Award Year: 2016

South Aiken High School

232 East Pine Log Road
Aiken, SC, 29803-6158

(803) 641-2600

Mrs. Jill W. Jett, Principal at time of Nomination

Aiken County Public School District

School Website


Our mission is to create a passion for learning and achievement that will serve students as they compete and contribute in a global society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 28%
  • White: 60%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 7%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Every Thoroughbred, Every Day - ALL means ALL!

Every Thoroughbred, Every Day - ALL means ALL!

South Aiken High School (SAHS) is a high-achieving and close-knit school community that works closely and collaboratively to stretch and support all students in reaching their full academic and personal potential. The curriculum at SAHS supports rigorous and personalized learning opportunities through a wide variety of course selections preparing each individual for his or her unique post-secondary path. Over the last six years, Advanced Placement (AP) opportunities have expanded rapidly with 18 new course offerings. All students are encouraged to conquer advanced coursework and a full third of our students are enrolled in AP classes. On average, our AP students enroll in 2.2 advanced courses each year, with 68 percent earning a passing score on their AP exam and receiving college credit. Through valuable community partnerships and the support of the National Math and Science Initiative, South Aiken High has been able to pique student interest related to our new Advanced Placement opportunities as enrollment in these courses has doubled. South Aiken High students also have access to the prestigious Accelerate Program sponsored by the S.C. Governor's School, in addition to dual enrollment courses through local college and university systems, and alongside meaningful project-based and work-based learning initiatives. Our students are actively supported in these strenuous academic efforts by highly effective, service-driven educators who work tirelessly to foster and encourage a collective spirit of public service, community responsibility, and inspired leadership among our student body.