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McCants Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1306 students

 
 

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Posted May 16, 2011

I was both a teacher and a parent of children in this school. I agree with some of the comments from parents. In short, McCants is the best school for bright, creative, hard working students. If your child is not willing to apply himself...select Lakeside! Lakeside or Southwood caters to making parents happy and keeping students happy--thus their higher rating. Overall...McCants has high academic standards and does leave many behind!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 10, 2010

We just recently moved to the Anderson area. I chose this school for my 8th grade son based on the ratings from this website. Imagine my horror to discover that there are teachers that allow students to sleep during class. Even teachers in the honors classes have challenges. Please rethink your rating for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

I am a senior at TLH and attended McCants. Honestly, sometimes it can't be blamed on the teacher. Middle school is a lot harder for the smart elementary students and sometimes it is a wake up call, and not entirely the teachers fault. I am also a Teacher Cadet and recently finished my internship at McCants, and know there is nowhere near 40 students in any class. There were 26 students in my class. Maybe I was just with an excellent teacher, but the students were not afraid to ask questions and she would always answer them. As a former student, older sister to a current sixth grader, and a future teacher, I can say with confidence that McCants is doing an excellent job with what they have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2007

4 star school. Great teachers. Great location. Nice Students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2006

I also agree with the 'Falling through the cracks'. My child is not in honors classes. Always made straight A's in the past and has now made some C's. Teachers are unresponsive to your questions or requests for help. The child is afraid to ask questions in class because the teachers seem to think once through something is enough. Very disappointed with the quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2005

I have a child who attends this school and am also very disapointed at how he has 'fallen thru the cracks'. When he started at McCants two years ago, he was a honor roll student and has gone downhill since. I know that the school boast a 15:1 student/teacher ratio, but there are 35-40 students in all four of his major academic classes. The staff needs to be more aware of these students who need help and don't know how to ask. The communication between teachers and parents is really a joke. This needs to be addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2004

My child attends McCants --- I am very disappointed with the performance of this school. I am so disappointed, that I cant even think of the words right now. There's nothing more to say that I am really disappointed in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2004

Here is a review of teachers at McCants from a current 8th grade honors student.Most teachers here are good and high quality. But, it depends on the teacher you have. The 'old' teachers with a lot of experience might tend to be a litte boring but, they are fair in terms of your grade. The 'man' teachers are very fair and it depends if they are boring. The 'young' teachers are very strict, have very little experience and high expectations. They cant really teach we1l but, they expect a lot from you. The 'woman' teachers vary. Some really do teach you and some are very adamant.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2004

McCants is a great school, provided your child is an honor student in all honor classes. If your child is an 'in between' student expect them to fall through the cracks of this school. The staff is not willng to cooperate with the parents of these 'middle of the road' kids. The want you to stay out of the class room and leave the teacher alone. I have yet to see evidence of the 'open door' policy for my middle of the road' performing child. It was always open for my honor student. I guess the only children that count in this school are the ones that can boost the test scores. Best of Luck to anyone with children in this school.--- Very disappointed parent.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled36%
Not disabled87%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled27%
Not disabled86%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Science

All Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled33%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled60%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant85%

Writing

All Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled38%
Not disabled89%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male77%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled44%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students69%
Female71%
Male66%
African-American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled16%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant69%

Science

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled40%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female79%
Male74%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled12%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant77%

Writing

All Students85%
Female92%
Male78%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled35%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%
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 Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled31%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled31%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%

Science

All Students84%
Female80%
Male88%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled47%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled7%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant80%

Writing

All Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled17%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

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 61% 53%
Black 31% 36%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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