Silver Bluff High School

156 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
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
64 Desoto Dr
Aiken, SC 29803
Telephone
(803) 652-8100

Silver Bluff High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1040
40 responses
Average ACT
22
25 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
AP Enrollment
11%
AP Exam Pass Rate
29%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    25%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    68%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    7%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
  • Pep rallys
    28%
  • Football games
    26%
  • Spirit week
    23%
  • Senior week
    18%
  • No school
    3%
  • Basketball games
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
641
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,073
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,588/ year
National
$11,890
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses

Reviews

156 reviews
  • Excellent
    22
  • Very Good
    59
  • Average
    63
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    3
Here at Silver Bluff, I am fond of the classes we offer that are targeted toward, or at the college level! However, there are classes I would change/add (another language, more spaces in our Spanish classes, and more AP classes! The academics here are at average and I feel quite safe! I do feel that our administration gets too involved in student events at times.. such as pep rallies, student sections at sporting events, etc.) Overall, I have enjoyed Silver Bluff's atmosphere!
  • Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
Silver Bluff High is a school in Aiken, SC that has many traditions. From athletics to academics, many of us students have a bright future coming from there. The teachers are nice and friendly and they teach very well. I have learned so much academically and athletically from the staff and coaches. The traditions like blue outs and homecoming and Friday night lights just are outstanding. If we lose a classmate, everyone comes together. It may be a small school, but it sure is great.
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago
Silver Bluff High is a great place to learn. They assure that the students understand the policies and rules. Although Silver Bluff may have high academic ratings, they fall short in some areas. The school does not prepare the students on how to be successful in the real world. Yeah, in fact, knowing the Pythagorean Theory is great, but that is not going to help the students manage money in college. Learning life skills such as: changing tires, sewing, taxes, sex ed, and writing checks have been looked over and forgot about. I feel as though the students should learn materials that will help them succeed not only in the classroom setting, but in life too.
  • High School Junior
  • 9 months ago