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  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 5,755 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
301 Hillcrest Drive
Laurens, SC 29360
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Laurens County School District No. 55 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1050
151 responses
Average ACT
23
81 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,755
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,573
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.6%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,988/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$36,228
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$679
National
$949
Median Home Value
$90,800
National
$184,700

Laurens County School District No. 55 Reviews

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Laurens High School is small enough to where teachers can personally help you succeed, but also large enough to where you can always make new friends. The teachers and administration want, more than anything, for their students to succeed. Go raiders!
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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.
There are many good things about LDHS. The staff and teachers are overall very good and do what they can to help see their students succeed. Not only that, but the courses and material available for students is very good. You are available to take classes that may challenge you, that you are interested in, and classes that count towards college such as dual enrollment and AP courses. One thing that I believe should be improved the most is the safety there. They were working hard to improve that and took steps that benefited the student safety before I left, but there is still work to be done at a school that size containing that amount of students. It isn't always easy to manage and control the amount of students that we have and we all know that, but I know that if there were a shooting or another instance of that sort that the majority of the students didn't feel as safe as they should. Overall, LDHS is great but just like any other high school, there is still more to be done.