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 1,472 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 217 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.2 from 217 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My experience here was okay. I didn't really like the school but I had my days where it was okay. I liked the pep rally's and the different activities we did like powderpuff. I would not choose this school if I had to do it all over okay because the environment is a lot of drama and is just a boring day at school. I would of liked to have a fun learning experience day. Like play music while we change classes or something.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Bullying is not a top problem, though not tolerated. Security cameras are all around the school Personal safety is okay. There is usually just one resource officer that works at the school. The school nurse is only there on few or certain days. The people who work in the main office are not reasonable and they do not know how to talk to people. Very rude administration.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I had a great experience at this high school. I did not participate in any school sports or clubs/organizations. But overall, I am just glad that I've graduated.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Academics: Academics are great and professional
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: Good diversity, not many problems.

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3.00 Schofield Middle School Public
Mead Hall Episcopal School Private, Religious
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3.66 Aiken Preparatory School Private
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3.00 East Aiken School of the Arts Public
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2.33 Aiken High School Public
2.66 North Aiken Elementary School Public
2.66 Aiken Middle School Public
3.00 Warrenville Elementary School Public
2.66 Leavelle McCampbell Middle School Public
2.66 Gloverville Elementary School Public
3.00 Greendale Elementary School Public
3.00 New Ellenton Middle School Public
3.00 J.D. Lever Elementary School Public
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2.33 Midland Valley Preparatory School Public, Charter
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2.66 Midland Valley High School Public
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2.66 Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle School Public
Midland Valley Christian Academy Private, Religious

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


Female 50%
Male 49%

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% 51.0% 83.0% 68.0% 57.0% 41.0%
African American 26.0% 15.0% 40.0% 6.0% 23.0% 34.0% 52.0%
Hispanic 6.0% 25.0% 5.0% 7.0% 6.0% 5.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 33 responses

  • 39% Yes
  • 24% Not sure.
  • 36% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 59% A few of the teachers do care about the students
  • 18% The passionate teachers
  • 15% English and science teachers
  • 9% Good art, german, and english teacher(s)

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 28 responses

  • 32% A horrible football team
  • 18% Badges and tardies get you in trouble the most.
  • 14% There are segregated groups (preppy) (ghetto)
  • 14% Nothing
  • 11% You can get into trouble for the most is badges
  • 7% We have a lot of spirit
  • 4% The fake aiken kids

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 29% Average
  • 23% No soap
  • 16% Ugh
  • 10% One word that describesSAHS is classy
  • 10% Irrelevant
  • 6% Motivated teachers
  • 3% Wannabe
  • 3% Fun

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

  • 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 30 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.