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Chapin Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1034 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted November 20, 2013

Chapin Middle School accommodates my child with the reading of tests, extra time allowed, oral explanation if needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

I love this school. I'm on my second child here. The first really prospered and learned responsibility. The second looks forward to school every day. She, too, is really maturing under the guidance and leadership of the teachers and administration at this school. Plus the academics are excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2008

This School Has Greatly Influenced My child and has a perfect atmosphere for learning and the staff is great and understanding
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

This is an awesome school! Good leadership and direction comes from the principal and assistant principals, the teachers are motivated and highly qualified, and students are held to high (but attainable) expectations. We have nothing but praise for CMS. --Proud parent of a CMS student
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2005

Not only is this the best school in the state, it is the best school in the district! I am very pleased with the staff. I have NEVER seen my children so happy and feel so safe in any other school! Finally I have found a school that will put children in their place. Hats off to Mrs.Crawford! -Happy Mom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

The principle does not communicate well with parents regarding discipline. We are constantly being kept out of the loop, or told only partial information. They give us the impression that they can do whatever they want and keeping the parents involved is secondary if they have time. My child is not a saint, but I was told that the school has a problem trusting my child. This means to me that when he is spoken to it is assumed from the start that my child is lying and that is not right. It is also unacceptable. Someone needs to explain to the principle that she is not dealing with hardened criminals, just 11-14 year old children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

Best school in the state of South Carolina.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

The school is very well organized in all areas. Faculity and staff seem to really care that a child works to their potential. Our daughter is happier than she has every been in the school setting. He attitude and grades show it.
—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 70% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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 71% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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 70% in 2013.

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

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

All Students93%
Female97%
Male88%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled56%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant93%

Math

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled59%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Science

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled33%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female97%
Male90%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled75%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%

Writing

All Students88%
Female95%
Male81%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled50%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-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 Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled66%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled57%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Science

All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled64%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled59%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Writing

All Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled55%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled42%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled45%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Science

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled50%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled68%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Writing

All Students92%
Female97%
Male88%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled42%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
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.

233 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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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
White 91% 53%
Black 3% 36%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1130 Old Lexington Hwy
Chapin, SC 29036
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