School Details

South Pointe High School

801 Neely Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730
(803) 980-2100

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1385 students 20 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
  • York 03 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
  • York 03 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Pointe High School is a public high school in Rock Hill. The principal of South Pointe High School is Al Leonard, who can be contacted at 1,385 children attend South Pointe High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 47% of the 1,385 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at South Pointe High School is 20:1. Applied Technology Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 52% 52%
Black, non-Hispanic 44% 36%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 2%
Multiracial 0.9% 2%
Asian 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    South Pointe High School is a cut above the other high schools in the Rock Hill area. The class sizes are smaller and the curriculum is too notch! SPHS offers IB/AP classes for ALL interested students beginning in the 11th grade. The other schools in the area make their student apply and there is a selection process. The school Principal Dr. Al Leonard is highly regarded in York County (even among teachers at the two other high schools!). He loves South Pointe and you will be hard pressed to find any school event where he is not in attendance! I have 2 children at SPHS and 1 who graduated last year. The parent involvement is wonderful and we have been extremely pleased with our children's education at South Pointe!! We highly recommend South Pointe !

  • (1 year ago)

    South Pointe High School Teachers and Administrative Staff do not follow District Employee Guidelines are absent quite often even durning exam reveiw and exam dates. Administration Staff do not know what is going in the class rooms of the teachers nor do they know if the teachers are present or not present for the day. AP History did not even cover the material needed to be covered in order for the students to be ready to handle or pass the AP exam. This school has so many issues that need to be dealt with that our three year experience has been a total nightmare. The Rock Hill School District Office does not know nor do they care about the problems with South Pointe High School. As was stated in the last Academic Awards Ceremony as long as we keep sending great football players to the University of South Carolina that is what matters. There is at least 10 to 15 disicipline problems a week fighting in lunchroom hallways bathrooms and classrooms. This school is out of control.

  • (3 years ago)

    South Pointe has a strong emphasis on academics as evidenced by the percentage of students who take IB AP and dual credit courses. My daughter's graduating class led the district in terms of the monetary value of scholarship offers - an outstanding feat considering it is the smallest of the district's high schools. My daughter was able to exempt several courses during her freshman year in college and has done quite well. South Pointe is an outstanding school in all aspects - academics arts and athletics.

  • (5 years ago)

    SPHS seems to have a singular focus on athletics to the detriment of academics. The staff up to and including the principal do not know how many students from last year's graduating class went on to university. Or for that matter how many received scholarships. But you can get a blow by blow account of last Friday's football game. The priorities at this school are out of whack.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am parent with a sophmore at South Pointe and I am very pleased with the administration there..Each time that I had an issue it was handled with professionalism and care. The teachers that have taught my child are caring and they really care about the students. I am grateful for South Pointe. Now as far as the coaching staff in some of the sports areas I do have issues with the favortism shown to some of the players and not to others. Not just with the coaching staff but the training staff as well. All the athletes deserve the same attention as the so-called 'stars' not taking away from those star players but develop other players to become stars as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    Staff is very unorganized and uninformed about their own the school system's policies as well as federal special education laws.I had to go to the school 3 times to try and enroll my child (this was after speaking with a guidance counselor and setting an appointment which she 'forgot' on the first 2 visits). A few of the teachers my child had really cared about their students and how they did but the school as a whole did not impress me as having much respect for its students.The administration was always hard to reach.The attendance person did not classify my child's absences correctly and it took several phone calls and a visit to the central office to correct it. The staff at my child's special education meetings were not knowledgeable about federal guidelines for the Exceptional Children's program and I often had to correct them or have central office call.

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