Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Irmo Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 876 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

5 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted September 6, 2014

1/2 star! Bullying, harassment, TOTAL disrespect for teachers and administration, VERY poorly trained Guidance staff, POOR learning environment !!


Posted October 7, 2013

Irmo Middle is AWESOME !!! They have really good programs, helpful teachers and staff, and friendly classmates. The curriculum is relly great, as well. This year, they have turned in to a Magnet School, which benefits for the students, as well as the staff. The only thing really upsetting is some of the ghetto people there, who are very rude, and bothering my leaning environment. Other than that, I LOVE this school !!


Posted February 2, 2009

I think the teachers my grandson has this year are great. I wish that not only the teachers but the total staff of Irmo Middle School could be his educators for the rest of his public shool years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

This is a wonderful school. The staff is always there to help. I am very pleased with the teachers and the admin that is here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

I think that this is a highly educated school. I love how they do the tutoring durning school so that everybody will go, their IB program is great. Their get afterschool programs are very open to anyone who would like to join and their sports teams have very talented athletes. The thing I love the most is the parent involvement. I mean their are so many parents their everyday either observing or helping out, really without the parent involvement I don't think Irmo Middle would be that good.
—Submitted by a former 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 71% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

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 Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
African-American61%
Asian80%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial81%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled34%
Not disabled82%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
African-American65%
Asian90%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial89%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled28%
Not disabled83%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant76%

Science

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
African-American73%
Asian90%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled38%
Not disabled89%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female76%
Male77%
African-American67%
Asian80%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial74%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled34%
Not disabled82%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%

Writing

All Students76%
Female86%
Male68%
African-American62%
Asian80%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled23%
Not disabled83%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English77%
Not 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 Students71%
Female78%
Male65%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled27%
Not disabled78%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%

Math

All Students78%
Female85%
Male72%
African-American69%
Asian70%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled32%
Not disabled85%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students77%
Female81%
Male74%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled44%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled25%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Writing

All Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled27%
Not disabled87%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 53%
Black 43% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

6051 Wescott Rd
Columbia, SC 29212
Website: Click here
Phone: (803) 476-3600

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


New Heights School
Columbia, SC




Willow Lane School
Columbia, SC



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT