Laurens Jr High School

1035 West Main St, Laurens, SC 29360 | (864) 984-2400
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Student Enrollment: 377
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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1035 West Main Street, Laurens, SC 29360
  • Principal or Admin: John Harris
  • Fax: (864) 984-6013
  • Website: www.laurens55.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: 377
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 23.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 16.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 203 (53.8%)
  • Females: 173 (45.9%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 36 (9.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 161 (42.7%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 197 (52.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Laurens Jr High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black14438.2%
Asian--
Hispanic123.2%
White22058.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Laurens Jr High School
  Number Percent
6th Grade12031.8%
7th Grade13435.5%
8th Grade12332.6%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 52%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:48%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 13 Years
  • Average Salary: $40,550
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Laurens Jr High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$30,73928%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$44,97772%
Source: SC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Laurens Jr High School performed on average better than many other schools across the state on PASS state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Writing

PASS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201067.8%69.9%64.7%
200972.9%77.7%68.0%
 
Math Test
201070.3%67.6%70.3%
200971.5%64.1%70.3%
 
Science Test
201064.9%54.4%60.9%
200958.4%60.9%63.9%
 
Social Studies Test
201075.5%79.5%79.4%
200984.8%70.3%79.6%
 
Writing Test
201076.0%72.6%71.9%
200976.8%70.1%70.3%
 

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201066.7%72.3%63.3%
200967.4%72.5%69.4%
 
Math Test
201075.4%63.1%67.0%
200981.8%71.1%69.5%
 
Science Test
201074.6%64.4%73.3%
200977.3%68.0%71.2%
 
Social Studies Test
201066.0%53.7%62.0%
200959.1%50.5%60.3%
 
Writing Test
201077.8%66.0%69.7%
200982.7%72.7%70.1%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201059.9%70.1%66.7%
200963.7%72.1%71.4%
 
Math Test
201079.5%64.7%63.4%
200974.4%63.7%62.6%
 
Science Test
201081.7%66.8%67.7%
200970.5%66.2%62.3%
 
Social Studies Test
201079.0%67.0%68.8%
200985.0%68.1%69.6%
 
Writing Test
201087.0%72.4%71.9%
200980.8%76.4%68.1%
 
Source: SC Department of Education 2009-2010

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