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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
James F. Byrnes High School is a highly rated, public school located in Duncan, SC. It has 1,745 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% 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

James F. Byrnes High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1140
210 responses
Average ACT
23
124 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-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$32,439
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$744
National
$949
Median Home Value
$96,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Friday night games (football, basketball)
    57%
  • Not favorite but it was something to do w/ friends
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Randomly at lunch we will have fun games.
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • 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
1,745
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,619
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,812/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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James F. Byrnes High School Reviews

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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!
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I loved Byrnes and everything that came with it for the most part! The campus could definitely be more welcoming, however. I attended the school for four years and in my four years not much changed except for the addition of a new building. Now, I hear that it is a much better environment though.
I think the school needs to have more teachers, although that is something that needs to be handled by the state as we have a teacher shortage. Those involved in academics and sports are treated very well, and they usually have a goal in life. The administration shows great care for the students and handling issues, they are not your typical principals. They show that they want to solve the issue in help of the students, instead of punishing students.