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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
W.J. Keenan High School is a public school located in Columbia, SC. It has 666 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

W.J. Keenan High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
990
46 responses
Average ACT
19
62 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$43,650
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$878
National
$949
Median Home Value
$168,800
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Athletic Activities
    44%
  • Prom
    31%
  • National Honors Society
    19%
  • Teacher cadet
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
666
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,077
Teachers in First/Second Year
11%
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,118/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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W.J. Keenan High School Reviews

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Very great atmosphere to be in, especially when hanging with the right crowd! Teachers are honest, earnest, non-biased, and believe that every student is worth the effort.
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W.J. Keenan has the best academics, faculty, and student school spirit. The school food could be a little better. The days we had canteen were my favorite. The school games are the best! The teachers kept us engaged while teaching the required curriculum.
First things first there are many thing I love and like about the school. The thing I love the most are the teachers being invested with the students and learning. Also, I like the sports they have swimming being one I will be participating in this year. Secondly, you have many choices of what extracurriculr classes you get to take. One for me being broadcast journalism I never would have know that, that was a curricular class.I like that we learn about the different communication tools used over the time periods. There are many diffrent reason I love this school but, you have to be here to decide for yourself.