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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Emerald High School is a public school located in Greenwood, SC. It has 904 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
150 Bypass 225
Greenwood, SC 29646
Telephone
(864) 941-5730
Website
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Emerald High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1080
108 responses
Average ACT
23
68 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$39,196
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$664
National
$949
Median Home Value
$116,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
54%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
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  • Homecoming
    29%
  • Tailgating is huge at our school
    21%
  • Pep Rallies
    14%
  • Baseball
    7%
  • Chrous showcases
    7%
  • Home Basketball Games
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
904
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,281
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,065/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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It was a good high school despite there it being hardly funded, unclean, and lack of care from both students and teachers. One thing that can be improved is having an exterminator coming through WEEKLY to ensure that there are no bugs or mice trolling the hallways. Making sure the guidance counselors actually care for their students and giving them the best advice possible. Upgrading on textbooks is absolutely necessary. Teaching course on politics and crrent climate of America is also necessary!
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Emerald is a very diverse high school containing students from various walks of life. It’s a great experience for students who’ve never seen a variety of different types of faces however, there are also some downsides to the school experience. The bathrooms of the school are not sanitary at all, and many of the teachers do not care to apply themselves to their craft, and assist students accordingly. The majority of the teachers that I have dealt with come to school everyday with a negative attitude which is indeed contagious to the other children. It’s as if there is no difference in maturity between teachers and students.Many of the teachers value cramming in as much information as possible as opposed to taking time to make sure students have a decent understanding of each subject. If I were in a position to change the environment of my school, I’d definitely work to train/hire teachers who value the well-being of students.
Emerald is a very friendly environment. The teachers at Emerald are willing to go out of their way to help students succeed. The students at Emerald look out for each other. This is shown through, "See something, Say something." This is a program that allows students to express something they saw that impacted someone or something in a negative way. The faculty and staff at Emerald push the students to challenge themselves and push themselves out of their comfort zone. The faculty and staff are very supportive through anything a student may be going through whether it is school-related or not. Emerald is a great school for not only academics and educational purposes but also for building friendships that will last a lifetime.