South Aiken High School in Aiken, SC - Niche

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South Aiken High School is a public school in Aiken, South Carolina. It has 1,529 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 68% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 190 reviews written and they have been mixed.

232 East Pine Log Road
Aiken, SC 29803
(803) 641-2600

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3.2 from 190 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I didn't like my classmates as much, but I enjoyed everything that I was a part of.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: South Aiken High was okay to me. I have meet some people who are there for me when I'm in need, and in return, I do the same for them. I have got bullied mostly in 9th grade for the way I looked, acted, and dressed. That was the year I had my first and last physical fight, and the only time I got suspended. When that happened, my social status dropped. People teased me, and I lost the friends I had before the fight. I'm not really strong, and I don't know how to fight well. But as I got older, I learned from my mistakes, and sometimes it's okay to say no. I also met great friends my next 3 years, and I got along with people a lot more. I also became more confident and improved my grades. I've had A's and B's my senior year. So overall, South Aiken wasn't bad to me. It's still a school I would recommend going to.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Overall Experience: The most I've enjoyed of this school are some teachers and the opportunity to see some of my friends. Overall, I don't see a desire in students to learn, kids are quick to turn on each other or mess with others for fun, new rules put a damper on the motivation to get up in the morning for school, and most teachers don't teach me many things that are truly useful. I myself did not have many great experiences (I didn't feel like I could count on Guidance for help - in any matter, personal or academic) and would rather never return to the high school. I don't want to be a Negative Nancy - I'm sure other people had great experiences and had amazing teachers - but I don't want to be dishonest about how I feel.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The school administration did a lot to try and help the students learn and prepare them for the real world. Many students were punished for small things such as tardies and badges, but the purpose was to show them small mistakes can lead to big problems.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: Participating in school athletics at my high school was so much fun, because so many students would attend the games and support our athletics. Our school also supported us very well, this is what made our athletic teams do well in season.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Aiken High School 4 mi. 1,407
2.66 Midland Valley High School 9 mi. 1,190
3.00 North Augusta High School 15 mi. 1,430
2.66 Strom Thurmond High School 21 mi. 818
3.33 Gilbert High School 33 mi. 901

Around South Aiken High School

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


Male 49%
Female 50%

Student Diversity

South Aiken High School United States Aiken High School Gilbert High School Midland Valley High School North Augusta High School Strom Thurmond High School
White 61.0% 51.0% 52.0% 86.0% 67.0% 58.0% 42.0%
African American 27.0% 15.0% 40.0% 5.0% 23.0% 34.0% 51.0%
Hispanic 6.0% 25.0% 4.0% 6.0% 5.0% 5.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 28.7%
Grade 10 24.8%
Grade 11 25.7%
Grade 12 20.7%

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 20 responses

  • 40% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 40% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 61% A few of the teachers do care about the students
  • 17% The passionate teachers
  • 13% Good art, german, and english teacher(s)
  • 9% English and science teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 20% Lack of updates on technology and teaching
  • 20% No motivation for students to learn
  • 18% Some of the teachers are just their for a paycheck
  • 18% Cleanliness can be poor from time to time
  • 12% Bathrooms need soap
  • 11% Insufficient space

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 19 responses

  • 42% A horrible football team
  • 16% You can get into trouble for the most is badges
  • 16% Badges and tardies get you in trouble the most.
  • 16% There are segregated groups (preppy) (ghetto)
  • 5% Nothing
  • 5% The fake aiken kids

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 35% Average
  • 20% Ugh
  • 20% No soap
  • 15% One word that describesSAHS is classy
  • 5% Irrelevant
  • 5% Wannabe

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 42% Dress appropriately, wear your badge and be kind
  • 5% Take your classes and get out
  • 5% Find a helpful mentor quickly (not guidance)
  • 5% Be You
  • 5% All of the above

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 38% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.