School Details

Wade Hampton High School

100 Pine Knoll, Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 355-0100

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1561 students 21 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
  • Greenville 01 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
  • Greenville 01 average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wade Hampton High School is a public high school in Greenville. The principal of Wade Hampton High School is Lance Radford, whose e-mail is 1,561 students go to Wade Hampton High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 35% of the 1,561 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Wade Hampton High School is 21:1. Bob Jones Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 65% 60%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 26%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.06% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Wade Hampton High School is an excellent school-the teachers and the principal do a great job.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has only been in the school as a Freshman for two months. He has gone from D's and F's in middle school to A's and B's. I credit to the school for implementing a system where the students only have two core subjects at one time. Being able to focus on just two core subjects at a time will be the difference between my son barely surviving high school to thriving. So far the teachers have been great and the Wrestling coach is awesome! The school is also very clean and seems safe.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter received great education at WHHS. Hats off to a great and well rounded staff.! Thank you!

  • (2 years ago)

    To be completely honest it's not the best. Academics are great and all but it's to much of a challenge. Some teachers are really strict some really don't care some leave to much work and some leave none. The building it's self is actually pretty small compared to other schools. Prep central. The buses are late or delayed a lot and students here complain alot. You're not allowed to wear your own lanyard. I think thats a really dumn rule. You can hardly express yourself here without getting introuble. UGH. Anyways teachers expect allllllot from you. There's a lot of gossip and drama here. Other than all that it think all the rules and stuff are for ones own good. EOC scores are good to!

  • (3 years ago)

    I see that the latest review on this school is over 3 years old. Lots of things have changed in that time. Whade Hampton has made tremendous academic achievements since Mr. Lance Radford became principal. They have high acedemic achievement and honrs. Mr. Radford was principal of the year for SC 2 years ago. The school wone the prestigious Palmetto's Finest award in 2010. Graduation rates are up as well as school-wide test scores. The school is listed in Newsweek Magazine as one of the best high schools in the nation. Is it perfect? No No school is but I am very proud to send my son to this fine school and it's caring staff of teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    They have very high academic standards for their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my son's sophmore year at WHHS. Why don't middle school and high school teachers show more enthusiasm in teaching and care toward students??? There is no parental support for staff and the principal could care less about the student body. I know respect for teachers and admin. is almost nonexistant but it doesn't help that the staff/faculty has stopped trying and seems not to care whether these children become productive successful community members.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is awesome!! I am very pleased with the staff. The only beef I have is that they seem to be happy to suspend kids rather than send them to ISS for minor infractions like kissing in the hall. Other than that I really couldn't have asked for a better school!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is one of the worst schools my children have attended from the principle to the teachers. I wish I had done my home work on the school system before I moved my family here.

  • (8 years ago)

    It's a beautiful new facility with a brand new principal. If the parents would get involved and help fundraise for the teams/ sports/ band the school would be even better. All in all it's a very good school.

  • (8 years ago)

    It's not a real good School and the Principal will make us go to school on a Icy storm and the teachers is not any better they don't haveany fun in their even if they want to the principal want let them Mr.collington Mr.Hyust Coach Thomas is the only good teachers I like right now.

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