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Spring Valley High School is a public, magnet school in Dentsville, SC. It has 2,070 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 156 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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High School Student

On Health & Safety: The school is definitely safe for the students who go there, the faculty and staff, and any visitor who comes on campus. They have regular safety checks, situation awareness drills like tornado, earthquake, intruder, and bomb threats. The health programs are superb; The students enjoy the group discussions as well the advice on how to institute healthy tips into their diet and lifestyles.

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High School Student

On Administration & Policies: The principal and most of the staff would enjoy my son coming into their office not because of disciplinary complaints but because he enjoyed talking to them and receiving advice for his future and actually help him with applications for jobs, college, etc. They would actually show up and cheer for him and his fellow teammates at sporting events. Bullying was never tolerated at his school; they would suspend bullies upon their acts and input social workers and/or psychologists to try and reverse their mindset. Dress code was exceptional to prevent any smuggling of firearms, and other paraphernalia for safety precautions. Attendance is no exception, it is constantly monitored so that all students gain optimal academic info.

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Recent Alumnus

On Teachers: All of the AP teachers are great.

5
Recent Alumnus

On Academics: Best in the area for academic work.

3
Recent Alumnus

On Student Culture & Diversity: Some steps need to be taken to improve things.

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Spring Valley High School is a public, magnet school in Dentsville, SC. It has 2,070 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 156 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

74%

Test Performance

83
Spring Valley High School performed better than 83% of other schools on South Carolina math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1730

Based on 64 students surveyed
Math
590
Verbal
580
Writing
560

ACT:
26

Based on 31 students surveyed
Math
27
English
27
Reading
26
Science
25
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 33% Safety
  • 33% Education
  • 27% Sports
  • 7% The Discovery Magnet Program. Do it.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% Find a way to balance academics/activites
  • 33% Learn good study habits
  • 11% Stay focused on your studies
  • 11% Know who you are, and stay true to yourself.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 45% Sometimes it can be a little too strict
  • 36% Dress code/ detention hours
  • 9% It lacks a focus on fine arts
  • 9% Lack of direction from administration (principal)

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 57% Excellent
  • 29% Diversity
  • 14% Lost in the crowd

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 57% Yes
  • 21% Not sure.
  • 21% No

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 78% How much education is stressed
  • 11% The student bodies diversity
  • 11% Lack if identity

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
50.7%
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Female
49.3%
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Racial Diversity

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African American
52.0%
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White
36.4%
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Asian
6.2%
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Hispanic
4.1%
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Multiracial
1.1%
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Native American
0.1%
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Pacific Islander
0.1%