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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
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
W.J. Keenan High School is a public school located in Columbia, SC. It has 691 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% 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
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
970
33 responses
Average ACT
18
56 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
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,899
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$892
National
$949
Median Home Value
$151,500
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
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
691
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
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,606
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
$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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Keenan High school was one of the best schools in my district. We dominated in sports, band, and in the grades we obtained as a school. There were ups and downs about Keenan but overall it was a great experience and I enjoy going back when i can!
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.