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R. C. Edwards Middle School

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Posted October 1, 2013

My son went to this school as we moved to Central for a few years, and the school is great! There are really high expectations and the classes he takes are quite challenging. I don't recommend this school unless your son/daughter has taken advanced classes in the past year.


Posted January 19, 2012

We moved from South Carolina to Washington State where my son was tested and was a full year behind. He had to take 7th grade over. He was NOT ready for 8th grade in Math, Science and English. If your child is attending this school make sure they do all they can to acheive good grades in those subjects and try to do more if possible. Make sure they read!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

We, too, are from another state and very displeased with the educational system in SC . After PASS Testing, school books are taken up and no more school work happens. The teachers show movies and let the children play games all day for weeks after PASS Testing. There is very little instruction going on from the teachers at any time during the year. Most hand out worksheets and while the children work on those, the teachers play on the computers that are in their classrooms. The teachers have two planning periods a day which is unheard of at most schools. With all the "planning" that is going on, you would think the rest of the day they could teach what was planned. One teacher had the children listen to books on tape everyday instead of instructing them with a proper lesson. There is a reason SC schools are ranked #49.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2010

We relocated to South Carolina 3 years ago & were told that this is the best school in the area. My child has just completed the 6th grade at this school & I am happy to say that we are relocating. I highly recommend that if you are considering sending your child to this school that you visit the facility. It is in poor condition and has not been maintained consistently. The administration falls short in providing the best opportunities for their students. If a student is in the band, orchestra or chorus they are not elligible to take a foreign language. This is possible elsewhere. Teachers have been enjoying in school vacations with their students since May by showing movies. The office staff is unkind to parents & students. Academic achievement awards are not in fact awarded to students with the highest average. Strong leadership & change is badly needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

My daughter was placed in an advanced 6th grade math class that all but skipped the 6th grade standards. The rest of the class had to be in a special math class for 7th grade to undo the damage. We moved out of state last fall, where my daughter soared this year, and had a caring math teacher that helped her regain her footing. She was so happy to leave a school where the bathroom doors are falling off and the halls dingy. The teaching is for the most part pedestrian and too-structured for passing tests. Last year, the principal changed twice. This school needs better leadership and creative teaching from more teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

Academic expectations are high but teacher quality of instruction is very one-dimensional with little engaging instructional opportunities for students. Lack of visionary leadership has been an ongoing problem for teachers and students but with a new principal coming on board for Fall 2007 expectations are high for improvement. Two award-winning elementary schools feed into this one with an award-winning high school following. This school could be stellar with the right leadership for both teachers and students.
—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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

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 Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
African-American64%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled48%
Not disabled90%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant85%

Math

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
African-American59%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled38%
Not disabled90%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%

Science

All Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
African-Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled47%
Not disabled85%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled64%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Writing

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
African-American77%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled63%
Not disabled94%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%
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%
Female82%
Male82%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled46%
Not disabled88%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled38%
Not disabled90%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Science

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled57%
Not disabled91%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female75%
Male72%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled35%
Not disabled80%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant74%

Writing

All Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled43%
Not disabled92%
English language learners85%
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 Students76%
Female83%
Male70%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled32%
Not disabled81%
English language learners93%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant76%

Math

All Students76%
Female79%
Male72%
African-American36%
Asian100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled32%
Not disabled80%
English language learners88%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant76%

Science

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled50%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant78%

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled36%
Not disabled87%
English language learners93%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant83%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

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 78% 53%
Black 11% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 38%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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