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Alcorn Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 376 students

 

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Posted August 25, 2013

Alcorn Middle School is a great school. The challenges are the same for public schools - whether inner city, surburban or rural. The students, parents, teachers, staff and community (village) must work together to create positive school environments for all students. The village working together can increase the number of productive citizens in society.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2011

This is not a good school. There is peer violence, and its apalling how little respect the students have for each other, and especially school staff and teachers. Test scores are low as well.


Posted February 25, 2010

I have review that alcorn middle school is the best middle school just need to work on test socres!
—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.

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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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
25%
Writing

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students60%
Female65%
Male55%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled13%
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant60%

Math

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled17%
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%

Science

All Students48%
Female43%
Male53%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled9%
Not disabled55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant48%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled33%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%

Writing

All Students59%
Female68%
Male50%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals60%
Disabled17%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant59%
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%
Female66%
Male52%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled30%
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant59%

Math

All Students48%
Female56%
Male41%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled10%
Not disabled56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant48%

Science

All Students63%
Female75%
Male52%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled30%
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Female51%
Male35%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled5%
Not disabled51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant43%

Writing

All Students68%
Female88%
Male49%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled24%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant68%
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 Students46%
Female56%
Male35%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals45%
Disabled12%
Not disabled54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant46%

Math

All Students52%
Female57%
Male46%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals59%
Disabled20%
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant52%

Science

All Students36%
Female34%
Male38%
African-American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals38%
Full-pay meals25%
Disabled9%
Not disabled41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Not migrant36%

Social Studies

All Students48%
Female53%
Male44%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals55%
Disabled21%
Not disabled56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant48%

Writing

All Students57%
Female63%
Male50%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals52%
Disabled20%
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not 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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
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 88% 36%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 53%
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)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (803) 735-3487

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(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
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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Columbia, SC 29203
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