Aiken High

Public 9-12

 449 Rutland Drive
       Aiken, SC  29801


(803) 641-2500

District: Aiken 01

SchoolDigger Rank:
135th of 227 South Carolina High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,670 Help

Feeder schools for Aiken High:

Elementary:    Aiken Elementary
    J. D. Lever Elementary
    North Aiken Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1
Number of students:  1,244

Racial breakdown:

African American:
47.6%
White:
40.5%
Hispanic:
8.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65.1%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 2, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Aiken High ranks worse than 59.5% of high schools in South Carolina. It also ranks 4th among 8 ranked high schools in the Aiken 01 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 37.8. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (47.6%), White (40.5%), Hispanic (8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 65.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Aiken High is 16.1. 4 high schools in the Aiken 01 School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Aiken High is $9,670, which is the 4th highest among 8 high schools in the Aiken 01 School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Aiken High:

SchoolDigger ranks Aiken High 135th of 227 South Carolina public high schools. (See Aiken High in the ranking list.)

Aiken 01:

SchoolDigger ranks Aiken 01 37th of 80 South Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Aiken High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 62.36 87th 187 53.5%
2006 63.85 70th 191 63.4%
2007 68.24 50th 191 73.8%
2008 58.68 98th 185 47.0%
2009 61.26 79th 188 58.0%
2010 52.94 104th 199 47.7%
2011 57.40 86th 199 56.8%
2012 52.47 107th 202 47.0%
2013 66.31 68th 203 66.5%
2014 63.42 81st 210 61.4%
2015 52.86 84th 232 63.8%
2016 46.03 103rd 231 55.4%
2017 43.72 96th 223 57.0%
2018 37.91 112th 216 48.1%
2019 44.44 95th 225 57.8%
2021 37.80 135th 227 40.5%

Data source: test scores: South Carolina Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Monday, March 19, 2018

Open Quote My family has been very satisfied with Aiken High. The teachers are caring, the guidance department is extremely helpful, and the administration is second to none. The new physical campus is pushing the school to an even greater level of excellence. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Aiken High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 681 457 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1138
1989 764 489 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1253
1990 779 508 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 1291
1991 749 497 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1254
1992 720 541 9 4 0 n/a n/a 0 1274
1993 722 503 10 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1238
1994 691 528 10 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1234
1995 759 565 8 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1338
1996 759 565 8 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1338
1997 912 549 12 7 2 n/a n/a 0 1482
1998 908 552 13 7 0 n/a n/a 0 1480
1999 936 574 7 12 0 n/a n/a 0 1529
2000 952 535 5 10 0 n/a n/a 0 1502
2001 960 567 4 10 0 n/a n/a 0 1541
2002 890 640 7 12 1 n/a n/a 3 1553
2003 890 640 7 12 1 n/a n/a 3 1553
2004 913 634 7 13 1 n/a n/a 1 1569
2005 880 611 14 25 4 n/a n/a 3 1537
2006 918 619 15 27 6 n/a n/a 5 1590
2007 955 675 9 29 6 n/a n/a 0 1674
2008 907 684 8 30 8 n/a n/a 6 1643
2009 856 705 9 35 4 n/a n/a 6 1615
2010 767 699 10 44 4 n/a n/a 5 1529
2011 773 644 8 38 6 1 11 0 1481
2012 744 596 7 62 3 1 19 0 1432
2013 737 573 7 64 4 0 22 0 1407
2014 738 585 7 73 4 0 29 0 1436
2015 708 580 5 96 2 0 42 0 1433
2016 705 592 2 80 3 2 48 0 1432
2017 712 600 2 104 3 1 46 0 1468
2018 660 609 5 112 6 1 45 0 1438
2019 602 615 7 80 5 1 35 0 1345
2020 585 577 7 92 4 0 33 0 1298
2021 504 592 6 100 3 0 39 0 1244

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Aiken High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1138 53.5 21.2 n/a
1989 1253 61.3 20.4 n/a
1990 1291 63.0 20.4 n/a
1991 1254 64.5 19.4 14.6
1992 1274 64.5 19.7 16.6
1993 1238 62.9 19.7 19.1
1994 1234 67.0 18.4 22.2
1995 1338 65.3 20.5 19.7
1996 1338 65.3 20.5 19.7
1997 1482 68.8 21.5 22.1
1998 1480 71.8 20.6 29.9
1999 1529 76.0 20.1 28.3
2000 1502 79.0 19.0 27.6
2001 1541 81.5 18.9 34.3
2002 1553 88.5 17.5 35.4
2003 1553 88.5 17.5 35.4
2004 1569 87.0 18.0 39.1
2005 1537 90.0 17.1 41.4
2006 1590 93.1 17.1 37.5
2007 1674 124.5 13.4 47.1
2008 1643 94.5 17.4 48.7
2009 1615 94.5 17.1 49.4
2010 1529 87.0 17.5 55.9
2011 1481 81.0 18.2 55
2012 1432 82.9 17.2 52.9
2013 1407 80.0 17.5 55.1
2014 1436 78.0 18.4 54.1
2015 1433 78.0 18.3 56.5
2016 1432 79.0 18.1 53.8
2017 1468 81.0 18.1 54.7
2018 1438 79.0 18.2 56.1
2019 1345 83.0 16.2 55.2
2020 1298 76.8 16.9 51.3
2021 1244 77.0 16.1 65.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Aiken High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1138 53.5 21.2 n/a
1989 1253 61.3 20.4 n/a
1990 1291 63.0 20.4 n/a
1991 1254 64.5 19.4 14.6
1992 1274 64.5 19.7 16.6
1993 1238 62.9 19.7 19.1
1994 1234 67.0 18.4 22.2
1995 1338 65.3 20.5 19.7
1996 1338 65.3 20.5 19.7
1997 1482 68.8 21.5 22.1
1998 1480 71.8 20.6 29.9
1999 1529 76.0 20.1 28.3
2000 1502 79.0 19.0 27.6
2001 1541 81.5 18.9 34.3
2002 1553 88.5 17.5 35.4
2003 1553 88.5 17.5 35.4
2004 1569 87.0 18.0 39.1
2005 1537 90.0 17.1 41.4
2006 1590 93.1 17.1 37.5
2007 1674 124.5 13.4 47.1
2008 1643 94.5 17.4 48.7
2009 1615 94.5 17.1 49.4
2010 1529 87.0 17.5 55.9
2011 1481 81.0 18.2 55
2012 1432 82.9 17.2 52.9
2013 1407 80.0 17.5 55.1
2014 1436 78.0 18.4 54.1
2015 1433 78.0 18.3 56.5
2016 1432 79.0 18.1 53.8
2017 1468 81.0 18.1 54.7
2018 1438 79.0 18.2 56.1
2019 1345 83.0 16.2 55.2
2020 1298 76.8 16.9 51.3
2021 1244 77.0 16.1 65.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Aiken High

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $394 (4.5%) $205 (2.4%) $599 (6.9%) $7,065 (81.1%) $1,052 (12.1%) $8,117 (93.1%) $8,716
2020 $507 (5.2%) $301 (3.1%) $808 (8.4%) $7,612 (78.7%) $1,250 (12.9%) $8,862 (91.6%) $9,670

Data source: South Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Aiken High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 95th of 225 High schoolsRanks 135th of 227 High schools
 17.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (Aiken High)54.619.4
 35.2%
   End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (Aiken 01)6848.4
 19.6%
   End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (South Carolina)68.661.5
 7.1%
End of Course Biology 1/Applied Biology 2 (Aiken High)6448.7
 15.3%
   End of Course Biology 1/Applied Biology 2 (Aiken 01)67.550.6
 16.9%
   End of Course Biology 1/Applied Biology 2 (South Carolina)67.257.3
 9.9%
End of Course U.S. History and the Constitution (Aiken High)77.550.2
 27.3%
   End of Course U.S. History and the Constitution (Aiken 01)70.453
 17.5%
   End of Course U.S. History and the Constitution (South Carolina)66.958.2
 8.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students13451244
 7.5%
African American615592
 3.7%
American Indian53
 40%
Asian76
 14.3%
Hispanic80100
 25%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
Two or More Races3539
 11.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients55.2%65.1%
 9.9%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the South Carolina Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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