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West Ashley Middle School

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Posted January 13, 2011

my son graduated last year to west ashley middle school and now in 9th grade at west ashley high school and has been getting A's in geometry class and teacher want him to move to 10th grade level . Thank s to Miss Lebrun for being a hard teacher . " way to go WAMS "
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

WAMS gets better each year and is known for turning kids around who are heading in the wrong direction. The staff truly cares about the students and will go over and beyond to see the kids succeed!


Posted September 9, 2009

west ashley is the bomb diggity. i went there for my 8th grade year and the whole school is awesome. i wish i could of gone there for another year
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2008

This is not a five star school and I disagree with the posting July 15, 2008. I do agree Mrs. Coker has tried. I say don't just look around, sit in a few of the classes! Parents, please get involved.... This school needs help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

WAMS is making a huge turn-around with the new leadership and excellent staff. It is a pleasure to work at West Ashley Middle.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 15, 2008

This school has done a great turn around in the years that I have known it. I'll try to be brief but accurate. Security for the campus has improved so much that all teachers and most students say they feel very safe. The principal (Mrs. Coker) has created many clubs so the students would have a sense of belonging. The school has tried to get the parents to interact with the school and I have seen more parents on campus this year than for the past 5. I say stop by and look around the campus and see for yourself..


Posted July 5, 2007

I have been a student at West Ashley Middle School for a year going on two. Kids misbehave and they do spend a lot of time on it such as the disciplining. Teachers and the faculty care about the grades. The first nine weeks only about 4 of my peers including myself got the honor roll. But the last nine weeks it was probably 10 or so. They give us time so we can pull our grades up. some teachers even give up their Saturdays. WAMS is a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2006

Im a student at west ahsley middle, the school really needs a good pick me up. The school worries more about behavior than acedemics. The school has verry bad behavior. We have no parent involvement once so ever. This school needs to buckle down on acedemics. Students do not receive help when needed. Over all west ashley middle needs a big improvment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2006

West Ashley Middle School is not quite the satisfactory school that I had hoped to attend! The honors program or SAIL programs are fairly good! Most of the teachers are very experienced in dealing with any problem students. As a former WAIS student...I would like to say that neither the middle or the intermediate schools are bad! They get too many bad reviews and they are mostly from people who were there first! The only problem that I have, as a student, is that the principal is very unsatisfactory for the students. The school is a good enough school for me and I think that others should check it out for themselves!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2004

I think wams is an alright school. I'm a student there and somethings i really don't like. For example the new principal will never let students have freedom. She only cares about boring stuff and not extra curricular activities that shold be cared about more than sports teams. There are some things that i like such as band and kids who participate in things. There are too many kids at wams who don't there to learn. Wams also needs more money to buy things.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2004

I am a student at wams. I believe it is a great school. The teachers are wonderful and push us to do our best. Sure, the studesnts have their disagreements and make trouble, but besides that it is the best school ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2004

I think West Ashley Middle is a great school, but the busing of students from other schools will have a negative on a great CCSD school. A very strong academic program.
—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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
39%
Writing

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students57%
Female62%
Male50%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals59%
Disabled27%
Not disabled61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%

Math

All Students42%
Female45%
Male40%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White50%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals35%
Disabled20%
Not disabled46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant42%

Science

All Students41%
Female36%
Male46%
African-American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals36%
Full-pay meals60%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant41%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female63%
Male64%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant64%

Writing

All Students61%
Female61%
Male63%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals50%
Disabled25%
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%
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 Students70%
Female71%
Male70%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Math

All Students51%
Female48%
Male53%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant51%

Science

All Students67%
Female69%
Male64%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female67%
Male72%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant69%

Writing

All Students67%
Female78%
Male59%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-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%
Female63%
Male52%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%

Math

All Students59%
Female63%
Male54%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant59%

Science

All Students52%
Female61%
Male45%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals58%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant52%

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female78%
Male64%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant71%

Writing

All Students70%
Female79%
Male63%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
88%

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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%

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
Black 80% 36%
White 14% 53%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 81%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Charleston, SC 29407
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