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St. Andrews Middle School

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Posted January 9, 2014

Do Not Send Your child to this school. Their is nit any consistency. The teachers are worse than the kids as far as bullying goes..If you have a special needs child; his or hers needs will not be met...As a parent, you are better homeschooling your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

As a former teacher at St. Andrews I can honestly say that you could not pay me enough to send my child to this school!!!!! Horrible students with violent actions. I had children on house-arrest in classes and I was physically and verbally assaulted consistently!! With the departure of Bragg and the arrival of Ryan things have gone down even further! Bragg was the best thing about this school for many years and he is gone...... PLEASE take this warning!!!! DO NOT SEND YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER TO THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PS a majority of students are bussed in from other "not good" parts of Charleston.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 15, 2010

I sent my child to this school with great hopes that it would live up to the expetations that were set during a PTA meeting. I had heard horrible stories about disruptive students, lack of facility involvement, lack of communication between teachers and administrative staff and that the school does not provide a safe environment. I am sad to say that it is all true and I experienced it first hand. Not one, not two, but three seperate incidents. This school is a long way from being satisfactory!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

I've been a student here for two years now and I love the school.Mr.Bragg is an amazing principal.The academics at the school are amazing. There are so many good classes that are going to be in the school next year.I reccommend the school to every middle schooler out there!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2009

I have gone to this school for two years and i am finally moving up to ninth grade. Things have really improved over time . wWe have academically gotten stronger. Saftey as im concernes is good now. Im not the most popular kids but i dont get bullyed it seems that the eigth grade now accepts you as who you are
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2009

I am totally applaud at the conditions at SAMS.. They outside appearance of the school looks nice however spend an entire day and see the real results. Our children are failing and the school system is only cocerned about money. We do have a few parents that volunteer their time, but they are only a few. More participation from parents are needed NOW.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

This is the best school my chid went at and i am going to tell everbody about it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

My children have attended St. Andrew's Middle (WAIS) for the past five years. There have been many changes, change is good go with it. Mr. Bragg has made some amazing changes for the students and the school with little or no help from parents. I have not seen parent involvment at all unless they're complaining. I have experienced first hand the lack of respect from the kids and the total lack of support from parents. Stop focusing on other schools and help make our schools better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2006

They've renamed the school and rezoned in the hopes of less enrollment of the 'problem children'; but they've kept the same teachers, the same principal and administrative staff. That's funny. Well, those middle-class parents will soon understand that sheep are as tactful as the shephard that 'leads' them. I am a parent that was very involved with my children and insisted that all teachers call me at any time for any reason. I saw firsthand, the attitudes of many of the teachers there and I must say that any parent that did not do 'drop in visits', would believe anything the staff told them. I encourage all parents to be active in your children's lives in and out of school. As for this 'change' WAIS think they've orchestrated....well, I will just sit back and enjoy watching from the schools of Mt. Pleasant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2006

I taught at West Ashley Intermediate school three years ago. It was the worst year of my life as a teacher. There was absolutely no support from administration or parents.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 26, 2006

There is a severe discipline problem at the school. The children are not getting any kind of quality education. I would suggest to find any other school. The staff at the school are unable to handle any of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2005

In my opinion, I would only reccommend enrolling a student to WAIS as a secondary choice. It wasn't the worst of the worst but far from the best. It started out as a satisfactory school then, unfortunately just went down hill from there. Their academic programs were average, just enough to get by. As for music, art, sports and other extracurricular activies, there weren't that many to choose from when I attended. I would strongly suggest considering other possibilites & options before attending here.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 21, 2005

Horrible school. Not a safe place. There are some caring teachers, but others who turn their backs on the rampant bullying and racism against students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2004

Weat Ashley Intermediate is a great school. The teachers and faculty are the greatest I have ever seen. WAIS has many incredible extra curricular activities. It has basketball and football teams. It has drama clubs, spanish clubs, band, and orchestra. So for any other parent who thinks that West Ashley Intermediate School is a bad school, then you have West Ashley Intermdiate and West Ashley Middle Schools mixed up.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 15, 2004

Am extremely disappointed with WAIS. Though I loved my daughter's teachers (Herron and Guebert), the school overall was lacking in parent-school administrator interaction (office staff do not return phone calls until pressured by calls to the School Board); the discipline, or lack thereof, was appalling; the 'activities' were poorly supervised (athletic events, school dances; the lack of security is frightening: you can walk in the office and leave without a pass, stroll through any area of the school without being monitored, and leave the school without ever going to the office if you go in the side doors. There is a huge racial divide, and an alarming 'attitude' problem with belligerent students wandering halls with an 'in your face' posture. School official's response: 'they come from bad homes.' If you have ANY other options, DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE. Teachers great; everything else is scary. Try all other options available!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2004

West ashley Intermediate is a great school. It has some disipline problems but other than that it is wonderful. It has many opprotunities for students. They have many sports teams and extra curricular activities. The teachers work hard and teach their best. They improve the school every day. WAIS is a great school for preteens and growing teens.The falculty and staff work hard for each student. The principal and many other teachers have work hard to improve the school . The students and teachers make it fun so the children can learn. WAIS teachers give the students chances to learn about differrent cultures. WAIS has a band, strings orchestra, spanish club,video club, and a drama club. Their basketball team is great. They won the championship twice. This school has a lot of wildcat pride. Go Wildcats!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 14, 2004

West Ashley Intermediate is a school with a dedicated staff. However, due to a lack of support, students are often not disciplined in an effective way. Bullying is a major problem as well as racist behavior. Additionally, teachers do not have the support that is necessary to conduct a community of learners. I would highly recommend that Charleston County and parents provide greater support to the staff and ultimately, their students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 21, 2004

This school has challenging issues with discipline. I would not send any students to this school if another school was an option.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 2, 2004

Parent, teacher, and student communication has not been this school's greatest quality. I would suggest checking out other schools before enrolling them here.
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students61%
Female84%
Male40%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled6%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant61%

Math

All Students73%
Female86%
Male60%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled19%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant73%

Science

All Students43%
Female50%
Male35%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals33%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant43%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female87%
Male62%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Writing

All Students65%
Female92%
Male42%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals65%
Disabled6%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%
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 Students64%
Female72%
Male56%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled33%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Math

All Students57%
Female62%
Male53%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White62%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled27%
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Science

All Students62%
Female67%
Male58%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled27%
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant62%

Social Studies

All Students50%
Female50%
Male51%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White62%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals57%
Disabled27%
Not disabled54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant50%

Writing

All Students67%
Female74%
Male61%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled33%
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
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 Students57%
Female50%
Male64%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled8%
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Math

All Students61%
Female56%
Male66%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled17%
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%

Science

All Students44%
Female30%
Male57%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Subsidized meals35%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant44%

Social Studies

All Students62%
Female62%
Male62%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals65%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant62%

Writing

All Students66%
Female71%
Male60%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabled8%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant66%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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 61% 36%
White 31% 53%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 70%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Benjamin Bragg
Fax number
  • (843) 763-5955

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  • Since the change to a middle school we have developed an atmosphere that is professional and provides excellence in the classroom. Our building community will not tolerate failure, Failure is not an Option here at the new St. Andrew's Middle School. Our discipline has dropped greatly since my new approach to PBIS and Character Education. Prior to the new administration, we had 1,532 days of suspension. Last year we had 315 days of suspension. The children here in our school improved on their MAP scores by over 45% last school year. This is now the school to attend in the West Ashley area, and we are proud of our accomplishments!
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Students typically come from these schools
Drayton Hall Elementary
Oakland Elementary
Orange Grove Elementary

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West Ashley High School
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Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 763-1533

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