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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Aiken High School is a public school located in Aiken, SC. It has 1,432 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
Address
449 Rutland Drive
Aiken, SC 29801
Telephone
(803) 641-2500

Aiken High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1110
121 responses
Average ACT
24
74 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,442
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$860
National
$949
Median Home Value
$175,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
48%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
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  • Sidewalk Art Day
    26%
  • Friday Night Football Games
    15%
  • Marching Band Season
    11%
  • Senior Picnic
    11%
  • Cook out
    8%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Career Night
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,432
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,069
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
46%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,425/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Aiken High School Reviews

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I’m not a senior at Aiken High school and these 4 years have been amazing. I have some of the best teachers, counselors and my principal is awesome.
I am a cheerleader and I am very active in a lot of clubs the school offer.
I don’t have anything bad to say because everything and everyone has been great!
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I overall had a great experience at aiken high. For the most part I have never had problems with any of my teachers almost all of them we helpful when it needed it. They always made sure there were things we could do to stay occupied with curricular activities like the buddy club, interact, serteens, the volunteer club, beta club, and so much more. Also our school dances were always so much fun. I met and got to know someone at every single one just because we all would dance together and everyone would have a great time. They also made sure our parents we’re involved. They contact them when things are wrong but also send emails to praise us when we do right.
Aiken High is a decent school. Aiken high brought me closer to the people I am around currently. I’ve played on the sports team at Aiken High and we may not been as good but we connected well. Aiken High brings students together and make connections. The Aiken High staff is decent as well. They do help you prepare for the next level. Especially English teachers, they prepare you as much as they can. And Aiken High has a lot of pride !