School Details

T. L. Hanna High School

2600 Hwy 81 North, Anderson, SC 29621
(864) 260-5110

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1719 students 18 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade


High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anderson 05 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards


End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school sutdents in Algebra 1, Biology 1, English 1, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit.The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anderson 05 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

T. L. Hanna High School is a public high school in Anderson. The principal of T. L. Hanna High School is Michael Sams. 1,719 students attend T. L. Hanna High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 38% of the 1,719 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at T. L. Hanna High School is 18:1. Montessori School of Anderson is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 62% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 34%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.06% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I have three children that attended and graduated from this school. In addition I taught here in the same school district. My advice depends on the type of student your child is. If your child is above average and college all means...this is the better school in Anderson. Conversely if your child is a struggling student...MOVE...It has been my experience that this school does nothing to help these students achieve. They only care about the Who's Who students and the affluent.

  • (4 years ago)

    I enjoy coming to TLH but there are some things that can be improved on.

  • (6 years ago)

    im a student here at hanna and i've loved it here for the past 4 years. RADIO yourr the besttttttt. ) this scholl is great! i highly recomendd.

  • (9 years ago)

    The guidance counselors at this school are the best! They work very hard to see that each child has the information they need to succeed.

  • (9 years ago)

    I highly recommend Hanna High School as a school where students can choose to get involved in a variety of activities and where they will receive a great education.I am a former Hanna teacher who has had teaching experience at 5 other high schools. My children attended the public schools in the area and we were very satisfied with their overall education.

  • (10 years ago)

    I'm not a parent but an ex-student of Hanna and I loved it. It had great opportunities available to those interested in them but you could do as much or as little as you wanted; educationally and extra-curricularly. Like any other opportunity it has to be taken advantage of. I was busy seven days a week but had close friends who only went to class (most of the time). I had wonderful relationships with certain teachers and administrators while some friends were constantly in ISS (In School Suspension). My point is that Hanna is a fantastic school but if the student chooses not to take advantage of its opportunities Hanna will seem like any other.

  • (10 years ago)

    Just saw the picture RADIO and I have a downsyndrome 46yr old son that was a waterboy manager and asst. coach at Picayune High School Picayune MS under Coach Ezell Lee now a state senator of MS and his son Dodd Lee for 30yrs. He died this past 8/20/04 and the team honored him in the papers state and local and the team were pallbearers. He loved people and they loved him. Picayune #1 and Coach Dodd Lee#1 he would tell everyone. Thank GOD for schools like Hanna and Coaches like Harold Jones and the Lee's. Sincerely Billie Blades MOM and guardian

  • (10 years ago)

    After sending my child to T.L. Hanna I was appalled at the way things were at this school. I was told that this was the best school in the South but I failed to see it. There was a lack of administrative leadership and support. I expect more from a school with such rave reviews.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have heard some reports about misbehaving students that are in my eyes out of control If you have a child an or relative that is currently enrolled at TL Hanna High School I highly recomend them to consiter to moving to another school such as Pickens High in Pickens. I hope you will proceed more with the advice given above. Sincerely Concerned Parent!

  • (11 years ago)

    I'm a parent but not of a student here. My family and I just watched 'Radio' and were in tears of joy at the outcome. What a great school you have. Hats off to you.

  • (11 years ago)

    T.L.Hanna is a National Blue Ribon School and a State of South Carolina Palmetto's Finest recipiant. Award winning marching band as well as Jazz band. High academic achievment school. Beautiful building and great teachers for the most part.

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