Aiken High School in Aiken, SC - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,436
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    139 3.3
  • Ranking

Aiken High School is a public school in Aiken, South Carolina. It has 1,436 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 60% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 139 reviews written and they have been mixed.

449 Rutland Dr
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 641-2500

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 139 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are quite a bit of extracurricular activities to do. But I wish there where more in case you where not interested I. What was offerred.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Most parents just care about the grades, not how the grades are obtained. For example they care so much about the grades they their child is force to cheat in order to please the parent. But most parents are really involved.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Some teachers have a true passion for what they are teaching,yet there is some that like a passion for what they teach. Some of the teachers I had should extraordinary knowledge of the material and fully engaged there students.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: It was Fun I enjoyed it
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: The school is growing and starting to get better.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
Second Baptist Christian Preparatory School Private, Religious
3.00 Schofield Middle School Public
3.66 Aiken Preparatory School Private
St. Mary Help of Christians School Private, Religious
Mead Hall Episcopal School Private, Religious
2.66 Aiken Middle School Public
2.66 North Aiken Elementary School Public
2.33 Lloyd-Kennedy Charter School Public, Charter
Aiken Performing Arts Academy Charter School Public, Charter
3.00 East Aiken School of the Arts Public
3.00 Millbrook Elementary School Public
3.00 M.B. Kennedy Middle School Public
2.33 South Aiken High School Public
2.66 South Aiken Baptist Christian School Private, Religious
3.33 Aiken Elementary School Public
3.00 J.D. Lever Elementary School Public
3.00 Warrenville Elementary School Public
2.66 Leavelle McCampbell Middle School Public
3.00 Chukker Creek Elementary School Public
3.00 Byrd Elementary School Public
2.66 Gloverville Elementary School Public
2.33 Midland Valley Preparatory School Public, Charter
3.00 Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School Public
2.66 Midland Valley High School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 South Aiken High School 4 mi. 1,472
2.66 Midland Valley High School 9 mi. 1,257
2.66 North Augusta High School 15 mi. 1,470
2.33 Strom Thurmond High School 18 mi. 780
3.33 Gilbert High School 30 mi. 942

Around Aiken High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Aiken High School United States Gilbert High School Midland Valley High School North Augusta High School South Aiken High School Strom Thurmond High School
White 51.0% 51.0% 83.0% 68.0% 57.0% 61.0% 41.0%
African American 40.0% 15.0% 6.0% 23.0% 34.0% 26.0% 52.0%
Hispanic 5.0% 25.0% 7.0% 6.0% 5.0% 6.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 31.9%
Grade 10 26.5%
Grade 11 23.7%
Grade 12 17.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 50% Yes
  • 42% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 30% Extracurricular activities
  • 13% Opportunities
  • 13% Highly qualified teachers who teach well
  • 11% Band Program
  • 9% A caring PTSO; good band; some great teachers...
  • 7% Volleyball
  • 7% Culinary Arts
  • 7% NJROTC
  • 4% Events

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 32% People not taking their education seriously
  • 23% The facilities, administration, some teachers...
  • 16% Too many second chances for the undisciplined
  • 16% Schoolwide ignorance in student decisions
  • 6% Some just don't respect the school or teachers.
  • 6% The people

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 18 responses

  • 44% How run down the facilities are
  • 28% We are in the process of rennovating.
  • 17% Variety of extracurricular activities and academic
  • 11% The vatiety of academics provided.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 39% Slowly improving
  • 22% Disappointment
  • 22% Improving each and everyday
  • 13% Trying
  • 4% Busy

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 33% Keep up with schoolwork
  • 27% Join jrotc!
  • 13% Join clubs and don't be afraid to ask for help.
  • 13% Have a sense of humor!
  • 7% Get very involved and keep good grades.
  • 7% Play sports

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 9% I love everything about this school.
  • 59% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 32% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.