rutland Drive Aiken, SC 29801
Serving Grades: 9-12
Student Enrollment: 1195

2022-2023 Overall Rating

Good
60 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 SC READY ELA and Math test results for elementary and middle school students and the End-of-Course English II and Algebra I test results for high school students.

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 2 and Algebra 1

English - Scoring C or Higher

School 60.4%    (203 / 336)
60.4%
District 63.3%    (1272 / 2008)
63.3%
State 64.4%    (42569 / 66123)
64.4%

Algebra - Scoring C or Higher

School 24.4%    (83 / 340)
24.4%
District 31.6%    (694 / 2194)
31.6%
State 41.8%    (28453 / 68002)
41.8%


Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Prime instructional time 81.2 Up from 80.8

Academic Achievement

Details Student Performance across District and State

End-of-Course Assessment Results in English 2 and Algebra 1

English


Not TestedFDCBA
Our School 7.1 14.3 18.2 17.9 19.0 23.5
Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 8.4 13.3 15.0 19.1 18.5 25.8
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 5.5 14.2 15.9 18.2 19.0 27.2

Algebra


Not TestedFDCBA
Our School 10.6 40.0 25.0 15.9 6.8 1.8
Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 8.5 37.1 22.7 19.5 8.7 3.4
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 5.7 29.6 22.8 19.5 11.5 10.8

Academic Achievement

Participation Rate by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Homeless Data N/A 97.5 97.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Foster Data N/A 95.7 96.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Military Connected Data N/A 99.2 99.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Migrant Data N/A Data N/A 99.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Female 97.5 99.0 99.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Male 96.5 98.4 99.0
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 98.6 99.3 99.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 96.4 98.4 98.8
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 97.6 98.9 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled 94.0 97.5 98.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
English Learner 100.0 98.5 99.5
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 98.3 99.0 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Hispanic 100.0 98.5 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
American Indian Data N/A 97.8 98.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander Data N/A 99.5 99.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American 95.7 98.4 98.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 97.0 98.7 99.1

Preparing for Success

Questions about what your child should be learning in school?

This indicator displays the SC READY Science test results for elementary and middle school students and the End-of-Course Biology and U.S. History test results for high school students.

Overall Student Performance

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

Biology - Scoring C or Higher

School 29.9%    (100 / 334)
29.9%
District 34.0%    (654 / 1924)
34.0%
State 40.9%    (27992 / 68493)
40.9%

US History and the Constitution - Scoring C or Higher

School 40.5%    (118 / 291)
40.5%
District 36.8%    (607 / 1649)
36.8%
State 42.1%    (25198 / 59847)
42.1%



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 Data N/A Data N/A

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 7.2 46.4 16.5 14.4 9.0 6.6
Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 6.9 39.9 19.2 14.8 8.7 10.5
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 5.9 37.7 15.5 14.0 10.9 15.9

US History and the Constitution


Not TestedFDCBA
Our School 5.8 41.6 12.0 13.7 8.2 18.6
Not TestedFDCBA
Our District 6.5 42.3 14.4 12.1 9.4 15.3
Not TestedFDCBA
Statewide 6.7 35.9 15.3 13.4 10.5 18.2

Multilingual Learners' Progress

Multilingual Learners - ML

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 ML Students who met progress toward proficiency target

School 66.0%    (35 / 53)
66.0%
District 59.1%    (1115 / 1888)
59.1%
State 53.3%    (34814 / 65316)
53.3%

Percent of ML Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 66.0
Number of ML Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 35
Number of ML Students Assessed 53
Number of ML Students in ML Subgroup 54

Graduation Rate

On-Time Graduation Rate

School 88.1%    (230 / 261)
88.1%
District 88.7%    (1502 / 1693)
88.7%
State 83.8%    (49914 / 59540)
83.8%

School Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate

2020 2021 2022 2023
School 92.8 88.8 90.3 88.1
District 91.2 90.5 89.9 88.7
State 82.2 83.3 83.8 83.8

Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Annual Dropout Rate 4.8 Up from 2.9
Dropout Recovery Rate 8.8 Up from 5.3

High School Student Success

High School Student Success Measure

Percent of students demonstrating success in High School.

ALL STUDENTS

School 72.8%    (457 / 628)
72.8%
District 79.2%    (2806 / 3543)
79.2%
State 80.3%    (100803 / 125545)
80.3%

Percentage of First-Year Students On-Track to Graduate (1YOTG)

School 56.4%    (186 / 330)
56.4%
District 70.8%    (1447 / 2044)
70.8%
State 76.0%    (50899 / 67015)
76.0%

Five-Year Student Success Rate (5YSSR)

School 90.9%    (271 / 298)
90.9%
District 90.7%    (1359 / 1499)
90.7%
State 85.3%    (49904 / 58530)
85.3%


HDS
ALL STUDENTS 88.1 88.7 83.8
HDS
African American 80.2 86.7 79.7
HDS
Asian Pacific Islander Data N/A 100.0 93.0
HDS
American Indian Data N/A Data N/A 79.5
HDS
Hispanic 95.8 87.4 79.9
HDS
Caucasian 94.3 90.4 87.2
HDS
English Learner 92.3 82.7 76.6
HDS
Disabled 60.0 55.8 58.2
HDS
Not Disabled 91.8 92.3 87.7
HDS
Economically Disadvantaged 82.3 82.9 76.4
HDS
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 95.6 95.0 92.9
HDS
Male 85.3 85.0 79.5
HDS
Female 90.3 92.5 88.3
S
Migrant 62.2
HDS
Military Connected Data N/A 92.3 91.7
DS
Foster Data N/A 42.8
HDS
Homeless Data N/A 70.8 66.4

College and Career Readiness

Students in the graduation cohort who are college OR career ready

School 78.2%    (204 / 261)
78.2%
District 73.1%    (1237 / 1693)
73.1%
State 64.7%    (38515 / 59488)
64.7%

Students in the graduation cohort who are college AND career ready

School 37.9%    (99 / 261)
37.9%
District 32.7%    (553 / 1693)
32.7%
State 29.4%    (17461 / 59488)
29.4%

Students in the graduation cohort who are college ready

School 40.6%    (106 / 261)
40.6%
District 34.5%    (584 / 1693)
34.5%
State 32.6%    (19421 / 59488)
32.6%

Students in the graduation cohort who are career ready

School 75.5%    (197 / 261)
75.5%
District 71.2%    (1206 / 1693)
71.2%
State 61.4%    (36555 / 59488)
61.4%

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 81.8 Up from 69.4
Number of students in the graduation cohort who have completed FAFSA forms 146 Down from 155
Percent of students in the graduation cohort completing college applications 72.4 Up from 60.4
Percent of students in the graduation cohort eligible for LIFE scholarship 60.9 Up from 14.8
Percent of students in the graduation cohort eligible for Palmetto Fellows scholarship 6.5 Up from 4.4

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Number
Students enrolled in CTE courses 790
CTE completers 138
Total students earning national or state credential 151
Industry Credentials earned by Career Cluster
(A student may have earned multiple credentials)
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources 0
Architecture & Construction 0
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications 0
Business Management & Administration 0
Education & Training 20
Finance 0
Government & Public Administration 0
Health Science 55
Hospitality & Tourism 46
Human Services 8
Information Technology 1
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security 0
Manufacturing 0
Marketing 0
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 0
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics 10
Other * 58

College and Career Readiness Details

College Ready

Students in the graduation cohort who are college ready 40.6%    (106 / 261)
40.6%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved an ACT composite score of 20 or higher 15.7%    (41 / 261)
15.7%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved an SAT score of 1020 or higher 26.1%    (68 / 261)
26.1%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned an Advanced Placement (AP) score of three or higher 9.6%    (25 / 261)
9.6%
Students in the graduation cohort who earned an International Baccalaureate (IB) score of four or higher 0.0%    (0 / 261)
0.0%
Students in the graduation cohort who completed six hours of dual credit course work with a grade of C or higher 18.8%    (49 / 261)
18.8%
Students in the graduation cohort who scored a C or higher in any Advanced Level (A) Cambridge International Exam 7.3%    (19 / 261)
7.3%

Career Ready

Students in the graduation cohort who are career ready 75.5%    (197 / 261)
75.5%
Students in the graduation cohort who have completed Career and Technical Education (CTE) with certification 40.6%    (106 / 261)
40.6%
Students in the graduation cohort who completed a state-approved work-based learning experience 15.3%    (40 / 261)
15.3%
Students in the graduation cohort who achieved 3 or above (or Silver or higher pre-2022-23) on the career readiness assessment 54.4%    (142 / 261)
54.4%
Students in the graduation cohort who took the ASVAB and scored 31 or higher 4.6%    (12 / 261)
4.6%
Students in the graduation cohort with a disability who successfully completed the South Carolina High School Employability Credential 0.4%    (1 / 261)
0.4%


The ACT

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students During the 2022-2023 School Year

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students During the 2022-2023 School Year


CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
H 17.80 16.60 18.90 17.20 18.00
CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
D 17.20 15.50 18.00 17.10 17.60
CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
S 18.40 17.10 19.20 18.00 18.70


Writing
H 5.70
Writing
D 5.50
Writing
S 5.70

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
43.60 15.40 34.20 18.80 9.40

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

The South Carolina Career Ready Test* is a career readiness assessment administered to all eleventh-grade students to measure the most common skills that employers define as foundational for career readiness.


Percent of students earning an Employability Credential by scoring an Achievement Level of 2 through 5 on the employability skills assessments (Math/Reading/Data)


Students who achieved Level 2Students who achieved Level 3Students who achieved Level 4Students who achieved Level 5
Our School 17.3 19.3 34.9 0.8
Students who achieved Level 2Students who achieved Level 3Students who achieved Level 4Students who achieved Level 5
Our District 22.5 17.3 30.3 0.8
Students who achieved Level 2Students who achieved Level 3Students who achieved Level 4Students who achieved Level 5
Statewide 19.5 17.7 32.4 1.4


Percent and Number of Students Taking Career Readiness Test and Earning an Employability Credential


  Total number of students who tested on all three subtests Students who did NOT earn a credential Students who DID earn a credential Students who achieved Level 2 Students who achieved Level 3 Students who achieved Level 4 Students who achieved Level 5
N % N % N % N % N % N % N
Our School 249 27.7% 69 72.3% 180 17.3% 43 19.3% 48 34.9% 87 0.8% 2
Our District 1767 29.1% 514 70.9% 1253 22.5% 397 17.3% 306 30.3% 536 0.8% 14
Statewide 60402 28.9% 17431 71.1% 42971 19.5% 11792 17.7% 10713 32.4% 19592 1.4% 874

Level score requirements for each Credential level


Credential Level Credential levels correspond to the skill requirements of profiled job zones in the O*NET job career pathways
Achievement Level 5 Indicates that the student has the foundational skills to pursue O*NET Job Zone Level 5 career pathways. Includes 100% of O*NET Job Zones.
Achievement Level 4 Indicates that the student has the foundational skills to pursue O*NET Job Zone Level 4 career pathways. Includes 83% of O*NET Job Zones.
Achievement Level 3 Indicates that the student has the foundational skills to pursue O*NET Job Zone Level 3 career pathways. Includes 59% of O*NET Job Zones.
Achievement Level 2 Indicates that the student has the foundational skills to pursue O*NET Job Zone Level 2 career pathways. Includes 35% of O*NET Job Zones.
*The four domains of the Career Readiness Test are: Math, Reading, Data, and Soft Skills.

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) 37.6% Data N/A
Number of Students Taking Exam 111 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 74
Percent of students enrolled in Dual Enrollment Courses 15.5%
Percent of 11th/12th grade students who completed six hours of dual enrollment course work with a grade of C or higher 11.9%

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 60.6 517 479 996
Our District 58.9 509 481 990
Statewide 48.2 523 498 1020
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 2023
Percent scoring level 2 or above - English/ELA - All Students 74.2% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 79.6%
Percent scoring level 2 or above - Math - All Students 75.8% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 68.2%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - English/ELA - All Students 43.2% 47.7% 56.6% 70.0% 58.0%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - Math - All Students 46.0% 50.0% 58.0% 70.0% 41.8%
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% 53.3%
*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 19.2 Up from 12.8
Principal's/Superintendent's/Director's years at school/district 1 Down from 3
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) 45.0 Up from 39.7
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 83 794 160
Percent satisfied with learning environment 84.6%
77.8%
84.8%
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment 80.7%
76.6%
79.1%
Percent satisfied with school-home relations 87.7%
90.9%
85.0%

Classroom Environment

Our School Change from Last Year
Total Number of Teachers 72 Down from 76
Percent of teachers with advanced degrees 70.8 Down from 75.0
Teacher attendance rate 90.6 Down from 90.8
Average teacher salary $59,818 Up from $57,209
Percent of teachers on continuing contract 100.0 No change
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - current year 88.0 Up from 81.1
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - three year average 86.9 Up from 86.4
Percent of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks 0.0 No change
Prime instructional time 81.2 Up from 80.8
Student-teacher ratio in core subjects 29.1 to 1 Down from 34.0 to 1
Percent of inexperienced teachers 5.7 Down from 18.5
Number of inexperienced teachers 5 Down from 15
Percent of out-of-field teachers 17.2 Up from 16
Number of out-of-field teachers 15 Up from 13
Percent of inexperienced school leaders 33.3 Up from 16.7
Number of inexperienced school leaders 2 Up 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.” 83.5 160
“My child’s teachers and school staff prevent or stop bullying at school.” 74.8 160
Evaluations By Teachers Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“I feel safe at my school before and after hours.” 92.7 83
“The rules for behavior are enforced at my school.” 72.0 83

Unsafe Incident Information as reported in the 2022-2023 Incident Management System (IMS)

Number of Incidents
Have there been any incidents involving a firearm? No
Was a homicide committed at your school? No
Incidents of rape or attempted rape 0
Incidents of sexual assault (not rape) 0
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 14
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 0
Students with in-school suspensions 278
Students with out of school suspensions 308
Students expelled 17
School related arrests and referrals to law enforcement 2
Incidents of bullying and harassment 7
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 $59,818 Up from $57,209
Percent of expenditures for instruction 59.8 Up from 59.2
Percent of expenditures for teacher salaries 56 Down from 55.4
Average administrator salary $92,886 Up from $89,524
Percent of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child, homeless or migrant) 62.8 Up from 61.3
Prior fiscal year State & Local Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $8,922 Up from 8617
Prior fiscal year Federal Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $1,061 Up from 740
Prior fiscal year State & Local Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $1,355 Up from 1241
Prior fiscal year Federal Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $332 Down from 782
Prior fiscal year Total State & Local Per Pupil Expenditure $10,276 Up from 9858
Prior fiscal year Total Federal Per Pupil Expenditure $1,393 Down from 1522
Prior fiscal year Total Per Pupil Expenditure $11,669 Up from 11380