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W. A. Perry Middle School

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Posted January 6, 2014

I am a student at w.a. perry middle school we may not have the most advanced technology as the other middle schools in the district , but I'll tell you what is advanced at our school... our thinking and with that we ARE advanced and our minds exceed the limit of intelligence and soar high like w.a. perry eagles should. Sincerely, An 8th grader at w.a. perry middle school 2013-2014 school year GO W.A. PERRY EAGLES


Posted September 24, 2013

Perry has come a long way from #8 to #1 "A" in 2011-2012 school year in the District . Now 2012-2013 still at the top at #3. The progress speaks for its self. Great teacher and staff. The kids just have to know they can make a difference. Big dreams, one can even be president some day. I have not seen the perfect school but it does take dedication and perseverance to make a change. They have the STEAM program that will prepare them into high school and then into college and into the real world. They are the future Education is the transportation to your destination!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

Our school is a diamond in the rough. Those that are not here everyday make assumptions about our school because of the past. Our principal and staff are working hard to improve our school climate--and we are succedding in this effort.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 2, 2008

I am a parent of this school. The teachers are great and the students are respectable.
—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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
18%
Social Studies

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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 71% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled27%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Math

All Students57%
Female60%
Male53%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled23%
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%

Science

All Students71%
Female65%
Male80%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female73%
Male84%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled36%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Writing

All Students62%
Female62%
Male63%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled23%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%
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 Students59%
Female64%
Male51%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals50%
Disabled11%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%

Math

All Students56%
Female54%
Male58%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals20%
Disabled21%
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%

Science

All Students75%
Female79%
Male70%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals40%
Disabled53%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students55%
Female61%
Male47%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals40%
Disabled32%
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%

Writing

All Students67%
Female80%
Male49%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled16%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%
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 Students55%
Female68%
Male39%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled7%
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%

Math

All Students53%
Female53%
Male54%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled20%
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant53%

Science

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female70%
Male81%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Writing

All Students57%
Female68%
Male44%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled20%
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
61%
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 96% 36%
Two or more races 2% 3%
White 2% 53%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (803) 255-2262

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: (803) 256-6347

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