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Longleaf Middle School

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted August 8, 2014

My daughter attends this school and for the last two i have not been impressed. My daughter gets pushed along and no one helps her I have asked for help but getting a conference with anyone is nearly impossible. She is very shy and unique in her own way. She had one teacher last year that called her name wrong all year I even had to step in and tell her off. Read the comments you will see the students cant even spell that should tell its own story of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2014

Longleaf Middle School is a great school with phenomenal teachers. The ZooBot magnet program has teachers that truly care about their students and want them to be successful learners for life. They also just became a whole school magnet with a STEAM focus. Looking forward to seeing what this next year has in store for this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

Sixth grade was great, especially the agent program. Seventh grade had its challenges, half of the teachers were good while the other half (including the principal) seemed to just be making appearances. Eighth grade has been the toughest, 3/4 of the teachers don't seem to care about the kids or their education and the ones that do care, seem stifled by the administration. No wonder scores were worse in 2012. I hope the school bounces back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2011

My daughter attends this school this year and I have to say that I love the school. We moved here a couple of years ago and I can say that this is one of the better schhols. I like it because the principal and administrators are responsive to my concerns and they are very involved with school improvement and ways of continued growth of the school. I, especially liked the fact that for my daughter's first year, they offered summer programs to allow rising 6th graders to become familiar with the middle school environment. I like the size of the school and it was not an overwhelming environment. My daughter loves the teaching style of Mr. Jenkins and I have enjoyed the responsiveness of all of her teachers. Kudos
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

Longleaf is a great learning environment
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2010

I love this school and it has fun activities but have great opertunities and a great education keep it up lepords
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2009

As a parent of a student at Longleaf, I am concerned and disappointed that the students seem to be running the school. I frequent the school no less than once a month. There is a lack of holding students accountable for the rules and and consistent consequences to ensure an adequate learning environment. The lack of respect, language, and defiance is horrific. It is no wonder test scores are not as they should be. Quality learning cannot take place in the chaotic and undisciplined environment within the classrooms and halls. Additionally, there are no programs for students to become involoved in their school community. Longleaf needs to consistent discipline in and out of the classrooms. It's sort of like 'the tail wagging the dog' over there. Consistent rules and consequences should be the norm and understood by all. Only then can real learning and test score improve!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

I love this school it gives kids freedom and great education. It does need programs though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2009

I love this School. My mom works here it is a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2008

I don't like the school. It is so BORING and they DO NOT make it fun over there.
—Submitted by a student


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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

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 Students73%
Female80%
Male65%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled32%
Not disabled78%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students54%
Female57%
Male50%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabled12%
Not disabled60%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant54%

Science

All Students59%
Female67%
Male53%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled33%
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled70%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant86%

Writing

All Students76%
Female83%
Male68%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled27%
Not disabled83%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant76%
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 Students65%
Female73%
Male56%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabled25%
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Math

All Students61%
Female65%
Male55%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled18%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant61%

Science

All Students63%
Female68%
Male57%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled18%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female76%
Male56%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled25%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

Writing

All Students76%
Female89%
Male61%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled31%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%
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 Students58%
Female68%
Male47%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled13%
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant58%

Math

All Students65%
Female72%
Male57%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled22%
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant65%

Science

All Students67%
Female75%
Male56%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female66%
Male56%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabled21%
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant61%

Writing

All Students75%
Female87%
Male63%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled30%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

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
Black 79% 36%
White 13% 53%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
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 60%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Columbia, SC 29229
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