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Midway Elementary School of Science and Engineerin

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Posted April 17, 2011

Excellent school, we feel so lucky to be sending out treasured children to Midway Elementary!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

I would highly recommend Midway Elementary to anyone moving to the area who is looking for a top notch elementary school. My children have attended for three years and love school! It is a very open and friently environment that welcomes parents' help and participation. The principal even knows every child's name. From academics, extra curricular activities and special events, you won't find a better school in the Anderson area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2009

I truly think that Midway is a great school. My daughter loves Mr. Bruhjell and for the most part really loves her teachers. However, the one thing I would change is when you are dealing with a seperated family, the school has a tendancy to treat the parent without guardianship like a convicted felon. After discussion this can be remedied, but at first it makes a parent not want to come to this establishment to visit their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

Midway is an amazing school! The faculty and staff are very friendly and go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. The teachers maintain high expectations for students while creating a pleasant learning atmosphere. The school has received many awards including the Exemplary Writing Award, Red Carpet Award, Literacy Spot Award, and Palmetto Gold Incentive Awards. Truly an outstanding school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

Midway is an excellent school. The principal is a man and has been there since its beginning---4 years. Your child would be priveledged to go to Midway. It has never been a poorly rated school and has only recieved tops on all scores and remarks. I do not know if the other rater is talking about the right school!


Posted June 16, 2008

The principal of Midway Elementary is not a woman. It is a man. I am not sure this parent's child actually attends Midway if they do not know who the principal is. In addition, Midway has never been a poorly rated school. From the day it opened it had a community base of professional parents with advanced degrees and successful business owners. These students have had some of the highest scores on their nine weeks benchmark tests and their PACT tests. I am sure that one comment is true. To show you the success of this school, twelve new classrooms have just been completed for the upcoming new school year. I am sure that one comment of this parent is most assuredly true, that this school will continue its tradition of excellence for many years to come.


Posted April 24, 2007

Midway has an excellent administrative team as well as faculty and staff. It is a very friendly environment. Midway excels in test scores and pushes students to the next level in both academics and character development. The school provides art, music, physical education, computer lab, library, and guidance classes. There are many after school clubs some of which include running club, art club, karate club, fitness club, after school enrichment, volleyball club, lego/robotics club, science club, stock market club, etc. Midway has a very active PTA and logs thousands of volunteer hours every year. There are not enough words to express my satisfaction with Midway. It is a truly wonderful school. Midway has accomplished many things in the short 4 years it has been open.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Midway is a small rural school which has begun to dream big. Currently, Midway is transitioning from a poorly rated school to a top notch school. The principal has only been there 3 years and under her leadership, new and exiting activities for the parents and students have come. I look forward to my youngest child's future at Midway Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


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 80% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 75% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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 78% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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 77% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled60%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Math

All Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled48%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Science

All Students89%
Female97%
Male84%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled40%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled100%
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Writing

All Students90%
Female96%
Male84%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled56%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
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 Students88%
Female94%
Male83%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled47%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%

Math

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled42%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Science

All Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled42%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female94%
Male87%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled47%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant91%

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled45%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%
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 Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled57%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant95%

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled57%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant95%

Science

All Students94%
Female100%
Male88%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant94%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female91%
Male97%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Writing

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled31%
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant93%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 53%
Black 10% 36%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 7%
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 20%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Gary Bruhjell
Fax number
  • (864) 716-3811

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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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