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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Spartanburg High School is a highly rated, public school located in Spartanburg, SC. It has 2,004 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

Spartanburg High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1130
362 responses
Average ACT
24
129 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$38,325
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$770
National
$949
Median Home Value
$116,800
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.37 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 93 responses
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  • Sports
    27%
  • Homecoming and Prom
    19%
  • Pep Rally
    18%
  • Black History Day
    15%
  • Orchestra Concerts
    10%
  • Chorus
    8%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,004
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,062
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.9%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
82%
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
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,302/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.71 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.71 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.71 responses
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Spartanburg High School Reviews

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The school has a decent Science, technology, and math but nothing outstanding. Great environment, recently build a brand new school so great facility. Overall great school for getting education!
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I attended Spartanburg High School for 4 years. I had a great time because I was involved with sports and activity clubs. I was able to create some great relationships with friends and administration. I had the same principal for the first 3 years. My senior year, I got a new principal, a new school, and our school for the first time in history, has our very own football stadium and fine arts center. The school has always used a local college football field and fine arts center for chorus performances. As a graduating senior, all of these firsts were extremely exciting. COVID-19 happened and it dampened all of our senior activities. We had no prom. Our district and school administrators were really hard to make the seniors feel special. We had a senior parade, they did a senior recognition slide show, and made it possible to have a graduation with parents in attendance. I am grateful for all of the effort they put together to make sure our senior year wasn't completely ruined.
Spartanburg High School has proven to be a very welcoming community for me. Even during these trying times, counselors, teachers, and administrators have been extraordinarily helpful with maintaining my academic career. SHS is very technologically involved compared to most high schools. AP and other high level classes are very plentiful. SHS continues to strive toward racial equity taking student comments and experiences seriously.