Buford High School

4290 Tabernacle Rd, Lancaster, SC 29720 | (803) 286-7068
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 589
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 4290 Tabernacle Road, Lancaster, SC 29720
  • Principal or Admin: Jonathan Phipps
  • Fax: (803) 286-8147
  • Website: www.lancasterscschools.org
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: 589
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 41.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 14.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 288 (48.9%)
  • Females: 301 (51.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 35 (5.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 208 (35.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 243 (41.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Buford High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black7312.4%
Asian30.5%
Hispanic101.7%
White50385.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Buford High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade19332.8%
10th Grade13022.1%
11th Grade12821.7%
12th Grade13823.4%
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: 17 Years
  • Average Salary: $45,396
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Buford High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$34,62518%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$47,82882%
Source: SC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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1 review for Buford High School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on February 27, 2011
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  • This school is a disgrace to public high schools and the state of South Carolina. The curriculum is substandard, the teachers uneducated, and the principal unethical. Teachers can loose student tests & homework without subsequence leaving the student responsible or failing grade. There are no regulatory handicap parking spaces available near the schools front entrance. They are placed in the student parking lot which is a far walk for the disabled. The only available handicap spot near the front entrance is improperly sized and cannot fit a handicap accessible van and is generally occupied by faculty staff. In 2009 the principal decided to have a guest speaker who supposedly was a "reformed" convicted felon / serial killer. Need I say more! A rating of D in my opinion is extremely generous. If you move to this area I suggest a private school which in that area are extremely affordable and well worth it!

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