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M. B. Kennedy Middle School

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Posted November 12, 2013

Hello! I have a child in 6th grade @ Kennedy middle school and feel that the teachers do not use the resource that are giving to them. They do not up date power school enough to help parents. Also they should use school notes. There are school up north that the students have laptops. if the teachers would use all the resources it would help the parents to help them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

Hello! I just finished my freshman year at South Aiken, and I went to Kennedy two years ago, and I must say, in eighth grade, I was very impressed! I had some of the best teachers in the CSRA! I'm very proud to say that I felt like I learned a lot more in eighth grade than I did in ninth, but, then again, I had the best English, Science, and Social Studies teachers ever! I really hope that you can enroll your child/children here, they'll love it, it's a very great learning enviorment! I was apart of the football team and the coaching was really good! I was also enrolled in a few other groups and it was the best! I'm going back very soon just to see a few of my old teachers because they were the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

I just finished 8th grade at Kennedy last year and encourage anyone new to the area and looking for a reliable middle school to at least stop by and meet the fantastic staff. We have an amazing athletic program and some of the best teachers in the CSRA. I'm proud to say that we have many programs and clubs that your student can get involved in. Some of which include the Pep club, Beta Club, Newspaper staff, yearbook staff, Office helpers, fooball, basketball for both boys and girls, golf for boys and girls, volleyball, and cheerleading. I feel privliged to say that our Serteen club has received many awards this past year. Our Serteen advisor received INTERNATIONAL SERTEEN ADVISOR OF THE YEAR. The club as a whole also recieved an award through the state. I hope you will be able to become part of the amazing KMS family!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2005

hey! i go to kennedy and its a aswome school! im in the 7th grade. we have great teachers! we have a very good band program. we have concerts every few months. The athletic department is so cool. im a football cheerleader.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled46%
Not disabled85%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Math

All Students69%
Female71%
Male66%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled27%
Not disabled74%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%

Science

All Students76%
Female81%
Male70%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled52%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female86%
Male85%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled50%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Writing

All Students86%
Female92%
Male79%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled41%
Not disabled92%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled39%
Not disabled83%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%

Math

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled15%
Not disabled75%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant68%

Science

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled24%
Not disabled81%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals40%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled12%
Not disabled69%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%

Writing

All Students80%
Female87%
Male74%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled32%
Not disabled86%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled38%
Not disabled80%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%

Math

All Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled38%
Not disabled84%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant81%

Science

All Students74%
Female74%
Male73%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled46%
Not disabled76%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled50%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Writing

All Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled52%
Not disabled89%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 53%
Black 26% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

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  • After school
Fax number
  • (803) 641-2405

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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