Aiken High School in Aiken, SC - Niche

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    Public, Coed
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Aiken High School is a public coed 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 150 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 150 reviews
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    • Recent Alumnus
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Everything is safe except for bullying. Bullying causes fighting, suicides, and threats.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are a lot of clubs and organizations, there aren't that many different clubs at Aiken High, choir, track, and volleyball is the most popular, i'm not sure about admistration support, there are plenty of meetings, and tutor/after school sports are available at this school.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at Aiken is all the teachers are nice to me and didn't have a problem, they helped me get to the next grade, the campus is great, and they helped me move forward towards graduation.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 4
    Teachers: 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.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: I enjoy this because most teachers would go above and beyond their job to help the students. Although the styles of the teachers are different they each have their own way to simply the lesson is an effective manner. Also the teachers seem to really have a heart for the student body. There are some instances where it may seem the grading scale might be off but they are sure to break it down, so the students are well aware of how they are being graded.

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Nearby Schools

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

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

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


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Aiken High School United States South Carolina Gilbert High School Midland Valley High School North Augusta High School South Aiken High School Strom Thurmond High School
White 51.0% 51.0% 52.2% 83.0% 68.0% 57.0% 61.0% 41.0%
African American 40.0% 15.0% 35.3% 6.0% 23.0% 34.0% 26.0% 52.0%
Hispanic 5.0% 25.0% 7.5% 7.0% 6.0% 5.0% 6.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.1% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.4% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 27 responses

  • 44% Yes
  • 48% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 28% Extracurricular activities
  • 14% Opportunities
  • 12% Highly qualified teachers who teach well
  • 9% A caring PTSO; good band; some great teachers...
  • 9% Culinary Arts
  • 9% Events
  • 9% Band Program
  • 5% Volleyball
  • 5% NJROTC

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 20 responses

  • 40% How run down the facilities are
  • 30% We are in the process of rennovating.
  • 20% Variety of extracurricular activities and academic
  • 10% The vatiety of academics provided.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 40% Slowly improving
  • 24% Improving each and everyday
  • 20% Disappointment
  • 12% 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 25 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 64% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 28% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.