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James Island Middle School

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Posted August 30, 2014

This school is just OK. They offer absolutely no options for 6th or 7th graders after school and "lock all students out" after 3:40pm to wander in the parking lot alone until working parents pick them up. Why don't you offer a one hour homework session that parents can pay for? This school also has problem students that come from the problem areas of James Island. Many 8th graders seem to be headed for jail at a young age. The brand new principal never replies to emails and parents are treated as second class citizens by the school staff. The PTA is a farce with no real impact on school operations. The teachers are OK - they do what they can with what they have. This school is not like Stiles Point or Harborview Elementary, which are both excellent schools. It is better than some of the other middle schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2011

JIMS has made my child feel at home and she has made great progress academically. Ditto the parent's comment below about bullying. No tolerance policy. Positve Behavioral Intervention System really works. Great special ed support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

They have been a wonderful learning environment for my son and have embraced and shown care and compassion for him. He had a brain tumor removed at 10 and had a stroke during the procedure. As a result, he walks with a limp and wears a leg brace. When faced with some bullying, the school took immediate action and corrected the problem. They also set him up with a speech pathologist to help him with some of those issues. They are always a joy when you call with any concern......quick to respond! I love them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

This was a great school. I made so many friends, and I loved most of my teachers, with the exception of 1 or 2. I am so glad that I went there, and I can't believe my middle school years are over.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2008

This is a wonderful school. All of my chirldren went there and now my grand children goes there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

Mr. Davie is an excellent principal that really cares about each child. He has a very solid reputation with students, parents and staff and we all are grateful for him. The school tries to promote positive behavior with fun incentives like school dances. The staff seems to also deal fairly with disclipline issues.
—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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

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

All Students85%
Female92%
Male79%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant85%

Math

All Students88%
Female94%
Male83%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Science

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Writing

All Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not 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 Students80%
Female83%
Male75%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled30%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Math

All Students75%
Female78%
Male71%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled20%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled30%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female62%
Male60%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled10%
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant61%

Writing

All Students82%
Female89%
Male71%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled10%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant82%
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 Students62%
Female64%
Male60%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant62%

Math

All Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students54%
Female43%
Male64%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals40%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant54%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant70%

Writing

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not 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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

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 50% 53%
Black 45% 36%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 53%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

Fax number
  • (843) 762-6209

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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