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Chester Middle School

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Posted July 25, 2012

I't is a pretty good school. but some of the teachers have some weird ways of teaching which i like but some... ya know
—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.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
47%
Writing

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students56%
Female59%
Male53%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled23%
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant56%

Math

All Students52%
Female50%
Male54%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals65%
Disabled20%
Not disabled56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant52%

Science

All Students47%
Female43%
Male51%
African-American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals40%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled25%
Not disabled49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant47%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female65%
Male62%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled33%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant63%

Writing

All Students56%
Female65%
Male48%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled13%
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant56%
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%
Female59%
Male54%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled21%
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant57%

Math

All Students45%
Female43%
Male46%
African-American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White66%
Subsidized meals38%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled18%
Not disabled49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant45%

Science

All Students62%
Female68%
Male56%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled24%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant62%

Social Studies

All Students53%
Female52%
Male54%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White66%
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled21%
Not disabled58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%

Writing

All Students70%
Female77%
Male62%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled30%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not 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

English/Language Arts

All Students53%
Female57%
Male50%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals64%
Disabled4%
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%

Math

All Students65%
Female74%
Male59%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled17%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%

Science

All Students50%
Female51%
Male49%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals47%
Disabled0%
Not disabled58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant50%

Social Studies

All Students54%
Female58%
Male51%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled0%
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant54%

Writing

All Students64%
Female72%
Male58%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled9%
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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 35% 53%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 7%
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 79%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1014 McCandless Rd
Chester, SC 29706
Phone: (803) 377-8192

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