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St. Andrews Middle School

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Posted May 22, 2012

This is the worst school my daughter been to....EVER...Teachers are rude ,,just like the front staff ...after i got told my daughter should come during lunch break to get help for math ,,,,either the class was locked or the teacher would be like they have no time to help ..they tell you one thing ,,then turn around and have a different story for you the next time ...i plan on moving so my child can go to another school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2011

As a parent, my experience with SAMS has been quite an interesting journey. Starting with the principal, he is very motivated and concerned about student achievement, and he has and open door policy. He is up-to-date wiith materials and software that enhances student success. The staff, just like at ANY other school are highly qualified and trained to teach students who want to learn, and not just come to school to practice how to pretend to be an adult when away from the supervision of their parents. Parent involvement is essential, and rewarding for the student. My son is entering his 8th grade year and we are ver excited about it. I've learned that if you are looking to be successful in anything that is waht you are going to get.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

"AND I QUOTE, St. Andrews is a sorry excuse for a school and education. I attend there now and am not satisified with the education that is taught at this school and with the faculty. I have been here for three years and have NEVER enjoyed this so called learning environment.I'm so sick of teachers forever accusing us students without letting us explain our reasons or for the wrong thing and thinking their always right. Teachers tell us to give them respect but they dont give us no respect. You got to give respect to get it. This is how i feel!!


Posted May 26, 2010

St. Andrews Middle is a poor example of Richland One! My son attended there for a little over a month and I had no choice but to pull him from the school and move him! The only positive experience he had there was that his orchestra teacher was really wonderful! In advanced placement classes, his assignments were on lessons my son was taught 2 years prior in Lexington District Two! And the fact that St. Andrews is a uni-race school, is awful! My son was one of 9 white children out of 900 or so students! He was changing to try to fit in during a difficult transition period from elementary to middle school anyway! I had to move my son to Hand Middle. He received an excellent education there and he was actually challenged! St. Andrews Middle needs some drastic improvements to even compare to other schools in Richland One!


Posted May 13, 2009

I am a current studen at ST Andrews and i have to get my dad to come up to the school and beg the teacher to give extra work to help fix my grade because they don't listen to the students and they don't know how to teach.....
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2007

I graduated in may and I believe that this school has gotten better. There is a more mixture of races here now, and the education is pretty good. Most of the teachers I had though are leaving
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 22, 2006

St. Andrews at one point was a very good school. A number of years ago, I attended there, and we had a mix of every race, and no major problems, now the school has become almost only a one race school and I think that is sad, because I would have liked my son to attend there, but I know how he would be treated. I think things need to change for the better, not for the worse.
—Submitted by a former 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.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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 71% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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 70% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students64%
Female68%
Male60%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial58%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabled37%
Not disabled68%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Math

All Students54%
Female56%
Male53%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial58%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals66%
Disabled13%
Not disabled60%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant54%

Science

All Students45%
Female48%
Male41%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals45%
Disabled20%
Not disabled48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant45%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female71%
Male74%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled33%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Writing

All Students64%
Female73%
Male58%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial58%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabled29%
Not disabled70%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%
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 Students60%
Female66%
Male54%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial69%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals61%
Disabled22%
Not disabled68%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant60%

Math

All Students45%
Female50%
Male39%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial39%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals39%
Disabled5%
Not disabled52%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant45%

Science

All Students72%
Female75%
Male68%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled24%
Not disabled81%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female61%
Male54%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial77%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals58%
Disabled14%
Not disabled66%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%

Writing

All Students68%
Female78%
Male57%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial77%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled29%
Not disabled75%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English69%
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 Students60%
Female62%
Male58%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals64%
Disabled23%
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant60%

Math

All Students66%
Female69%
Male64%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled31%
Not disabled71%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students68%
Female63%
Male73%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled20%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female61%
Male69%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals62%
Disabled24%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%

Writing

All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled20%
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant65%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 7%
White 2% 53%
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 68%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (803) 731-8913

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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1231 Bluefield Rd
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 731-8910

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