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Guinyard-Butler Middle School

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted March 18, 2010

very deciplined school.im a 7th grade student.I like the administration.i love this school and i never forget this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2010

I think that this school needs alot of improve ments but all we can do is work on them so im will be proud to go to barnwell high school!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2009

im a 8th grader about to go to the 9th grade i can say this school is real fun to be at but i had my ups and downs at this school. but dont take that the wronge way i loved the teachers and all the staff members i wll never forget this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2008

this is a great school you and your child will love it because your child will learn a lot of things here
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2008

I am a 8th student at this school and when im at school i dont feel safe most of the teachers are good and the kids are bad. and i dont think that we should do PACT it makes me really scared that im going to fail!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2003

I don't think students should take any pact tests the teachers that are teaching the child should be the one that knows what they know and if they know it enough to go to the next grade. All these tests do is make the child upset and scare that they will fail making them think they are dumb because of the tests and teachers talking about them to the student if they get a low score. it really don't prepare them for the future or to go to the next level, I think if the teacher think that the child knows enough to the next level regardless of the pact score. I have to to some teachers about the pact and they don't agree about taking the test and some parents also, but that's my opinon and I'am just one person. The teacher that teaches them should be the one that will give them a test that they made up to determine if the child should go to the next grade. That's just my beliefs. child is ready to leave that grade and go to the next


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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 71% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
47%
Writing

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students53%
Female54%
Male51%
African-American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals43%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled9%
Not disabled58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant53%

Math

All Students44%
Female48%
Male41%
African-American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White66%
Subsidized meals36%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabled18%
Not disabled47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant44%

Science

All Students45%
Female46%
Male45%
African-American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White62%
Subsidized meals37%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabled9%
Not disabled50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant45%

Social Studies

All Students51%
Female53%
Male50%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White66%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled14%
Not disabled56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%

Writing

All Students58%
Female66%
Male50%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled14%
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant58%
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 Students53%
Female63%
Male44%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled17%
Not disabled57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant53%

Math

All Students44%
Female47%
Male41%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White53%
Subsidized meals33%
Full-pay meals63%
Disabled11%
Not disabled48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant44%

Science

All Students48%
Female51%
Male45%
African-American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Subsidized meals36%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant48%

Social Studies

All Students44%
Female42%
Male45%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Subsidized meals35%
Full-pay meals57%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant44%

Writing

All Students61%
Female72%
Male51%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled22%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%
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.

15 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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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
Black 49% 36%
White 47% 53%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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