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    A Palmetto's Finest High School

    A Flagship School of Promise

    361 Pisgah Church Rd. Columbia, SC 29203  (803) 714-2500

    Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence

    "Together We Can; Together We Will!" 


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    Mission Statement: Richland County School District One

    We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.




    AP Language and Composition
    AP English Literature and Composition
    Honors English
    CP Summer Reading
    Summer Reading Verification Form

    AP World History Required Reading

    Teacher Credit Recovery is a program designed to provide an opportunity for students to earn credit for the First Semester. Click here for additional information.

    Starting March 1, Richland One will begin an online student registration process for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents of new students, as well as students currently attending district schools, will register online for the 2016-2017 school year.


    For the 2016-2017 school year, Richland School District One will be using an online system called InfoSnap for student registration.

    Parent FAQs - New students, click here
    Parent FAQs - Returning students, click here

    Keenan students create cell phone charging bike. Click here to read more. GO RAIDERS!!!!

    Click here for information about Richland One's Digital Learning Environment (DLE) initiative including the DLE Handbook

    WJ Keenan High School achieves national STEM certification from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission and joins an elite group of high schools who have been awarded this honor. Read

    W. J. Keenan High School


    The mission of W. J. Keenan High School is to provide engaging educational opportunities through a rigorous curriculum, cutting edge technology, and partnerships to extend to our diverse community and produce first class citizens who will contribute to the present and excel in the future.



    Accelerate is being developed by the Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) to cultivate the next generation of creative engineers and technical leaders by offering motivated high school students from across South Carolina an innovative and accelerated path toward college engineering degrees.

    Richland One school board adopts policy changes, hears update on engineering program at WJ Keenan HS! 

    THE SWORD AND SHIELD goes online! Click here to keep up with school news using the online edition of The Sword and Shield.
    The paper edition of The Sword and Shield is gone forever. The Raider community will be provided faster updates, frequent updates, color photos, more photos and better accuracy! But one thing hasn't changed--The Sword and Shield is still...
    The Voice of W.J. Keenan High School
    Check it out! Check it often!


    Congratulations to Keenan's School Resource Officer 
    Master Deputy Clarence Black 
    Officer of the Quarter 
    Richland County Sheriff's Department


    Mr. KaReem Beckett
    2016-2017 Teacher of the Year

    Nurse Maxcine Bowman
    2016-2017 Classified Employee of the Year



    We’ve added eBooks to our digital library!
    Our library has purchased eBooks from Follett School Solutions and they are now available for your use. These eBooks can be access in school or from home using an internet-enabled computer or device and they are great for casual reading or research since you can take and save notes, highlight text and more. There’s even an app you can download.

    Are you looking for a good book to read? Working on a research paper? Have you ever wondered what books Keenan HS has in its media center? 


    As part of Richland One's Safe School Climate Grant, DVDs are available in the media center for Family Movie Night viewing by Keenan students. Family Movie Night DVDs may be checked out for seven (7) days and a list of available DVDs can be found in the media center.
    If you have any questions about the Safe School Climate Grant, please see Mrs. A. Williams in room B105.

    A select group of JROTC cadets at Keenan HS proudly model the proper wear of the female Army JROTC cadet uniform. The Army is phasing out the Class A green uniform. History is being made at Keenan with students proudly transitioning to the new blue uniforms.

    From left to right:
    Karina Rickard, Shadaria Daniels, DaBryelle Jenkins, Lanesha Patrick, Meagan Young, DayzJohna Roberts, ShaQuita Carlos,Tonisha Hall, Diamonita Tyler, Brenda Carson

    High School Exit Exam Not Required to Receive Diploma Beginning with Class 2015 and Retroactive for Class 1990 Forward.  Click here for additional information.

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    From the Principal

    Welcome  students, parents, teachers, and staff,
    It is my pleasure and honor to serve as your principal of   W.J.   Keenan High School.  Keenan has experienced success at many levels and in many areas over the years.  It is my goal to assist and support students, parents, teachers, and staff in a fashion that will allow us to best serve each student that walks the halls of Keenan every day.  I will work diligently to make certain Keenan is safe, orderly, and provides the best learning experience for our students.  I am excited and anticipate a successful school year that will be marked by success.
    W.J.   Keenan will continue to improve, utilizing a focused approach of school reform through further implementation of High Schools That Work (HSTW).  We will continue our focus on improving literacy across all grade levels, increase the rigor of instruction in all classes, provide support systems that allow all students to be successful and focused on providing the best instruction daily.  Keenan has experienced remarkable growth in the End of Course (EOCEP) tested areas of Algebra I and US History.  Although Keenan has seen growth in student achievement for EOCEP, ACT, WorkKeys and graduation rate.  Our absolute rating on our school report card for this year will remain average.  At Keenan we understand that we still have room for growth and this provides us the opportunity to be even more successful.
    Additionally, the academic and athletic programs at Keenan continue to improve and grow.  Our   JROTC   Raider Battalion is second to none in leadership and commitment to excellence.  Project REAL (Raider Engineering and Academic Success), ACCELERATE and our agriculture program have a history of success and each are evolving to better prepare our students for careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and agricultural sciences.  The marching Raider Rubber band is large and in charge, ready for another successful year.  Athletically, our football, basketball and track teams are ready for another successful season.  Our boys track team will be the defending region champs.  While our boys basketball team will be the defending state champions for AA.       
    Welcome back to the entire Raider Family and let's have a Great Year!  Working to make certain that -  EVERY STUDENT WILL SUCCEED!
             Alvin D. Pressley, Principal
    "Together We Can; Together We Will!"