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Orangeburg Wilkinson High School

601 Bruin Parkway


Orangeburg, SC 29118

2015

South Carolina
State Report Card

State and federal laws require public schools to release report cards to the public each year. This year, the report card has been updated to
reflect changes in reporting directed by the SC Education Oversight Committee. Schools will not be rated for state accountability purposes until
Fall 2017 when the state will transition to a single accountability system. The following reports student performance in school year 2014-15.

Grades:
Enrollment:
School Phone:
School Website:

9-12 High
1,163 students
803-514-6180
http://ow.ocsd5.net/

Principal:
Superintendent:
Board Chair:

David L. Norman
Dr. Cynthia Wilson
Mary B. Ulmer

WORLD CLASS SKILLS & LIFE AND CAREER CHARACTERISTICS


Our school is helping all students develop the world class skills and life and career
characteristics of the Profile of the Graduate by

Profile of the SC Graduate


World Class Knowledge
Rigorous standards in language arts
and math for career and college
readiness
Multiple languages, science,
technology, engineering,
mathematics (STEM), arts and
social sciences*
World Class Skills
Creativity and innovation
Critical thinking and problem solving
Collaboration and teamwork
Communication, information,
media and technology
Knowing how to learn
Life and Career Characteristics
Integrity
Self-direction
Global perspective
Perserverance
Work ethic
Interpersonal skills
* 21st Century core courses in Social
Sciences include History, Geography,
Economics, Government and Civics.

Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School has made great strides during the 2014-2015 school
year. In efforts to increase student achievement, our school-wide intervention block was
continued to address preparation for ACT, EOC, SAT/ACT, career skills, and college
readiness. Improving test scores is a continuous focus, and we are proud that nineteen
students made perfect scores on their EOC exams. We also continued implementation of
our curriculum based programs Compass Learning and Study Island to provide tutoring for
students, initial credit, credit recovery, and grade repair. Our school placed a major focus
on PLCs to analyze data, enhance best practices, and fine tune instruction to promote
student achievement. Over the course of the school year our students have benefited
from using our College Go Center as a convenient location inside the school to apply for
colleges, register for the SAT/ACT, and meet with our Career Facilitators to receive
guidance on college majors and future careers. Several students from our school have
earned dual-credit hours through our partnerships with local colleges and universities. This
years senior class has earned over ten million dollars in scholarships and 15 students
received full academic and or athletic scholarships to various colleges and universities.
Students at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School have also excelled in athletic and extracurricular activities. Our marching and jazz bands have performed in various out of state
performances. This year the jazz band performed in Nassau, Bahamas and on a Carnival
Cruise. The marching band performed in Atlanta, Ga and in Washington, D.C. at the Cherry
Blossom Festival Parade. The band and our chorus program scored Superior and Excellent
in various categories in competitions this year. The chorus even had three students to
make the National Honors Choir. The drama program performed well at several events
this year. Our football team continued its streak of playoff appearances being led by a
Parade All-American and top national prospect. Our girls varsity basketball team
continued its success in winning the conference for another year led by the USA Today
Player of the Year. We were proud to have two student-athletes recognized as players of
the year in football and girls basketball. This young lady was also named Miss Basketball
for the state of South Carolina. Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School is continuously striving
for academic success for our students. Your continued support is appreciated as we focus
on becoming a World Class School.

ORANGEBURG WILKINSON HIGH SCHOOL

11/19/2015

KNOWLEDGE

Average ACT Score


Achieved by Students:
Writing
36.0

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students: English, Math,


Reading, Science, Composite of all four tests, 2015
36.0
31.0
26.0
21.0
16.0
11.0
6.0
1.0

15.5 15.4

18.0
14.1 14.0

16.6 15.8 15.9 18.2 15.8 15.6

18.4

15.7 15.6

18.2

School
District
State

Composite

English

Mathematics

Reading

Science

31.0
26.0
21.0
16.0 11.7 11.9 14.0
11.0
6.0
1.0
Writing

School
District
State

The ACT, a college readiness assessment, was given to every South Carolina 11th grader in 2015 with the exception of those
eligible for alternate assessments. The ACT scores range from 0 to 36. The district and state averages are included for
comparison. State averages for ACT data are based on regular public schools and do not include private schools in the state.

Percent of Students Meeting ACT College-Ready Benchmarks, 2015


English Benchmark
Score: 18
23.2

Math Benchmark
Score: 22
4.5

Reading Benchmark
Score: 22
10.8

Science Benchmark
Score: 23
4

All 4 Subjects
2.2

ACT benchmarks are scores on the ACT subject-area tests that represent the level of achievement required for students to have a
50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in corresponding credit-bearing first-year
college courses.

Percent of Students Meeting Platinum, Gold, or Silver


Threshold on WorkKeys, 2015
100.0%
80.0%
60.0%
40.0%
20.0%
0.0%

56.9% 56.4%

71.2%

88.6%

89.0% 93.2%

78.8% 80.2% 87.7%

School
District

Applied Mathematics

Reading for
Information

Locating Information

State

ACT WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system measuring "real world" skills that employers believe are critical in the workplace.
The assessment is given to every South Carolina 11th grader with the exception of those eligible for alternative assessments. The
assessment consists of three subtests: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. Students can
earn certificates at the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze level on WorkKeys assessments.
The ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc.

N/A-Not Applicable

N/AV-Not Available

Abbreviations for Missing Data


N/C-Not Collected
N/R-Not Reported

I/S-Insufficient Sample

ORANGEBURG WILKINSON HIGH SCHOOL

11/19/2015

KNOWLEDGE
SAT Performance
Percent of Students
Tested
51.5

Average Critical
Reading Score
422

Average Math Score


412

Average Writing
Score
410

Average Composite
Score
1244

The highest composite score on the SAT is a 2400. For each of the three sections of the test, the highest score is 800.
End of Course Tests
Percent of tests with scores of 70 or above on:
Algebra 1/Math for the Technologies 2
English 1
Biology 1
US History and the Constitution
All Subjects

Our School
60.6
43.8
65.8
56.5
56.0

High Schools with Students


Like Ours
74.5
58.7
66.3
54.0
63.5

State
85.7
75.1
77.8
69.1
77.3

High Schools with Students Like Ours are high schools with poverty indices of no more than 5% above or below the index for the school.

OUTCOMES
State Graduation Rate
Four-Year
80.3

Five-Year
81.9

School Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate


2015
79.9

2014
71.1

2013
70.9

2012
71.9

School Five-Year Cohort Graduation Rate


2015
71.4

Our School
22.2

2014
72.1

2013
67.8

2012
65.4

Percentage of Seniors Eligible for LIFE Scholarship


District
21.3

State
42.2

Percentage of Students from 2014 Graduating Class Enrolled in a two- or four-year college or technical
college pursuing an associates degree, certificate, or diploma in Fall 2014
Our School
District
State
70.6
65.8
70.3

N/A-Not Applicable

N/AV-Not Available

Abbreviations for Missing Data


N/C-Not Collected
N/R-Not Reported

I/S-Insufficient Sample

ORANGEBURG WILKINSON HIGH SCHOOL

11/19/2015

OPPORTUNITIES
For students to meet the profile of the SC Graduate
Our School

Change from
Last Year

High Schools with


students like ours

84.6

Down from 90.1%

N/A

Attendance Rate
With disabilities
Out of school suspensions or expulsions for violent and/or
criminal offenses

91.4
12.2

Up from 91.3%
No change

93.8
14.9

10.1

Down from 36.7%

0.9

Percentage of students served by gifted and talented programs


Enrolled in AP/IB programs
Successful in AP/IB programs
Career/tech students in co-curricular organizations
Enrollment in career/technology courses
Students participating in work-based experiences
Number of seniors who have completed FAFSA forms
Percentage of seniors completing college applications
Number of students in dual enrollment courses
Success rate of students in dual enrollment courses
Annual dropout rate
Dropout recovery rate
Percentage of students retained

14.4
15.1
16.9
0.0
1171
100.0
207
99.0
108
97.0
1.8
4.8
7.8

Up from 11.6%
Up from 14.3%
Down from 21.8%
No change
Up from 306
Up from 1.0%
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Down from 1.9%
N/A
Up from 7.4%

14.3
12.8
20.8
5.1
666
100.0
94
73.0
38
92.3
1.9
5.4
3.3

82.6
78.3
78.2
95.4
$50,564
7.3 days
0.0

Up from 80.2%
Up from 71.4%
Up from 75.5%
Down from 99.2%
Up 1.1%

58.1
69.8
81.1
95.6
$46,546
11.6 days
6.0

Students (n = 1,163)
Percent of students participating in Medicaid, SNAP, or TANF;
homeless, foster, or migrant students (poverty index)

Teachers (n = 69)
Percentage of teachers with advanced degrees
Percentage of teachers on continuing contract
Teachers returning from previous year
Teacher attendance rate
Average teacher salary*
Professional development days / teacher
Percentage of classes not taught by highly qualified teachers
Percentage of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks

Down from 11.7 days

0.0

Down from 4.7%


N/A

Teachers
70
66.0
75.0
54.0

Students*
175
58.0
64.0
80.0

0.7

Evaluations by Teachers, Students, and Parents


Evaluations by Teachers, Students and Parents
Number of surveys returned
Percent satisfied with learning environment
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment
Percent satisfied with school-home relations

Parents*
43
84.0
76.0
63.0

* Only students in grade 11 and their parents were included.

N/A-Not Applicable

N/AV-Not Available

Abbreviations for Missing Data


N/C-Not Collected
N/R-Not Reported

I/S-Insufficient Sample

ORANGEBURG WILKINSON HIGH SCHOOL

11/19/2015

OPPORTUNITIES
Our School

Change from
Last Year

High Schools with


students like ours

Principal's years at school


Student-teacher ratio in core subjects
Prime instructional time
Opportunities in the arts
Opportunities in foreign languages
Dual enrollment courses offered
Are online or blended (50% online) courses offered
AdvancEd (SACS) accreditation
Parents attending conferences
Character development program
Avg. Age of books/electronic media in the school library
Number of resources available per student in the school library
media center

1.0
25.6 to 1
86.3
Excellent
Excellent
21.0
N/A
Yes
99.6
N/A
14.0

Down from 2.0


Down from 89.6%
No change
N/A
N/A
N/C
No change
Up from 93.9%
Down from Fair
N/A

4.0
24.1 to 1
87.6
Good
Poor
8.0
N/A
Yes
99.6
Good
14.8

14.1

N/A

25.7

Bandwidth capacity per student


District-issued technology devices per teacher
Percent of classrooms with wireless access
District-issued learning devices per student
Dollars spent per pupil**
Percent of expenditures for instruction**
Percent of expenditures for teachers' salaries**

<25 Mbps
2.5
76-100%
0.2
$9,680
44.9
46.5

N/C
N/C
N/C
N/C
Up 9.9%
Up from 44.7%
Up from 45.1%

N/A
2.0
N/A
0.8
$10,093
55.6
57.0

School
Up from 19.4 to 1

* Includes current year teachers contracted for 190 days or more.


** Prior year audited financial data are reported.

State Ratings History of School


Year
2014
2013
2012

Absolute Rating

Growth Rating

Average
Average
Average

Average
At-Risk
Average

Based on state law, schools will not be rated for state accountability purposes until Fall 2017.
Additional Resources
SC State Content Standards
Family-Friendly Guides to the SC Content Standards
2014-15 Accountability Manual
Report Card Data Files
ESEA Data Files

N/A-Not Applicable

N/AV-Not Available

Abbreviations for Missing Data


N/C-Not Collected
N/R-Not Reported

I/S-Insufficient Sample