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D.W. Daniel High School

1819 Six Mile Hwy
Central, SC 29630
Phone: 864-397-2900
View of the new DW Daniel High School,  Pickens County School District, 1819 Six Mile Rd, Central, SC
View of the new DW Daniel High School, Pickens County School District, 1819 Six Mile Rd, Central, SC
School District
SC Pickens County
Grades
9, 10, 11, 12

School Overview

Daniel High School Mascot

Daniel High School Mascot

DW Daniel HS opened in 1955 with the consolidation of 3 high schools. It is conveniently located about 4.6 miles north of downtown Clemson/Clemson University on a 50+ acre site. DHS offers a broad curriculum with over a dozen Advance Placement Courses. A strong professional staff (80% hold advanced degree) helped to place student SAT and ACT above state & national averages.

The 2012 school year began on August 21st. The classes opened in the newly constructed Daniel High School located on the same site as the old High School. The old High School was removed in 2012.

The new Daniel High School includes that latest in classroom technology providing an excellent school environment for the students educational, technical and cultural development. The grounds also include new facilities for all of the schools athletic programs.

In 2012, Daniel High School also received the distinction of being ranked as the top traditional public high school in SC by U.S. News and World Report.

D.W. Daniel entrance signage on SC Hwy 133.

D.W. Daniel entrance signage on SC Hwy 133.

Construction phase 2011 aerial-new school on left

Construction phase 2011 aerial-new school on left

D.W. Daniel High School, Pickens County School District, 1819 Six Mile Rd, Central, SC from right front corner

D.W. Daniel High School, Pickens County School District, 1819 Six Mile Rd, Central, SC from right front corner

Main entrance, D.W. Daniel High School

Main entrance, D.W. Daniel High School

D.W. Daniel HS - Administration office

D.W. Daniel HS - Administration office

Main hallway/Atrium above/Cafeteria to right

Main hallway/Atrium above/Cafeteria to right

D.W. Daniel HS - view upwards to atrium skylight

D.W. Daniel HS - view upwards to atrium skylight

Cafeteria in D.W. Daniel High School, Central SC

Cafeteria in D.W. Daniel High School, Central SC

Main gym, D.W. Daniel HS, Central, SC

Main gym, D.W. Daniel HS, Central, SC

Media Center, D.W. Daniel HS, Central, SC

Media Center, D.W. Daniel HS, Central, SC

Computer/study area Media Center Daniel HS

Computer/study area Media Center Daniel HS

Auditorium in D.W. Daniels HS, Central, SC

Auditorium in D.W. Daniels HS, Central, SC

View in one of the Computer Labs, D.W. Daniels HS

View in one of the Computer Labs, D.W. Daniels HS

View of D.W. Daniel HS,1819 Six Mile Rd (AKA SC Hwy 133), Central, SC from right rear

View of D.W. Daniel HS,1819 Six Mile Rd (AKA SC Hwy 133), Central, SC from right rear

Stadium press box, concession area, rest rooms

Stadium press box, concession area, rest rooms

View of new Stadium, DW Daniel HS, Central SC

View of new Stadium, DW Daniel HS, Central SC

View of D.W. Daniel HS,1819 Six Mile Rd (AKA SC Hwy 133), Central, SC from left rear

View of D.W. Daniel HS,1819 Six Mile Rd (AKA SC Hwy 133), Central, SC from left rear

DW Daniel tennis courts with night lights

DW Daniel tennis courts with night lights

New Soccer field, DW Daniel, Central, SC

New Soccer field, DW Daniel, Central, SC

Academics, Awards, Activities, and Sports

ACADEMICS

> DW Daniel HS Offers a broad and challenging curriculum which includes 14 Advance Placement courses.
> Honors Programs - English, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science
> Foreign Languages - Spanish, German
> Tech Prep Courses - English, Mathematics, Science

AWARDS

> Award Winning Marching Band and Chorus
> SAT & ACT scores in the Top 5 among SC High Schools
> SC Palmetto Gold School Award - 2001-2004 & 2007
> SC Absolute Rating - EXCELLENT (2000 through 2007)
> Girls Soccer - 2007 Western AAA Regional Champs
> Girls Basketball - 2005 Western AAA Regional Champs
>Class of 2005 - 80% attended 2 or 4 yr colleges.
>Class of 2005 awarded over $5,000,000 in scholarships

ACTIVITIES: SPORTS

> Baseball - Boys - Var/JV/C-Team
> Basketball - Boys Var(Western AAA Champions 2008,09,10)and 2010 AAA State Champions/JV
> Basketball - Girls Var/JV
> Cheerleading - Regional Champions 2005,2006,2007
> Cross Country - Boys 3A State Champions 2012-13
> Cross Country - Girls
> Football - Boys Var/JV
> Golf - Boys - Girls Var/JV (B-Team 2009 County Champions, Region I 2011 Western AAA Champions)
> Soccer - Boys Var/JV Girls Var/JV
> Softball - Var (2009 Regional Champions)/JV
> Swimming
> Tennis - Boys - Girls
> Track - Boys (2008-09 3A Regional Champions, 2010-11 State Champions) - Girls
> Volleyball - Girls (2009 Winner-Tournament of Champions) Dorman HS
> Wrestling - Var/JV

ACTIVITIES: OTHER

> Math and Academic Teams
> AFJROTC- Sword of Excellence Award in SC (2002, 2005)
> Choral, Stings and Band Programs
> Chess Club
> German Club
> Interact Club
> Junior Academy of Science
> Photography Club
> Spanish Club
> Student Council

Learning Environment, by the numbers:

No. Students*:
1,021
Male*:
541
Female*:
480
Student/Teacher Ratio*:
19.5
Classroom Teachers*:
53
Enrollment Ethnicity*
American Ind / Alaskan:
1
Asian:
25
Black:
130
Hispanic:
61
White:
781
Lunch Eligibility
Free:
281
Reduced Price:
39
Standardized Tests
Avg. ACT Score**:
23.5
Avg. SAT Score**:
1,525.0
95.9
State Report Card Rating**:
EXCELLENT

* NCES Statistics - 2011-12

** SC Dept. of Ed. - School Yr. 2013

*** HSAP % from 2012 Report Card

Directions

LAT:34.74012 LON:82.83155
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From intersection of SC Hwy 133 and US Hwy 76/123: turn NORTH on Hwy 133 and continue for about 4.5 miles to DW Daniels HS on LEFT.

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Notes

The Aerial Photo is from the Pickens County GIS Website. It is a 2011 aerial view of school while construction was still going on. It shows the new Daniel High School on the left. The old Daniel High School on the right was removed so that the site could be ready for the opening of the new new High School which opened in September of 2012.