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Spartanburg High School is a public high school in Spartanburg. The principal of Spartanburg High School is Rodney Graves, whose e-mail is rdgraves@spart7.org. 1,511 children attend Spartanburg High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 63% of the 1,511 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Spartanburg High School is 16:1. Spartanburg Day School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 60% 59%
Hispanic 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 33%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.07% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 64%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Yes my school has won awards for "best high school" based upon test scores and administration statistics but it is quite obvious that those awarding the accolades never visited the school. I have had teachers who were openly misogynistic and teachers who were openly hostile to students with disabilities. Don't get me wrong there are a lot of fantastic teachers but ask classmated for their opinions before you sign up for classes. There are definitely teachers to go out of your way to avoid. Sure it's a fantastic school if your student is 100% average academically socially and economically but if you're above average academically or below average socially or economically good luck. Also if you're female school adopted policies on sexual harassment will negatively impact your life. The administration is convinced that they don't have a problem with the males of the student body harassing women. They're only fooling themselves. All in all totally average. Very little that's exceptional or excellent unless you're in the market for collecting hair weave that collects in the corners of the hallways. There is an abundance of that.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a student at Spartan High my experiences here over the last two years have been incredible. The faculty staff and teachers go above and beyond what is expected of them and never once have I had a teacher refuse a request for extra help. I look forward to what my senior year will bring and with such a diverse student body I'm sure that I will make new friends and enjoy new experiences. I hold high expectations for myself and my school for senior year and with all the resources I have here at SHS to help me I'm sure that I won't be disappointed.

  • (7 years ago)

    Spartanburg High School is the best high school in Spartanburg County. The diverse learning environment is a benefit to students. The challenging courses prepare students for college and the AP program is one of the best in the state. A lot of the teachers have obtained master's degrees and doctorial degrees no other high school in Spartanburg County can say that.

  • (8 years ago)

    SHS is the first public high school in the country to win the National Blue Ribbon Award four times. Several AP courses from which to choose. Dr. Epps is a supportive English teacher with publishing credits. Dedicated guidance counseling staff. Student opportunities for dual enrollment at Spartanburg Technical College. Strong active PTSO. Football games played at Wofford College training center of the Carolina Panthers.

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