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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
D.W. Daniel High School is a highly rated, public school located in Central, SC. It has 1,117 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
140 Blue and Gold Boulevard
Central, SC 29630
Telephone
(864) 397-2900
Website

D.W. Daniel High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1210
96 responses
Average ACT
27
42 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$43,531
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$722
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
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  • Football games
    25%
  • Going with the senior physics class to Six Flags
    19%
  • Senior Fest
    15%
  • Big Lunches
    13%
  • Assemblies
    10%
  • Field Trips
    8%
  • Drama productions
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,117
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,107
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,813/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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D.W. Daniel High School Reviews

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Daniel High respects every aspect of their student body from athletics to the arts which bring plenty of money in equally! Love the new building and the students strive to be EXCELLENT. At Daniel, you will have to work hard to maintain a good GPA. The environment is extremely competitive, as there are lots of professors' kids who attend. They have recently redone their buildings and they are now some of the nicest buildings in Pickens County. Of course, you can't go to Daniel without attending a few football games. At Daniel the football players have precedent over everything. Overall a great school.
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At DW Daniel Hogh school, I've come to be one who keeps to my self to one who is open and very social. At the beginning of the year I joked around and played but the staff here at Daniel made me realize that college is near and I have to up my game because the professors don't play. I played football at Daniel and this helped me with like inner emotions and weightlifting helped me maintain a fit lifestyle. the teachers here help educate me and for that, I owe them because without them I wouldn't have been accepted by Clemson University. The Teachers do att they can to ready us for college and they do a pretty good job because I already know how to set my classes and to actually finish my assignments and to pay attention. I like especially how Clemson is very close to Daniel so we get all the help from them too for resources and plus the Clemson staff's children attend daniel so it helps boost up our academics level and makes class ranking very competitive.
D.W. Daniel High School is the greatest high school in South Carolina. We are blessed to have the best administration, faculty, staff and students. All school officials genuinely care about each student. They provide tutoring before, during study periods, teachers off periods and after school. I do not believe there is another school in the United States that is as dedicated to the students academic success as D.W. Daniel High School.