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  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 701 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% 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
37%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1000
50 responses
Average ACT
19
63 responses
AP Enrollment
8%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$45,663
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$910
National
$949
Median Home Value
$173,400
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.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Athletic Activities
    40%
  • Prom
    25%
  • National Honors Society
    15%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Teacher cadet
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
701
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,746
Teachers in First/Second Year
11%
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 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
$17,179/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 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 is a school that is on the rise. With its wonderful teachers and staff, this school has mega potential to be the best high school there is. The campus is very beautiful and their athletic department is one of the best in the state of South Carolina. They are constantly winning State Championship Titles in almost every sport. Not mention their academics program is exceptional. This is a very decent school overall and I highly recommend parents to enroll their students.
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.