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
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
W.J. Keenan High School is a public school located in Columbia, SC. It has 708 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
361 Pisgah Church Road
Columbia, SC 29203
Telephone
(803) 714-2500

W.J. Keenan High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
940
30 responses
Average ACT
19
46 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
708
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
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
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
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
$15,167/ 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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Overall my experience was good. You are offered a lot of resources and assistance and the teachers are willing to help. My biggest downer was the diversity of the school. I wish that there were more people from different backgrounds and cultures that you can learn and interact with. Also, they could have more resources available to the students. From my freshman year to my senior year, the school as improved greatly and still is. They have one of the best engineering programs in the district and area!
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W.J. Keenan High School encourages students more than any other school would. Not only are we in a great environment, the staff and the school itself believes in you. Being a teenager now seems difficult to most, but Keenan High School creates a loving atmosphere for each individual student. They allow all students to feel secure and make them believe they are able to accomplish any goal the student would like to acquire. Last but not least the loving teachers. At Keenan you will not just know why you need to learn something, but why you need to know it. I recommend this high school to each and every high school student.
W J Keenan High school really gave me a whole better outlook on High school. Being a transfer student from a not so good school, the W J Keenan teachers, coaches and other staff members really welcomed me with open arms. They also took my education very serious being a football player. They made sure that I had any and all help I may have needed for any class. The football coaches were so encouraging and determined to help me get in a good College and thank God for them I was excepted by Emory and Henry College. The best experience ever