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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
North Central High School is an above average, public school located in Kershaw, SC. It has 484 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
About North Central High School...
Address
3000 Lockhart Road
Kershaw, SC 29067
Telephone
(803) 432-9858
Website

North Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1090
21 responses
Average ACT
23
25 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$46,565
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$726
National
$949
Median Home Value
$121,200
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Homecoming pep rally and game
    75%
  • N/A
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    13%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
484
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,338
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,082/ year
National
$12,239
44%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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North Central High School has been a safe buffer between my childhood and my adult life. However, I feel as if the environment is no where near enough to give us a glimpse at what comes after high school. There is not enough resources or options for students regarding courses. For example the only foreign language available is Spanish. There is also not enough diversity within our school which I’m turn makes it difficult to fit in if you are of a different culture. I will say that North central is a very great school academically. Due to its small size, this school is able to allow teachers to focus on its students. There are not many students which facilitates the job for teachers. This means that there is not much disciplinary issues since the students are monitored closely. Overall north central is a decent environment.
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I, myself, have always had a positive experience at North Central High School. I have never been bullied, nor I have never been in detention. Although some students' opinion could differ, I like every teacher at my school. They never fail to help somebody, even when it comes to relationships or home life. Overall, I would change nothing about my school, other than the lunch food and the size of the band room. Most of the school's money goes to the athletic departments, football. Therefore, the band and other forms of art struggle when it comes to being acknowledged for their hard work and devotion. That's the only thing I would change about North Central High School.
Most kids here are rude. Drugs regularly circulate through students and most of those kids get caught. the dropout rate is outstanding, in 2018 the senior class has less than 100 students. teachers who 'teach' mandatory classes use sites like Schoology and don't care that the students aren't retaining information. Most students here have no class or respect for themselves and some even fit the stereotypical "redneck". The amount of students with depression is too high and there are only a few that use Livewell's therapy program. the school's cliques are so tight-knit that newcomers to the school are left with kids who also have no friends.