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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Laurens County School District No. 55 is a public school district located in Laurens, SC. It has 5,928 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
About Laurens County School District No. 55...
Address
301 Hillcrest Drive
Laurens, SC 29360
Telephone
(864) 984-3568

Laurens County School District No. 55 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1050
129 responses
Average ACT
23
71 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,928
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,687
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$55,789,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,371/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$34,517
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$648
National
$949
Median Home Value
$85,900
National
$184,700

Laurens County School District No. 55 Reviews

33 reviews
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Teachers are amazing, but the current leadership is barely competent at best. It is a friendly school district, but I do not personally recommend sending your children to the school district's schools. In weaker sections of the community, the schools have poor conditions and need renovations and upgrades badly! More funding would be ideal if more people would move there. However, it is a small rural area, so that is highly unlikely.
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The School itself is good. They push kids to work their hardest but one bad thing is a very large lack of communication. The lack of communication between teachers and administration. The people there all around was nice and the diversity was very well. They did very poorly on college readiness and guidance councilors did little to nothing for me. I maybe met the once or twice a year and that is it. If you had a problem and needed a therapist, they could not afford one so you were just out of luck. There was a wide range of school activities and clubs you could participate and the school also helps out with the community very well.
Although I have attended Laurens District 55 High School for two years, I have experienced a plethora of different, amazing, and subpar circumstances. To begin with, the opportunities at Laurens are amazing, such as the GEARUP grant program, free tutoring programs, out-of-state opportunities, and a variety of assessments to take to prepare you for college. On the other hand, there are the stances where learning isn’t the initial priority at school, and passing the class is deemed more important than retaining critical information. Not only that, but the issue of safety has occurred several times recently, with constant confrontations, and weapons on campus. However, the police and administration squad are quick to handle the predicaments and implement a safe atmosphere in the school. Overall, although there are several downfalls to Laurens District High School, the amazing opportunities and support from the administration allow me to achieve my goals and become successful in life.