South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics is a top rated, public school located in Hartsville, SC. It has 257 students in grades 11-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics Reviews
I started at GSSM in 2017, and I'll graduate in 2019. The school is great overall! The faculty really cares, the students are amazing, and the classes are interesting and engaging. The workload is crazy, but teachers are almost always availible after hours for tutoring, and there are tutoring centers open from 8-10 every weeknight. The dorms are pretty decent, and each floor has two lounges that are normally pretty clean and quite. The campus is small but there is always something to do; there's a movie room, pool, a student kitchen, videogame room, art studio, music studio, and a full training/workout room. Student clubs are super active. It's hard to stay put-together, but I wouldn't trade GSSM for the world. The administration needs a serious reality check, but the student-admin communication channels are always open, so change is more than possible.
Although the administration has some downfalls, the academics and environment is amazing! There could be improved organization, but the school offers a variety of classes that make attendance worth it. They also have a lot of student led clubs and activities so that there is something for everything.
The smaller class sizes at GSSM mean that each student gets more individual attention from teachers and the opportunity to be much more engaged in class. Almost all the teachers offer office hours where students can go for homework help or any other issues. One negative would be the necessity to adhere to South Carolina's educational requirements, as well as the school's additional requirements, as there were some courses I would have rather taken instead of required courses. However, many of my classes will articulate to the college I am attending (Clemson), and will allow me more freedom with the courses I take in college. The residential experience at GSSM is truly unique and, along with the small number of students, has allowed me to become very close with my peers and make some of the best friends I have ever had. I have also been able to be more involved with clubs and sports--I am captain of our soccer team, president of our art club, and treasurer of our student council.