Aiken High School

152 reviews
  1. Aiken County Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    D-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
449 Rutland Dr
Aiken, SC 29801
Telephone
(803) 641-2500

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1090
62 responses
Average ACT
25
42 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
AP Enrollment
11%
AP Exam Pass Rate
53%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    8%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    35%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    58%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
D-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
44%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
  • Sidewalk Art Day
    27%
  • Friday Night Football Games
    14%
  • Marching Band Season
    14%
  • Senior Picnic
    9%
  • Career Night
    7%
  • Cook out
    7%
  • College Day
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,436
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,073
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,588/ year
National
$11,890
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses

Reviews

152 reviews
  • Excellent
    17
  • Very Good
    42
  • Average
    71
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    4
My school is currently in the middle of taking down its older buildings in order to build newer, technology friendly ones, equipped with great laboratories for the science classes and classrooms with smartboards to allow teachers to teach easier. Unfortunately, the construction and deconstruction can make concentrating on my schoolwork a little more difficult. The school will not be completely finished until several years from now. The rebuilding of the school started 3 years ago, when I was a freshman. We now have a new, 2-story math and science building. However, since it will take so long to rebuild the school, I will never have the chance to not have classes in the older buildings. The cafeterias are both disgusting and some of the buildings have old sewer systems in the ceilings! It gets a little smelly in the mornings sometimes. There is a constant problem of rats in these buildings as well. There's graffiti on the walls and few bathroom stalls have working locks. On the other hand, my school has amazing teachers, all very qualified to teach the subjects provided at this school. My teachers expect hard work from their students in higher level classes, and they also find different ways to teach to get their points across so that everyone understands the material being taught. I love the diversity of classes that are offered here, and the school also sponsors a student-helper program. This allows students to assist teachers during a class, when that student would normally be in study hall. Students can also assist guidance counselors or work in the main office. The school also allows you to chooses which classes you can take. There are various fine arts classes, including drawing and painting, chorus, band, orchestra, and cooking classes. There are lots of clubs offered here, including Beta Club, Serteen Club, National Honors Society, Writers' Club, and language-based clubs. I would choose this school again based on the academics and incredible teachers.
  • High School Senior
  • June 19 2015
In my four years of attending Aiken High school I discovered a lot about myself and other people. Being able to take rigorous classes with adequate teachers who care made my experience worth while. On top of academics my experience as an athlete was amazing too. Ive been playing volleyball for 4 years on varsity here. I have grown as a leader and a person. I know Aiken High is under a lot of construction at the moment but the school is going in the right direction. Aiken High is great now and will only get better!
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago
Teachers at Aiken High School try their best to help teenages graduate.The teacher have interest in their students, but if students are bad they send them to the principal. Teachers sometimes communicate with students if students are copperative. I would rate these teachers with a 4 out of 5. The teachers use their knowledge at the best of their ability. They make sure that the students understand what their learning and try to get students to engage into what their teaching. Most of the teachers explain and give details about the material, show a powerpoints to show a specific material, give examples, textbook learning, assignments, quizzes, and tests to help teens succeed. They also offer tutoring on the days that are scheduled to help students.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 5 months ago