South Aiken High School in Aiken, SC - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,472
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    229 3.2
  • Ranking

South Aiken High School is a public coed school in Aiken, South Carolina. It has 1,472 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 229 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.2 from 229 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 2
    Extracurriculars: There are several clubs offered, but most students are unaware and don't care to participate in them. Apart from Student Council and Drama, most of the clubs do little to nothing and are just resume fillers.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The few teachers that really cared about their classes (Calculus, Physics, Language and Composition) were one of the few positive qualities of the school. Also the student government was very involved in multiple activities around the school.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: While there are always exceptions, most of the teachers at my school do just a hair above the bare minimal. This is especially prevalent with teachers that have less challenging classes and the freshman. Teachers had no given authority over the students which lead to class often being unruly. This discouraged many teachers from continuing to try and hurt the few students that were there to increase their knowledge. In most of the AP classes offered, teachers put in more effort, but several of the teachers didn't have adequate understanding of their subject to be able to teach it.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Student Culture & Diversity: The social scene at this school is very sociable.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Academics: The academics at this school is very supportive.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Aiken High School 4 mi. 1,436
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 21 mi. 780
3.33 Gilbert High School 33 mi. 942

Around South Aiken High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

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

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 26.9%
Grade 10 27.0%
Grade 11 23.8%
Grade 12 22.3%

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 35 responses

  • 40% Yes
  • 26% Not sure.
  • 34% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 55% A few of the teachers do care about the students
  • 18% The passionate teachers
  • 15% English and science teachers
  • 10% Good art, german, and english teacher(s)
  • 2% Great clubs

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 21% Lack of updates on technology and teaching
  • 21% Cleanliness can be poor from time to time
  • 18% Some of the teachers are just their for a paycheck
  • 15% No motivation for students to learn
  • 14% Bathrooms need soap
  • 10% Insufficient space
  • 1% Students don't care

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 30 responses

  • 33% A horrible football team
  • 17% There are segregated groups (preppy) (ghetto)
  • 17% Badges and tardies get you in trouble the most.
  • 13% Nothing
  • 10% You can get into trouble for the most is badges
  • 7% We have a lot of spirit
  • 3% The fake aiken kids

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 30% Average
  • 21% No soap
  • 15% Ugh
  • 9% One word that describesSAHS is classy
  • 9% Motivated teachers
  • 9% Irrelevant
  • 3% Wannabe
  • 3% Fun

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 33% ALWAYS DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND WEAR YOUR BADGE ALWAYS
  • 30% Dress appropriately, wear your badge and be kind
  • 19% All of the above
  • 7% Take your classes and get out
  • 4% Do ALL your work also try clubs and branch out
  • 4% Be You
  • 4% Find a helpful mentor quickly (not guidance)

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 53% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 47% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.