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Heyward Gibbes Middle School

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Posted December 18, 2008

Gibbes Middle School is the best. I fun everybody over there is hard working and trying their best to make Gibbes Middle School and fun environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2006

Yes I am a current student a GMS.I am so glad i went to Gibbes. I feel i am well prepared to go to high school. Even though i was supposed to be in the first graduating class, it's o.k. I can't say this school year was the best but you can believe next year it will be!
—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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%

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

All Students51%
Female62%
Male40%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals31%
Disabled26%
Not disabled57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant51%

Math

All Students37%
Female53%
Male23%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals40%
Full-pay meals15%
Disabled9%
Not disabled45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant37%

Science

All Students42%
Female54%
Male32%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled18%
Not disabled47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant42%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female69%
Male58%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled33%
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Writing

All Students55%
Female70%
Male40%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals27%
Disabled13%
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%
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%
Female54%
Male44%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled15%
Not disabled56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant49%

Math

All Students42%
Female41%
Male42%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals39%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled0%
Not disabled50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant42%

Science

All Students52%
Female56%
Male47%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled10%
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female59%
Male64%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled20%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%

Writing

All Students58%
Female61%
Male54%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled11%
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not 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

English/Language Arts

All Students41%
Female59%
Male26%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay meals46%
Disabled12%
Not disabled50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant41%

Math

All Students42%
Female51%
Male35%
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals43%
Full-pay meals39%
Disabled12%
Not disabled51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant42%

Science

All Students52%
Female59%
Male45%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Female46%
Male24%
African-American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals38%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled6%
Not disabled46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Not migrant34%

Writing

All Students42%
Female53%
Male33%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals42%
Full-pay meals46%
Disabled4%
Not disabled54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant42%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
88%
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 3% 3%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 92%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (803) 733-3040

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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