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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Pickens County School District is an above average, public school district located in Easley, SC. It has 16,278 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
1348 Griffin Mill Road
Easley, SC 29640
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Pickens County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1160
442 responses
Average ACT
25
316 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
16,278
Free or Reduced Lunch
60.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,409
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$184,710,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,755/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$47,024
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$749
National
$949
Median Home Value
$138,900
National
$184,700

Pickens County School District Reviews

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High school teachers saw everything and was there for it all. The good, bad, tragic and lazy times in our lives. They always had our backs and we could count on them at any times. Friday nights under the lights was so much more than football. It was where our community came together like family, united and cheered for out team win or lose. Sports running my body in 500 degree weather doing sprints. My coaches were very supportive and always there for me. My overall experience in High school was amazing!
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I stayed in Pickens County schools (Pickens, SC) until 8th grade, and then got my GED. The schools are small, but created a sense of community and closeness between all of the students. The schools were not rich, but were always able to provide us students with great, educational field trips. The teachers, the majority at least, were all sweet. They were not paid with gold, but they still were doing their absolutely best to ensure the students were receiving the best education to their ability,
I would not want to be anywhere else other than the School District of Pickens County. The education is challenging but I know it is going to prepare me for college and the future. If there was one thing that could be better it would be that teachers have a better understanding on what and how they teach, especially AP teachers. As a student who has taken AP classes, I have had a bad experience with taking AP classes and not learning what I needed to to pass the final exam at the end of the year.