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W. G. Sanders Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 411 students

 
 

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Posted July 13, 2009

I am a student at Sanders Middle School and we have fun, we learn new stuff every day, we add 100's of words to our vocabulary every day, and we have great teachers. I love my school!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students54%
Female58%
Male48%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled13%
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant54%

Math

All Students33%
Female37%
Male27%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals32%
Full-pay meals35%
Disabled13%
Not disabled37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Non-migrant33%

Science

All Students41%
Female44%
Male36%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals38%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled30%
Not disabled43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant41%

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female61%
Male68%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals60%
Disabled54%
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant65%

Writing

All Students54%
Female64%
Male41%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals55%
Disabled9%
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant54%
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 Students48%
Female50%
Male47%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay meals59%
Disabled25%
Not disabled55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant48%

Math

All Students36%
Female37%
Male35%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals34%
Full-pay meals41%
Disabled11%
Not disabled43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant36%

Science

All Students43%
Female50%
Male38%
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals42%
Full-pay meals45%
Disabled14%
Not disabled51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant43%

Social Studies

All Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
African-American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals38%
Full-pay meals45%
Disabled14%
Not disabled47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant40%

Writing

All Students60%
Female68%
Male54%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabled18%
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant60%
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 Students49%
Female57%
Male39%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals47%
Disabled14%
Not disabled56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant49%

Math

All Students43%
Female49%
Male36%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals42%
Full-pay meals44%
Disabled14%
Not disabled48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant43%

Science

All Students58%
Female64%
Male50%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals53%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%

Social Studies

All Students35%
Female38%
Male31%
African-American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals35%
Full-pay meals35%
Disabled15%
Not disabled40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant35%

Writing

All Students58%
Female69%
Male46%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals62%
Disabled18%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
82%
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 95% 36%
Two or more races 2% 2%
White 2% 53%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3455 Pinebelt Rd
Columbia, SC 29204
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