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Kelly Mill Middle School

Public | 2-8 | 1022 students

Kelly Mill is known for being an AVID National Demonstration Site.
 
 

 

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Posted March 16, 2014

Mr. Temoney, the new principal, has truly created a new, inviting environment for all students, staff, community members, and parents. He is turning the school around for the better slowly but surely. As a teacher at KMMS, I was once very negative about my school; however, I must say that I enjoy coming to work now and believe our school is one of the top schools in the state.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 11, 2014

Kelly Mill is a fantastic community school. Don't let the "Grade 2-8" fool you- the middle school is a grade 6-8 campus. The Center for Achievement is a separate building that houses a small number of elementary children grade 2-5 that need a smaller, more intimate class setting to achieve. This school is in no way connected to Kelly Mill MS. The INC program at Kelly Mill is outstanding, and the music department (band, chorus, and orchestra) are exceptional- one of the best that you will find in any middle school. The teachers are very caring and the new principal, along with the admin team, is a perfect fit for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2013

The teachers are awesome! Both of my children had great experiences in the arts. The music department is hands down the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2012

I have two students at the school, one in the magnet program and one in regular classes and I am very satisfied with the school. I email all of their teachers when there is a problem and just to get an overall report of their performance and most of the time the response is immediate (within the 7 hour school day). There have been times when I had to meet with administration or contact administration for a few issues and the response that I received was very satisfactory. My children love it and I love it. I wanted to write the review because I, myself, love to see how parents rate prospective schools and I find them very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2011

The worst school I've been to. ever. The principal treats the students and staff like kindergartners and teacher expectations, even in the honors classes were very low. Many of the teachers could not care less about our education, and the administration wastes time enforcing rules about gum, IDs, and tucked in shirts instead of the real issues. This school did not prepare me for high school in any way and my teachers now expect me to know much that my teachers at kelly mill neglected. Little effort is made towards anything thought provoking and my two years here passed in a blind daze. If you have a choice, go elsewhere.


Posted June 6, 2011

The school has a lot to improve on. Like putting the children's needs first instead of their computers and other technology.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2011

The teachers at this school act as if they could care less if the children learn and pass. Parents have to watch the parent portal closely to ensure that teachers are actually inputting the grades, which in most cases, they are not. The administration seem to have attitudes toward anyone who questions their processes. I will be glad when this school year is over as it has been very exhausting as a parent to deal with this school's issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2010

This school is really good on the learning but people fight and slapbox and get beat up


Posted May 3, 2010

I am a student of kelly mill and that school isnt really that good of a learning enviroment and as a student I am sometimes scared to go about what some students and the teacher barley care for what you have to say and act like that they just go to get their paycheck.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2010

This review is long overdue. My son attended KMS for 6-8th grade, graduating May 2009. This school really will give you all your child needs, if he and you put into it. He was in the AVID program as well as other activites and advanced classes. We have since moved to Southern California and he is now attending a high school with over 3400 students that is ranked in the top 5% in the nation acedemically and his transition has been seemless. He was accepted into the AVID program here and is flourishing. I give credit not only to my son but also the best Vice Principal we have ever been around Mr. McClinton. Mr. McClinton was always encouraging, but firm when he needed to be with my son and I know my son learned valuable lesson from him. Cudos!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

My oldest child went to Kelly Mill the first year it opened. She was in 7th grade, her 8th grade her I wanted to pull her out of the school but left her there because she had so many friends. But I really wish I hadn't left her at Kelly Mill. I would tell everyone NOT to go to that school if they have a choice!! I agree with one statement about the Principal being NON-chalant. The students are definitely out of control. The grade level adminstration trys their best but with the elementary level attitude of the principal things are not organized. I had numereous issues with Teachers also and got no support or feedback from Principal. She puts all that on the Grade level administration. She didn't even show up for a conference. My other child did NOT go to Kelly Mill and I refused to send her there!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2008

hi im a student at kelly mill middle school. it so fun there.And my edcaution is always at kelly mill middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2008

This is a great school ! I agree and have always taught our children that you certainly get out of school what you put in! If you have a parent that is reading their childs homework to them, and is more concerned with their child's sport schedule than with curriculum, then you are in bad shape! Dr. Lemrow is fantasic! She is always eager and ready to listen as well as share with you and your child. This has been such a positive experience for our family and lok forward to continuing to support this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2008

I have never had any concerns about Kelly Mill. I read the reviews and my experiences have been different. I really enjoy talking with my daughters teachers and there has always been open communication. Like I taught my daugter you will get out of school what you put into. So focus on the good and try to ignore the bad by setting a good example.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I absolutely dislike this school. the is very poor communication skills among the teachers as well as with the head administration. When you leave a message for a teacher to return your call either they never call you back or they call a week later. They give too much homework and projects for these kids until they have no family time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

The children rule the school! Beauty is brick deep as this elaborate building is a war zone for unruly kiddos. The principal is sweet but should consider a job as an elementary school principal. She is not able to control these kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

New school, clean, nice support staff. Appears to be a very strict learning environment. Children must wear id. Teachers are very nice to our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

Nice building - however the halls and classrooms are fast becoming battle zones due to the nonchalant attitude of the Principal, who refuses to act in the best interest of those students who actually want to learn, choosing instead to leave the reprobates in the classrooms where they disrupt and hip hop their way through the days.
—Submitted by a former 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 80% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
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Writing

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

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 70% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%

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 Students69%
Female80%
Male63%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled40%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%

Math

All Students50%
Female40%
Male56%
African-American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals53%
Disabled10%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%

Science

All Students62%
Femalen/a
Male70%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Writing

All Students54%
Female70%
Male44%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White60%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals53%
Disabled30%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
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 Students43%
Female62%
Male27%
African-American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay meals46%
Disabled27%
Not disabled53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant43%

Math

All Students39%
Female46%
Male33%
African-American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals29%
Full-pay meals55%
Disabled9%
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant39%

Science

All Students39%
Female39%
Male40%
African-American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals35%
Full-pay meals46%
Disabled9%
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant39%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled55%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant68%

Writing

All Students41%
Female46%
Male36%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals25%
Full-pay meals64%
Disabled18%
Not disabled56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant41%
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 Students57%
Femalen/a
Male56%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals47%
Disabled31%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant57%

Math

All Students39%
Femalen/a
Male38%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals33%
Disabled8%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant39%

Science

All Students64%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant64%

Social Studies

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant33%

Writing

All Students48%
Femalen/a
Male44%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals47%
Disabled23%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant48%
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%
Female78%
Male77%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial94%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled42%
Not disabled80%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant77%

Math

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled31%
Not disabled73%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%

Science

All Students69%
Female70%
Male69%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled36%
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant69%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled50%
Not disabled86%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Writing

All Students81%
Female85%
Male78%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled44%
Not disabled85%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
African-American69%
Asian91%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled42%
Not disabled76%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students65%
Female69%
Male62%
African-American56%
Asian91%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabled42%
Not disabled68%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Science

All Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
African-American71%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled46%
Not disabled78%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female76%
Male69%
African-American68%
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled38%
Not disabled75%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Writing

All Students77%
Female85%
Male70%
African-American71%
Asian91%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled41%
Not disabled81%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled39%
Not disabled76%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled35%
Not disabled74%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant71%

Science

All Students70%
Female70%
Male69%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled31%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled46%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant79%

Writing

All Students84%
Female91%
Male77%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled35%
Not disabled88%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English83%
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

Algebra I

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 63% 36%
White 28% 53%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
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 40%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Step team
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jeff Temoney
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (803) 691-7212

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Common Core
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Business
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Game club
  • National Honor Society
  • Science club
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • The application process for our honors Magnet Program (INC) occurs in January.
School leaders can update this information here.

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Blythewood High School
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1141 Kelly Mill Rd
Blythewood, SC 29016
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Phone: (803) 691-7210

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