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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Strom Thurmond High School is a public school located in Johnston, SC. It has 804 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Strom Thurmond High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1120
107 responses
Average ACT
23
58 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$49,200
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$617
National
$949
Median Home Value
$126,500
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
  • Graduation
    21%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Prom and other student-organized events.
    11%
  • Baseball games
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Marching Band- Colorguard
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
804
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,497
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.7%
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,426/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Strom Thurmond High School is actually a very great rural school to attend. Everyone within the facility is very close and all of the faculty and staff do an amazing job at making the entire school feel like one big family. It, of course, can be difficult, especially being an African-American male, to think that a school named after a South Carolina senator that supported racial segregation can be welcoming, especially with the current state of America, but it proved me wrong. Despite the name and the history behind it, Strom Thurmond High School has a very diverse student body with amazing faculty that can lead anyone to success, no matter their interests. At Strom Thurmond High School, I was able to succeed in both academics and the arts by obtaining many college credits and being able to connect and star as a lead in a show at a real community theatre. Overall, I truly do recommend Strom Thurmond High School and I am definitely ready for college.
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Strom Thurmond High School is based out of Johnston South CarolinaThey offer many clubs and organizations that match different personalities. The teachers genuinely care about the students and their success, which is why they are extremely rigorous. The food options could be slightly better for those with food allergies or dietary restrictions, but other than that I am extremely grateful to have gone to Strom Thurmond. There were many different posters hanging in the hallways that were uplifting and positive. The ladies bathrooms also have feminine products available for free, which is something a lot of the girls are extremely thankful for. The staff and administrators put countless hours in to ensure that our school is safe, sanitary, and welcoming for students and parents.
I'm a junior at this school. The student body is not that diverse, with it being a mostly black school, a quarter white and little to no Hispanics, mixed people, and one Asian who's foreign exchange. However, we are all friendly with each other when we want to be and are very has a sense of family. We all have each others back when it comes to sports. The teachers are either one or the other; they're either fantastic nice teachers or rude and bipolar. The latter is not open common, though. The classes can get you college ready but YOU have to do that yourself, as the counselors don't do that much. Being apart of two sports is fun and very fulfilling, but some of these coaches are not the brightest. The art program is not the best, from my perspective from taking two years. It felt like a waste of time. The music is fantastic, especially the marching band, which I'm apart of, and the musical, which create lovely plays each year. Overall, the schools meets some standards but not all.