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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Darlington County School District is a public school district located in Darlington, SC. It has 10,207 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
About Darlington County School District...
Address
120 East Smith Avenue
Darlington, SC 29532
Telephone
(843) 398-2267
Website

Darlington County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1110
144 responses
Average ACT
20
408 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
10,207
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,289
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$101,302,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,344/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    51%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    8%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$27,489
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$606
National
$949
Median Home Value
$87,200
National
$184,700

Darlington County School District Reviews

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Darlington County School District is an excellent school district. I love the academics rating, some kinds in our county may have a low reading rate, but at Lamar High teachers are able to work with kids one on one with their struggles. I love that about my school! We also have really good programs for this kids such as Teacher Cadet, Drama Club, Beta Club, and Academic challenge team. These programs helps students grow into young successful adults. The Darlington County School District is a great school district, we have excellent sports such as football teams, basketball teams, and an amazing marching band program. The only thing I believe the school district should work on is their rules, we are not allowed to do a lot of fun things that other schools are allowed to do such as, tacky day, pajama day, and switch gender day. Darlington County School District is a great school and I have enjoyed all of my 4 years in this school district.
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The Darlington County School District is very communicative when it comes to information. I believe that the school district prepares students for the future, whether they are going into the work force, military, or continuing their education at a university. As a student who has attended all three types of classes, college prep, honors, and duel enrollment, each class has a very rigorous curriculum. As a final point, the school district allows the student to feel comfortable in the environments they provide, which is a very significant element in a school district.
My experience at Darlington High School was an experience I would never forget. When I first entered Darlington High, I felt shy and timid however, the faculty, staff, and students were very welcoming which allowed me to step into my comfort zone and make new friends. Every student has a time when they find difficulties completing their assignments. When I got to this point in the academic school year my teachers and peers were very helpful with demonstrating how to complete my work. They would create games, reviews, and practice quizzes for all the students in the class to better understand the assignment. With all the help that my teaches and peers provided and with my own skills and abilities, I graduated from Darlington High School and now going on to college to further my education.