Hartsville High School
|Hartsville High School|
701 Lewellyn Drive|
Hartsville, South Carolina
|Motto||"Preparing for the Future by learning Every Day"|
|School district||Darlington County School District|
|Principal||Dr. Charlie Burry|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Enrollment||1,254 (2012-2013 School Year)|
|Color(s)||Red, black and white|
|Athletics conference||6 - AAAA|
|Accreditation||Southern Association for Secondary Schools and Colleges and South Carolina Department of Education|
|Website||Hartsville High School website|
Hartsville High is governed by the Darlington County School District and is accredited by the Southern Association for Secondary Schools and Colleges, as well as the South Carolina Department of Education.
Hartsville High's curriculum offers advanced placement, International Baccalaureate, honors, college preparatory, academic, and applied technology courses. Fine arts programs in band, chorus, drama, orchestra and visual arts are available, and the athletic department produces 22 varsity and junior varsity teams in 14 sports.
In the 2012-2013 school year, 1,254 students attended Hartsville High School. About 51% were male and about 49% were female. 52% of students at HHS were White/Caucasian, 44% were African-American, 0.4% were Asian, 0.1% were Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 0.1% were American Indian/Alaskan Native, 2% were Hispanic, and 1% were mixed (two or more races). 48% of students were considered to be a part of a minority. 55% of students were considered economically disadvantaged, with 51% receiving free lunches and 4% receiving reduced-price lunches.
In the 2012-2013 school year, there were 426 ninth-grade students, 311 tenth-grade students, 279 eleventh-grade students, and 238 twelfth-grade students.
Hartsville High School offers a wide array of classes that include:
- Business Education
- English Language Arts
- Family & Consumer Sciences
- Fine Arts including band, chorus, and orchestra
- Foreign Languages including French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese
- Mathematics including Algebra I, II, Pre-calculous, Probability and Statistics, and Calculous
- Physical Education I & II
- Sciences including Astronomy, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology I & II, Chemistry I & II, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Science, and Physical Science
- Social Studies
- Various technology courses
Clubs and organizations
Hartsville High also offers a vast selection of clubs and organizations. They include:
- Academic Challenge Team
- Anchor Club
- Band and Choral Ensembles
- Culture Club
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- French Club
- Future Educators of America
- Key Club
- National Beta Club
- National Honor Society
- Paw Prints school newspaper
- Retail Operations Program
- Retrospect yearbook
- Spanish Club
- Student Government Association
In October 2012, Ronald Rouse, a lineman for the school's football team, collapsed twice and ultimately died at the school's homecoming football game (he was revived and was able to speak after the first collapse and started walking, but could not be revived after the second collapse, and was declared dead at a nearby hospital) against a rival team from Crestwood High School in Hartsville, South Carolina. An autopsy by Darlington County Coroner J. Todd Hardee revealed the ultimate cause of death as a fatal, sudden cardiac arrhythmia resulting from a congenitally enlarged heart (congenital cardiac hypertrophy). Rouse's jersey is framed in the entrance of the Red Fox arena. Other sudden, catastrophically fatal incidents of cardiac arrest similar to this at high schools and colleges have been recorded in the U.S. in recent years, and the issue is beginning to receive more attention.
- Roderick Blakney "MooMoo" - former professional basketball player
- Albert Haynesworth - former NFL defensive lineman
- Terrance Herrington - former middle-distance ACC track champion and US Olympic athlete
- Shannon Johnson, "Pee Wee" - former professional basketball player, WNBA All Star, and member of gold medal-winning USA Basketball team in the 2004 Summer Olympics
- Jordan Lyles - professional baseball player for MLB's San Diego Padres
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- Faile, Jim (December 3, 2009). "City expected to name Byerly Park track for Hartsville Olympian Terrance Herrington". WBTW. Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
- Dixon, Oscar (August 17, 2004). "Johnson keeps high school coach close". USA Today. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
- "Jordan Lyles, Padres agree to $1 million, 1-year contract". USA Today. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
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