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Crayton Middle School

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Posted November 14, 2012

Well to me Crayton is the best but not very challenging because I'm in all aap classes including MEGSSS and all the classes are a breeze. Yea the school is kind of broken up into cliques but what do you expect it's middle school. But we do have excellent teachers and I've read all the other reviews and in my defense I say that yea Crayton kids can get a little wild but we also get our work done and if someone isn't getting good grades our teachers work to help. Besides not to brag or anything but our activities out of school is great. P.S. No ethic group is making Crayton out of control or making the teacher job difficult. Every ethic group brings something to the table at Crayton.


Posted June 30, 2012

Teachers are usually a hit or miss. You either get an excellent teacher who really tries to help you learn and keep you out of trouble, or someone who constantly gets corrected by students. Fights are common, and there were 2 pregnant STUDENTS in the 8th grade. Administrators pick favorites. Try as hard as you can to get your child into AAP classes. Grade level and ACE classes are full of rude children who will prevent them from learning. Go to Hand if you can. From an ex student.


Posted February 8, 2012

We moved to Columbia this school year. My child had previousl attended a very good private school with an incredibly strong academic profile. We have found Crayton to be great -- my child is enjoying the diversity of the student body and the strong teaching across AAP and MEGS. This is what public school should be. Keep it up, Crayton!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2011

I go to Crayton right now. I am begging my parents to let me leave BECAUSE there are fights in halls almost EVERYDAY! Not drama fights physical fights. 2nd, the principal favors people. I once went to the office because I was hit and punched, So the girls who did it said, 'Ohh we were just kidding" to the principal and get off with no punishment whatsoever. Third, the kids who have a disibility don't ever get in trouble just a warning. Finally, the cafiteria food is TERRIBLE! The food looks like its going to crawl away on the floor.


Posted April 28, 2011

truthfully, i was really scared. i was a new student this year & i hated it at firstt. but then i got to know everyone & really, its not a bad school. im gonna miss it. the teachers are good and it has a really friendly environment.


Posted March 15, 2011

I have read responses on this school that were posted back in 2008. It is now 2010. It is SHAMEFUL that nothing has been done about the unruly children at this school. Yesterday, I picked my daughter up from school and while she was walking to the car, I knew something was wrong. When she got in, I asked her what was wrong and she burst out in tears. This is just unacceptable. She is a 6th grader and the first two weeks of school she was excited and happy to go to middle school. When I dropped her off this morning, she said AND I QUOTE.... "I hate the sight of Crayton". I'm sorry but this is just crazy. I don't care about all of the GOOD/GREAT reviews Crayton has recieved here or anywhere else. This school does not care about students who are really there to learn. They do not protect the children who ARE behaving. I sat and observed the class in which my daughter has peer problems, these 2 teachers allowed the unruly children to roam around the classroom, bother other students, blurt out in class, yell shut up to the other students and did NOTHING about it. This is ridiculouse. I BEG OF YOU, PLEASE, PLEASE do not send your child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2010

i am a current student at crayton and i have read all the reviews made but the reviews putting our school down is wrong...Crayton is a school to make a difference the teachers work with us to make all of our jobs and expectations easier and yet still knoledgeable and yes students get refferals but isnt that at all schools???WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT CRAYTON....no student ever leaves the same they leave better than before no matter if its on the inside or out...i love my school and every staff member there.our teachers challenge us and even if it drives us crazy in the end we appreciate every last moment...Strive on Crayton!strive on...this school is the best!--SHOUTOUT to Mrs.Little the best history teacher anyone could ever ask for!!!


Posted February 1, 2010

Crayton is a good school but could use a little bit of improvement in the behavior area. Ethnic Groups form and gang up. There is alot of referrals and that makes the teacher's Job difficult. The language isnt that great either! If u read this school please help to change this. 7th grade also needs a bigger hallway because it gets jammed up.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2008

My daughter attends this school and it has exceptional teachers and programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2008

As a retired administrator and teacher, I have only respect and sympathy for today s educators, support staff, and parents. While I believe, that Crayton Middle School is slightly overrated, they are nevertheless the best within the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

The school is academically very strong--top-ranked math team, many excellent teachers, IB curriculum. Unfortunately, the culture of the school is very clique-ish--both among students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2008

Crayton is a rough school. I think a certain ethnic group is out of control at this school making it difficult for the teachers to do their jobs. I am not sure you can blame the school though...it starts at home. I will just be glad when my child is done at this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2008

Crayton is big and has great classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

Crayton is a great school to me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2006

i Think cayton is a great school but sometimes they need to try to be a little easyer about there sports team
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

Crayton is an outstanding school, and it is the best middle school in the state. The teachers and staff are always willing to help. There is a friendly environment, and most kids get along well. The academic courses are unsurpassed! There are many elective choices available for students. Students can participate in a wide range of activities such as: dance, drama, band, jazz band, chorus, orchestra, spanish, french, german, physical education, art, step team, football, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, tennis, basketball, cheerleading, dance company, track, cross country, softball, wrestling, volleyball, swimming, etc. Parent involvement is very high and everyone at the school hospitable and friendly. Crayton is GREAT!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 7, 2005

this is a wonderful school. the teachers are great and most students would return money if they found it. i'm not saying it's perfect but i would say it's pretty close. the acadimis are among the highest in the state. they are home to the number ONE mathcounts teams in the whole STATE. what imperfections they do have they get right on it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2004

I think this school, by the scores above, says it all of what kind of school it is! The reason why the PACT scores are so low is because the students are not properly prepared for the exam. My child does really well in class and makes all A's and B's. She just does not test well. The school holds it against her and continues to tell her she does not measure up and is made to feel dumb. That is the school leadership and administrative staff! I think this school has a tendency to judge people on their economic standards!
—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.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
66%

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 Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial88%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled42%
Not disabled85%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant81%

Math

All Students75%
Female81%
Male70%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial94%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled28%
Not disabled80%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled39%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial91%
White100%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled45%
Not disabled88%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant83%

Writing

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial94%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled39%
Not disabled87%
English language learners72%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant82%
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 Students73%
Female79%
Male68%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled37%
Not disabled78%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled28%
Not disabled77%
English language learners72%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%

Science

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled39%
Not disabled89%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female80%
Male71%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled41%
Not disabled80%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%

Writing

All Students77%
Female88%
Male66%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled30%
Not disabled84%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
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 Students74%
Female71%
Male76%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled31%
Not disabled79%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant74%

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male72%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled29%
Not disabled76%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant71%

Science

All Students76%
Female73%
Male81%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled38%
Not disabled81%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female77%
Male87%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled43%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Writing

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled30%
Not disabled90%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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

 
 
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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
White 51% 53%
Black 41% 36%
Hispanic 4% 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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (803) 738-7901

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(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
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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5000 Clemson Ave
Columbia, SC 29206
Phone: (803) 738-7224

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