W J Keenan High School

361 Pisgah Church Rd, Columbia, SC 29203 | (803) 714-2500
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 783
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 361 Pisgah Church Road, Columbia, SC 29203
  • Principal or Admin: Alvin D. Pressley
  • Website: keenan.richlandone.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: 783
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 54.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 14.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 388 (49.6%)
  • Females: 395 (50.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 37 (4.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 452 (57.7%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 489 (62.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
W J Keenan High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black77198.5%
Asian--
Hispanic60.8%
White60.8%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For W J Keenan High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade25332.3%
10th Grade22128.2%
11th Grade17121.8%
12th Grade13817.6%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 30%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:70%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 17 Years
  • Average Salary: $47,383
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
W J Keenan High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$36,59819%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$49,96281%
Source: SC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 5

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5 reviews for W J Keenan High School

  • Reviewed by Teacher on June 10, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Next year will be my fifth year of teaching at Keenan High School. I have taught some exceptionally bright students, and most students strongly desire a good education. The school has a strong sense of pride, and likes to call itself a family. Teachers work hard for students to be successful, and students work hard too. many are involved in numerous extra-curricular activities at the same time. The administration is excellent: smart leaders who generally focus on the important issues at hand. The homework load is appropriate, with teachers deemphasizing busy-work, and trying to assign tasks that are appropriate and engaging. I am planning to teach at Keenan for many years to come. It is a special place.
  • Reviewed by Teacher on January 08, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The faculty and staff do their best to help all students achieve success, and the students are mostly good kids willing to work hard.
  • Reviewed by Student on October 29, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • omg i love keenan they are so persisted with making sure there students are on a good task
  • Reviewed by Community Member on October 29, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i think this school is wonderful all of my family goes to this school. im a keenan baby in action.

Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that W J Keenan 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
201080.5%79.9%85.9%
200984.0%81.0%84.6%
 
Math Test
201076.0%73.4%81.7%
200970.5%69.8%79.6%
 
Source: SC Department of Education 2009-2010

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