B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
227 Mustang Drive
Graniteville, SC 29829
Telephone
(803) 593-7100

Midland Valley High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1060
68 responses
Average ACT
23
40 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Pep rallies
    27%
  • Bonfires and pep rallies.
    19%
  • Student - teacher volleyball games
    11%
  • Football games
    8%
  • Midland Valley Olympics
    8%
  • Basketball Games
    8%
  • Spirit week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,262
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,073
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,588/ year
National
$11,890
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses

Midland Valley High School Reviews

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The school is way too small for a number of kids that go here. It's really meant to only hold about 800 students(if I'm correct) but we have about 1,500 enrolled currently. Several classrooms don't have enough desks and probably won't ever receive enough as the year progresses. The school could be a lot better but because of ridiculous rules set by the Aiken County School District, we are required to waste 50 minutes of the school day once a week, to do an advisory class, in which we watch random videos that in no way help us get a better education or succeed in life. Even the teachers do not of approve of the advisory program. Favoritism is shown towards athletic teams and students on those teams and other programs such as Band, Chorus, etc, have to fight to keep their programs alive and barely ever recognized that they even exist. The dress code set by the county was once respectable but now is too invasive and controlling, especially of girls. Example, students are not allowed to dye their hair, at ALL, are only allowed to wear one bracelet on an arm, and cannot wear a scarf to school.
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I honestly don't know whether the school is safe. We never know if a real emergency is happening, because the past 2 real bomb threats that were made, we were told they were drills. Aside from that, only the front doors to the school are locked. All side doors and back doors remain unlocked. Classroom doors are supposed to be locked but not enforced and only locked by the teachers that care. Security cameras exist but aren't monitor. An armed deputy, a Sgt with the Aiken County Sheriffs Office, dubbed with the title School Resource Officer, does absolutely nothing. The only time he comes out of his office is if there's a fight or someone has done something illegal. He adds no safety to the school. A school nurse, if very rarely available. A student very obviously had a broken arm and was told to go back to class. Staff have little or no first aid training and have this had almost caused further harm due to improper first aid. Drug sweeps happen once a year and the only time any other sweeps happen are if someone reports that they heard a student say they had a gun or are making threats to shoot up the school. ID's are enforced but the way they are enforced does not increase the safety of the school at all.
With the exception of sports, everything else is horrible. All funding goes to the sports teams. No support if given to anything of the arts. Band receives no funding but the level of commitment for it and the sports teams are fairly high. Any other clubs, such a Key Club, Beta Club, Student Council, etc, do absolutely nothing. I was a Beta Club member for a year and we did absolutely nothing. We were told to do 1,000 hours of service and that we had to turn them in at the end of the year. We weren't given any suggestions on what to do, we weren't ever involved with anything, the Beta Club did nothing as a whole to the better the CSRA or Midland Valley Community. Student Council is only a popularity contest and is just a title. The President literally does nothing but has nothing to do, no meetings to go to, and nothing they could do if they tried. Administrators rarely support anything other than sports unless you go out of your way to do something that makes the school look better than others in the county. The one time administrators have given support to the Band, was when we got invited to the Philidelphia Thanksgiving Parade. Even then, not much was given. Administrators expect the band, to show up at football games, but the has to raise their own money and then pay for the buses to go. Sports teams, on the other hand, have their own bus so they don't have to pay for anything.