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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
James F. Byrnes High School is an above average, public school located in Duncan, SC. It has 1,761 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
150 East Main Street
Duncan, SC 29334
Telephone
(864) 949-2355
Website
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James F. Byrnes High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1140
289 responses
Average ACT
23
159 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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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
$39,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$744
National
$949
Median Home Value
$97,900
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Friday night games (football, basketball)
    55%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Not favorite but it was something to do w/ friends
    9%
  • Randomly at lunch we will have fun games.
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Academic Team Competitions
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,761
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,756
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,172/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.58 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.58 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.58 responses
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College preparation level courses did not prepare students for college because these courses are very easy. In order to prepare for college, students must take honors level courses or higher. The majority of teachers were very kind and taught well. Food should be improved in order for their to be flavor. Facilities were kept clean. The newly added building looks very nice, while the older building leaks through the roof when it rains and has mold in the rooms. The school focuses more on sports than on music and arts. The guidance counselors do not help students with choosing the correct classes or scholarships. Their is no parent involvement. There are many excellent clubs and activities to do.
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The teachers and administrators genuinely care about the well being and success of the students. This is not only a school, but a family. The teacher make this an enjoyable place. The teachers genuinely love working here. There are many opportunities for success for people of all backgrounds. The facilities are nice, but could be better. I am beyond proud to be a Rebel!
I think James F Byrnes High school is a great school with a wonderful learning program! The teachers are all great and love their job. The sports are also amazing for this school. Not only do we have great athletes, we have great students. Everyone in Byrnes is diverse and different. When you walk into Byrnes it’s like a great big family everyone is so nice and things are great.