School Details

Emerald High School

150 Bypass 225, Greenwood, SC 29646
(864) 942-5730
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 941 students 16 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

92%
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91%
85%
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84%

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
  • Greenwood 50 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
84%
86%
63%
67%
80%
63%
73%
77%
32%
47%
67%
100%
100%
95%
54%
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57%

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
  • Greenwood 50 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Emerald High School is a public high school in Greenwood. The principal of Emerald High School is Sabra Price, whose e-mail is pricesm@gwd50.org. 941 children attend Emerald High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 49% of the 941 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Emerald High School is 16:1. Greenwood High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 58% 47%
Hispanic 4% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 35% 42%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 58%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    As an avid Vikings fan I believe that Emerald is the best high school in the Lakelands area because we have a very strong student and unique student body. Academically excellent as well as athletically (in most sports).

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is recentkly renovated and has top technology located in every room. Including Promethean boards phone systems and Speakers. ALthough the school has had sometrouble with slow constuction overall the student body is very pleased with the construction and likes the 'New Emerald'. As an SGA rep I understand the studet's opinions and most are very happy. The only problem is with the teachers notunderstanding how to work all the new technology. Which will come with experience. Hope this review helps with students parents and other families wanting to know more about this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    As far as I can tell Emerald is a very good school. The extracurricular activities have very devoted teachers. Most of the teachers are very good but there are a few exceptions. The teachers and staff are very nice (with one exception). The gap between 'cool' and 'uncool' kids doesn't really exist but rather we have formed groups that can't really be defined all of which mingle. Overall a very nice school.

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