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Lady's Island Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 776 students

 

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Posted November 17, 2013

I agree with the statement, however we must always remember that it takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a child to want and realize that He/She needs the help. I am tired of people blaming it on the schools and we keep talking about the bad apple, but PLEASE tell me what happen to the apple tree? The trees are the ones that bears the fruit {Parents} and if the parent has no guide lines, then what are the schools to do, after all the parents have more lead-way with their child. We need to start holding "Parents" accountable for their children! Children are only with us so many hours per day and they are with their parents the rest of the day. If the parents have raised them up to always have their way, then the child have a sense of false-hood that they can come to school and behave in the same fashion. Moreover, if the child are not punished at home for their bad behavior and the parents takes up for the child without any repercussion, then how can a child improve in their work of behavior? We need to go back to the old land mark where it was said that the parent listen to the Adult and a child stays in a child place!


Posted February 25, 2013

What can we as a parent do to help get this school where it has to go. We seems to find a lot of fault, but what are we doing as parents or concern citizens. How do you remove a rock that has been setting in one spot for a long time? We take our hands and remove it. I'm not talking about the principal, administration nor the teacher but us as a village. The school can used other resources like parents of problem children getting someone in to assist their misbehave children. Answer the question. How can we make this school a better place for our children. I've been hearing this since 1992. We have change leadership many time. Stop lying on the staff. It is our children and our children reflects us rather its behavior or learning, think about it. A smart child goes to school perform what they have been taught. Praise the Lord I have no complaints yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

Principal's communication with parents is excellent via email and automated phone messages. The entire guidance department is helpful and fantastic. I am resubmitting my rating for this school, because my rating did not show up on my original post on 2/12/09
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2010

this school needs more focus on discipline for unruly kids and those who are unruly need to be removed from the students that are trying to learn, there seems, to me, to be a big push for black heritage learning in a multi ethnic student body, the overall quality of some of the faculty needs some improvement, moving here from nc i am very disappointed in the schools overall performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

The poster below is way off base - Principal is great and they send out weekly emails and over 20 newsletters during the year. Sounds like sour grapes


Posted June 1, 2009

Our daughter has attended LIMS for the past two years. During this time, it has been both sad & unfortunate, yet quite easy to see, why this school has the low ranking it does. Though we can speak highly about a few staff, in particular, the chorus teacher, guidance counselor & a few staff members, most of what we have witnessed and experienced has been a shock. The biggest downfall has come from the unprofessionalism of the principal. One overall key problem in this school has been miscommunication. Another serious issue (sad but true) is due to the low ranking the school has and its over-emphasis on time spent preparing for state testing. Again, this is due to the school's and principal's fear of getting a worse ranking than it already has. To think testing was supposed to measure a students ability, is not the case here. Wouldn't recommend school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

I rate this school a two because I think it is way behind in education. My son is in 8th grade and has learned most of the stuff in 6th.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

I loved going to school at LIMS. I was a cheerleader for 7th & 8th grade, and the captain in 8th grade. The teachers are nice and funny, as well as very helpful. As long as you are focused and positive, this school is just fine to go to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2007

As a parent who has observed my son several times in class for the duration of a class. I found many teachers to have no control of the class and apparently no support from school administrators as well as majority of the parents. In this school your child's success will truly depend on the group or pod your child is placed in and the teachers ability to produce an adequate lesson plan. After observing several times, I have decided to remove my child from this school. The School has a website for each teacher in every grade to post lessons , upcoming tests, etc.. and I haven't found hardly any of the teachers using this at all to communicate with parents or students where other schools are successfully using it. I strongly suggest any parent considering placing their child here to observe some classes. A child's environment is very important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2003

Lady's Island MS provided my advanced child with an educational program that allowed her to complete 5 HS credits in 8th grade. As a freshman this year (2003/2004) in HS, she is a straight A student. The teacher quality is above all other Middle Schools in the county. This is due to the outstanding leadership from the principal.
—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 77% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students76%
Female83%
Male67%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled50%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant76%

Math

All Students66%
Female71%
Male61%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled50%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students71%
Female68%
Male76%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female71%
Male57%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant63%

Writing

All Students67%
Female73%
Male60%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled47%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant67%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled17%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Math

All Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled11%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

Science

All Students76%
Female70%
Male82%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female85%
Male74%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled36%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students68%
Female72%
Male63%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled17%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%
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 Students69%
Female74%
Male64%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled16%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant70%

Math

All Students68%
Female64%
Male71%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled21%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant68%

Science

All Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled21%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female65%
Male56%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled5%
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant61%

Writing

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled11%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant73%
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 Students59%
Female64%
Male54%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled8%
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant59%

Math

All Students62%
Female65%
Male60%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled17%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant62%

Science

All Students55%
Female57%
Male54%
African-American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals38%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant55%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female56%
Male72%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Writing

All Students72%
Female82%
Male61%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled17%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

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 45% 36%
White 45% 53%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30
School end time
  • 2:30
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Terry G. Bennett
Fax number
  • (843) 322-3179

Programs

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Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Spanish
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  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Beaufort, SC 29907
Phone: (843) 322-3167

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