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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics is a top rated, public school located in Hartsville, SC. It has 280 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.
401 Railroad Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550
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South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1380
225 responses
Average ACT
31
165 responses
AP Enrollment
100%
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
$31,806
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$665
National
$949
Median Home Value
$130,900
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Breakfast of Champions
    20%
  • Night before graduation
    15%
  • Exam Weeks
    12%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Convocation
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • First Dance
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
280
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses

South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics Reviews

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The governor's school for science and math have been everything that i have ever expected it to be and more! Yes it sounds generic but i really enjoy going to this school. A major part of my enjoyment is the freedom that i gain and a fresh new area. I was able to go out more than i thought i would but also manage to balance my work life with my social life. And coming from a little town to a city was a breath of fresh air. I am also glad to have been able to experience more things than i thought i would ever in my life, and i am glad that i experienced them at an earlier portion in my life.
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When you first go here you will hear a lot of students say, “It gets really stressful at times, but I’d do it all over if I could.” Looking back, I couldn’t agree more! This was an amazing experience that makes the transition to college so much easier. The teachers are very committed to their students, and they care so much. The administration is terrible and so catty but other than that it’s great.
Unparalleled opportunity for SC. I've enjoyed taking classes I could take nowhere else in this state and living in a community of mostly bright and interesting peers. It's rigorous and if you seriously take advantage of everything here (international opportunities, connecting with teachers, etc.) you'll get far.

But there are some quality of life issues. The food is borderline inedible at times (seriously, people spend their parents' life savings eating out), Wi-Fi can get very slow, and there are a lot of communication barriers with admin and inconsistencies between teachers. It's hard to organize some club things because people are busy with work and there are always issues getting sponsors. It can also get pretty boring when you're stuck in a building of 250 people, some of whom go home, in Hartsville on the weekends. But every school has its flaws, I guess...