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Aiken High School Key Info

In-depth school information including test scores and student stats for Aiken High School, Aiken, SC.

  • Name Aiken High School
  • 5 out of 10 GreatSchools Rating
  • Enrollment 1,481 students (as of 2014)
  • City Aiken, SC
  • County Aiken
  • District Aiken 01 School District
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Aiken High School Ratings

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Avg Rating4/54/54/54/53/53/5
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Aiken High School Reviews

1/5 Rating - Posted March 22, 2015
This school doesn't handle bulling well at all. Since moving to Aiken me and my daughter dealt with the tenth grade principal for the past two years his reply was people talk about people everyday. That all is true but a child shouldn't have to go to school to be called hurtful names and be taunted all day by other females.
Submitted by parent

5/5 Rating - Posted May 23, 2014
Our first impression of Aiken High was not the best: it seemed crowded, impersonal, and we worried about the social dynamics our kids -- having some social difficulties -- might face but, with time, we found AHS was a perfect fit. Our son attends and has excelled both academically and socially. He used to 'close up' academically in middle school -- easily grasping concepts but not doing his work or turning it in. Now he is a top student, unafraid to challenge himself and is taking advanced honors courses and excelling. He used to withdrawl socially. Now he deals with each day 'face-forward' and is interested in others' ideas and beliefs. We can't recommend this school enough, look forward to the further opportunities that will be offered him, and have no hesitation about our other children attending.
Submitted by parent

1/5 Rating - Posted May 6, 2013
bullying! Teachers do nothing about the bullying. They just tell the students to ignore it and they will stop. News Flash it doesn't work especially on the north side kids!
Submitted by student

4/5 Rating - Posted February 20, 2012
I attended AHS in the 70ty and it was one of the best hight schools in the state. We get out school what we put into school, you can blame the thachers if you want to, but it is the students that make it work or not work. If you do your part you will get one of the best hight school educatinos in the state of S.C.. Just wanted to say thanks to all of the teachers that put so much in me.
Submitted by parent

4/5 Rating - Posted January 30, 2012
Loved Aiken High when I was there! If you don't excel here, it's because you're lazy. Plain and simple. And I say that as someone who was lazy in high school but excelled greatly in college. Overall, the teachers are very good and work well with the students.
Submitted by student

1/5 Rating - Posted June 10, 2011
This is truly an awful school. I have been to schools in third world countries that are better maintained and have more up to date equipment. The student advisors are overworked and unless your child is a discipline problem or a 4.0 student you will receive no help at all. The german program is great but unfortunately that is the only program in the school that is worth mentioning.
Submitted by parent

5/5 Rating - Posted April 17, 2011
I am truly impressed by the German Program. Both my children are taking German right now and they love it.
Submitted by parent

5/5 Rating - Posted March 26, 2008
AHS is a wonderful high school. When we relocated to this area, we considered living in Aiken, Augusta, and even Lexington. We found that AHS offers our son everything he needs. He has excellent teachers who challenge and inspire him, he has met great friends who are good kids, and he participates in meaningful extracurricular activities. We feel confident that his experiences at AHS will have him well-prepared for college.
Submitted by parent

5/5 Rating - Posted June 11, 2007
If you want a great education, you can get one at Aiken High!
Submitted by parent

4/5 Rating - Posted April 16, 2007
Aiken High School is what you want to make it. If your there to learn, that is what you will find. But if your there for drama you will find that too. I aslo find that many teachers do not care about teaching, but the few who actually care make up for all of the others. So overall it depends on what you want from Aiken High School in order to fight that if your looking for the bad it will be found , but so will the good.
Submitted by student

4/5 Rating - Posted February 10, 2007
My daughter attends this school. You have to pick and choose which teachers you get, but you can get a rock-solid ecudation at Aiken HS. My only complaint is that she does not write much in her English classes.
Submitted by parent

1/5 Rating - Posted October 26, 2006
This is not a good school. I have/had three kids going to this school. The teachers do not want to take the time to teach your kids right.
Submitted by parent

4/5 Rating - Posted February 12, 2006
Aiken High is the most well-rounded school I have seen. I had three children graduate from there and all received excellent attention, individualized to their needs and personalities. From technology to sports, an absolutely incredible place for children to learn and grow.
Submitted by parent

5/5 Rating - Posted May 27, 2005
Aiken High is the best school all around. The teachers are amazing, the faculty is very nice, there are tons of things to do after school or during school. Aiken High has the best courses to take with a variety of classes to meet your interest. The campus is really big but it gets kids ready for college, with all the walking. Aiken High is the only school in Aiken County to have the IB program, which should say something. All the kids get along very well. My kids would definately go to Aiken High!
Submitted by student

5/5 Rating - Posted November 27, 2004
Aiken high is an awesome school. I think there should be more pep rallies though. But other than that it is the best school in aiken maybe even south carolina. Everyone gets along pretty well and unlike the school on the south side you arent judged by the clothes you wear or the car you drive but by your personality and how you act. But go hornets.
Submitted by student

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