Calhoun County High School

150 Saints Ave, St. Matthews, SC 29135 | (803) 874-3071
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 457
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2.5 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 457 high school students from grades 9-12
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 150 Saints Avenue, St. Matthews, SC 29135
  • Principal or Admin: Sheridan Hamilton
  • Fax: (803) 655-5948
  • Website: www.calhoun.k12.sc.us
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 457
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 28.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 16.3
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 244 (53.4%)
  • Females: 213 (46.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 21 (4.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 372 (81.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 393 (86.0%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Calhoun County High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black37682.3%
Asian--
Hispanic71.5%
White7416.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Calhoun County High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade11725.6%
10th Grade12928.2%
11th Grade10422.8%
12th Grade10723.4%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 42%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:58%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 15 Years
  • Average Salary: $39,358
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Calhoun County High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$29,88030%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$43,47970%
Source: SC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 2.5

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5 reviews for Calhoun County High School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on June 19, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am very pleased with this high school. There has not been a time when I called a teacher and he/she has not been helpful. I transferred my child from a private setting and it was the best thing we could have done for her education. The teachers, administration and staff are caring and very supportive. It is very clear as to why this school is doing well and being recognized by the State and nationally for student achievement.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on February 08, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is a joke. Any teacher that would embarrass a student in front of the classroom because the student mispronounced her name has no repect or dignity. Then goes and brag to another teacher what she did, has no morals. She should be reprimanded for what she done. There's enough students out there now with low self esteem. She doesn't make it any easier for the students for what she done. In my opinion she should not be allowed to teach. She is a disgrace to the scool and to our community. If you have these kind of teachers teaching at your school, I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. You should be ashamed of letting teachers treat your students this way. This teacher owes that student an apology, not one on one but , in front of the entire classroom. I truly hope you take this situation seriously. She should not be allowed to teach!!!
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on January 01, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school lacks very much with having teachers who take time with their students and having the ability to guide and coach them during school hours. I just changed my childs school the past 1yr and its the worst mistake I have ever made. Not impressed with any of the teachers. They have no passion in trying to help students pass.
  • Reviewed by Community Member on November 25, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I wish the web site had more infor on the program the school offer to the community as well
  • Reviewed by Former Student on July 18, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school really prepared me for college and life itself, you just have to be a willing vessel. I received excellent guidance in regards to my future and the paths that should be taken in order to reach my goods. Very great school!

Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Calhoun County High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on HSAP state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math

HSAP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
200979.4%79.4%84.6%
 
Math Test
200978.4%78.4%79.6%
 
Source: SC Department of Education 2008-2009

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