Philip Simmons High

Public 9-12

 3080 River Village Drive
       Charleston, SC  29492


(843) 471-2960

District: Berkeley 01

SchoolDigger Rank:
50th of 226 South Carolina High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,321 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5
Number of students:  731

Racial breakdown:

White:
66.3%
African American:
23.1%
Hispanic:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.8%

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Compare Details Philip Simmons High ranks better than 77.9% of high schools in South Carolina. It also ranks first among 8 ranked high schools in the Berkeley 01 School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.8. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (66.3%), African American (23.1%), Hispanic (5.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 21.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Berkeley 01 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Philip Simmons High is 14.5, which is the 3rd best among 8 high schools in the Berkeley 01 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Philip Simmons High is $11,321, which is the 4th highest among 8 high schools in the Berkeley 01 School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Philip Simmons High:

SchoolDigger ranks Philip Simmons High 50th of 226 South Carolina public high schools. (See Philip Simmons High in the ranking list.)

Berkeley 01:

SchoolDigger ranks Berkeley 01 34th of 76 South Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Philip Simmons High

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2021 74.13 36th 227 84.1%
2022 67.80 50th 226 77.9%

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

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Enrollment information for Philip Simmons High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2018 110 88 3 10 0 0 6 0 217
2019 218 128 6 20 0 0 18 0 390
2020 324 170 7 24 0 0 20 0 545
2021 407 183 6 31 1 0 20 0 648
2022 485 169 5 41 1 0 30 0 731

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 Philip Simmons High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 217 21.5 10.0 41
2019 390 32.0 12.1 30.3
2020 545 44.0 12.3 28.4
2021 648 48.0 13.5 20.4
2022 731 50.2 14.5 21.8

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Philip Simmons High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 217 21.5 10.0 41
2019 390 32.0 12.1 30.3
2020 545 44.0 12.3 28.4
2021 648 48.0 13.5 20.4
2022 731 50.2 14.5 21.8

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 Philip Simmons 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 $522 (3.3%) $118 (0.7%) $641 (4.1%) $13,060 (82.6%) $2,108 (13.3%) $15,168 (95.9%) $15,809
2020 $161 (1.1%) $43 (0.3%) $204 (1.4%) $12,595 (84.9%) $2,036 (13.7%) $14,631 (98.6%) $14,835
2021 $197 (2.1%) $108 (1.1%) $305 (3.2%) $8,487 (89.9%) $647 (6.9%) $9,134 (96.8%) $9,439
2022 $347 (3.1%) $410 (3.6%) $757 (6.7%) $9,166 (81.0%) $1,398 (12.3%) $10,564 (93.3%) $11,321

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Philip Simmons High

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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (Philip Simmons High)65.350.7
 14.6%
   End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (Berkeley 01)62.358.5
 3.8%
   End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (South Carolina)68.666
 2.6%
End of Course Biology 1/Applied Biology 2 (Philip Simmons High)79.166.4
 12.7%
   End of Course Biology 1/Applied Biology 2 (Berkeley 01)69.356.5
 12.8%
   End of Course Biology 1/Applied Biology 2 (South Carolina)67.257.5
 9.7%
End of Course English 1 (Philip Simmons High)75.792.1
 16.4%
   End of Course English 1 (Berkeley 01)78.982.8
 3.9%
   End of Course English 1 (South Carolina)78.984.3
 5.4%
End of Course U.S. History and the Constitution (Philip Simmons High)6871.7
 3.7%
   End of Course U.S. History and the Constitution (Berkeley 01)66.954.5
 12.4%
   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 Students390648
 66.2%
African American128183
 43%
American Indian01
Asian66
Hispanic2031
 55%
Pacific Islander00
White218407
 86.7%
Two or More Races1820
 11.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients30.3%20.4%
 9.9%




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In the 2021-22 school year, 731 students attended Philip Simmons High.

Students at Philip Simmons High are 66% White, 23% African American, 6% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races.

Philip Simmons High ranks 50th of 226 South Carolina high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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