B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
449 Rutland Drive
Aiken, SC 29801
Telephone
(803) 641-2500

Aiken High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1110
89 responses
Average ACT
24
55 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
44%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Sidewalk Art Day
    26%
  • Marching Band Season
    13%
  • Friday Night Football Games
    13%
  • Senior Picnic
    9%
  • Cook out
    8%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Career Night
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,433
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%
41%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
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.34 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Aiken High's English and History courses were absolutely astounding. I was always in Honors and AP courses, so I was therefore offered "better" education. The teachers who taught those courses obviously enjoyed their job and made learning a lot more fun than in a standard CP class; I was in CP classes for other subjects, so I was exposed to different learning environments. Other subjects...did not do so well in teaching me in my opinion. Science and math especially. Teachers would admit to previously preferring another career, or make excuses as to why they couldn't come to school for weeks or even months at a time. I missed out on a lot of math education, and it effected my SAT and ACT scores. What I'm trying to say is.. Aiken High did not prepare me well in times of teachers' unavailability. I was left behind and still pay the price as I lack some basic skills in some areas. The school seemed to pride themselves more on sports rather than education.
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Aiken High School is on the contrary to the romurs of being a "bad school." AHS had outstanding teachers, and has endless opportunities offered to you. As a student, you must find your place within the school. Pick out the students who make AHS seem like a "bad school," and separate, or help them. I am a Band student and Naval JROTC cadet at AHS. These two programs are what keep my heart pumping; pumping encouragement, discpline, courage, happiness, and enthusiasm. I have a second home here at Aiken High, souly because of the programs and extracurricular activities AHS offers. My band director has been the father that I never had since middle school, and my for instructors from NJROTC has did endless things to help me out, rather it be, transportation, clothing, or a simpler haircut, they did it. I've been blessed here at AHS, so no, it is not a "bad school."
Aiken High School is a great all around school, it provides excellent academic, athletic, and community achievements. Aiken high has graduated some of the most elite students, such as the Wendy Heisman award winner, numerous of Coca-Cola winners, and etc. Not only does it excel in academics it also excels in athletics as our Volleyball team won the state championship and the track team has a state title in 5 different events. To say all that Aiken High is all about business so we don't have as many pep rallies but best believe at the football and basketball games the hype is top notch.