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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Sumter High School is a public school located in Sumter, SC. It has 2,299 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.

Sumter High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1050
285 responses
Average ACT
21
168 responses
AP Enrollment
1%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$39,329
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$805
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
59%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 112 responses
  • Spirit week
    23%
  • Friday football
    12%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Pep Rallies
    10%
  • Football Jamboree
    9%
  • Theatre Shows
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,299
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,853
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.3%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.62 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.62 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.62 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
$10,832/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.76 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.76 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.76 responses
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The Best High School ever.Growing up, I’ve heard adults say, “High school was the best four years of my life!” Because of that, I expected to have a blast when I entered freshman year. However, I didn’t realize high school was the best four years of their lives because they made it the best years of their lives. I didn’t realize that if I also wanted to have the best four years of my life, I needed to do things I actually enjoyed doing.

Even right now, all my classes are extremely rigorous, time consuming, somewhat distasteful and just all around stressful. I definitely haven’t been having the best time of my life these past four years. But I also know people who are in every extracurricular in existence, who are also taking amazing and interactive classes – they seem to be really enjoying their high school experience. While I don’t regret taking the classes I’m taking, I do wish I could have had the chance to make more meaningful memories.
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What I liked about Sumter High while in-person school was still in session, was how many interactive school activities there are. There are many clubs offered, hobby-related classes, sports, and events held after school. Due to the pandemic, we're going to be starting online for the first semester. A club I'm currently in named Student Government, we are trying our best to create events or activities that cause minimal to zero contact. No matter the challenge that the school faces, we all, as a team, always attack head-on.
I am in the IB program at our school and it is the only IB program in the county. So, my experiance is limited. I like my teachers. The younger ones in the school overall are pretty chill. The science department is full of monsters accept the gay one. The english department is lonely and depressed. The Scocial Stduies dept. is all white guy sports coaches. They chill. Math is... a mixed bag. The Art/Music dept. is a cult. A fun one though.
Oh, and we have and Enviormental center that's really nice. We also have a career center and it's so cool in there.
The luch ladies and custodians are friendly if you actully acknowlege their existance. The bath rooms suck. Gym stinks (of course) Lunch gets crazy interesting somethimes but, the food is not it Cheif. Their was a lizard infestation once. Found a rat skeliton under the bleachers. Rumor has it, there's a pool on the third floor.