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C. E. Williams Middle School for Creative and Scie

Public | 6-8 | 645 students

 
 

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Posted December 18, 2013

Teachers do as best of job as they can. Administration is over controlling and doesn't actually care about students doing their work to pass. Teachers are basically forced to give students passing grades even though many should be failing. The principal is extremely lazy and pawns all of his work off onto others. The Vice Principals are extremely negative and are not supportive of teachers.


Posted August 22, 2013

C.e Williams is and exceptional school, honestly the best in the area. I've had so many amazing memories in that school. the staff are so friendly and new students are always welcomed. its the best place to make your fun childhood memories.


Posted August 8, 2013

Ce willams is a good school! The teacher will stay after school to help your child if needed help and would stay in class on their lunch break to help a student if needed! Hey every school have their problem! But also c.e had lots of good clubs to choose from, also have cool fun dances , green zone celebrations and other cool things for your kids. As we say ohana means family and nobody gets left behind !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2013

I am disgusted with the new school principal. He does not seem to want to handle situations himself he does try to pass them onto other staff. There is a serious bully issue here but the principal and staff brush it under the rug. Most of the students are disrespectful to the teachers. Teachers so worried about passing state tests, I was satisfied with the shool last year, but since this new principal has taken over things are going down hill quickly. The teachers are so awesome and go out of their way to help your child succeed. I would not recommend this school for any parent, I would recommend St. Andrews Middle school, the principal is excellent and the studnet are wonderful, along with the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2012

I attended C.E Williams Middle school in 6th grade and 7th grade and I can say that 7th grade was possibly the most agony filled mental torturous year of my life. And not because of home life it was because of my school life there. Apparently some students who are 7th grade teacher's pets are allowed to get away with cursing in math class. Discipline is not fairly enforced. The principal can't control the school and never has time to talk to students who really need her help. School secretaries in the office are extremely rude. Students who are continuously bullied are told to "just ignore it." I am intellectually talented in Creative writing and my 7th grade ELA teacher constantly patronized me making me feel belittled and had no interest in seeing any of my poetry or non fictional writing pieces. The music teacher is VERY nosy and childish. He tries to impress students by stooping to the level of childishly arguing with playful name calling witch is NOT what a teacher should be encouraging. Many teachers show no interest on helping students excel in learning. I hated this place. If you want a strong learning environment that cares about your child this is NOT the school for you.


Posted June 16, 2012

This school has really gone down hill over the years. My youngest son attended C.E williams this year as a 6th grader this year in 2011-2012. Bullying is a huge problem at this school. However, my oldest son attended CEW in 2007-2008 and there was a strong principal who had everything more under control and my oldest son had no problems. This year, my child felt bullied and as though he was an outcast. My son came home one day telling me thatdrugs were being smoked in the bathroom and then a few weeks later he came home tellingme that he saw an8th grader in the bathroom asking him if he wanted some alcohol that was in a non see through bottle. My son also told me a lot that he would over hear teachers gossiping about other students, and when I would walk in the school I would feel very unwelcome. But in the past I used to be very involved with school events and field trips. He was constantly bullied and I called the school many times and bullying was still occurring. The school nurse was very rude to me one day when I was taking in his ADHD medicine. His guidance counselor was very involved a little too involved actually. She was very persistent. I'm disappointed with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

C.E. Williams has magnificent students and fabulous parents who support the staff and curriculum, everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

Very good school, but there sevaral children causing trouble for the rest of the children, some parents are not taking the responsability toteach their kids how to be respectful towards the teachers and fellow classmates.
—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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

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 Students74%
Female83%
Male66%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled4%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant74%

Math

All Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled9%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant69%

Science

All Students75%
Female87%
Male66%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled10%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female88%
Male80%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled31%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Writing

All Students74%
Female84%
Male67%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled13%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%
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 Students78%
Female84%
Male73%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled13%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled25%
Not disabled79%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled44%
Not disabled91%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female78%
Male77%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled31%
Not disabled81%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%

Writing

All Students81%
Female90%
Male73%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled19%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students78%
Female86%
Male69%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled42%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%

Math

All Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled36%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%

Science

All Students77%
Female84%
Male70%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Writing

All Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled46%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant86%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

29 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 51% 53%
Black 41% 36%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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 44%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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