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Black Water Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 661 students

 
 

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Posted October 25, 2013

Our school is wonderful, the kids my not be the best but the teacher love the student and are understanding, there is lots of awesome opportunities for your child, i love almost everything about our school except our students aditude toward the teachers, i am a straight a student cheerleader and i feel like the teacher do alot to help us and help benifit our education.


Posted November 13, 2012

I would like to know if anyone has any complaints about bullying on the school bus'es?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2011

I have a child who went to Blackwater for all 3 years. I have a second child in sixth grade there now and I couldn't be happier. Overall I have been very pleased with the quality of the teachers, the instruction my children are receiving, and the leadership of the school. The administration is wonderful. The few issues that I brought to their attention were taken seriously, addressed appropriately, and resolved in ways that I and my child both felt were appropriate. Just as any other situation, you get out of it what you put into it. My daughter received a wonderful education at this school, as my son is now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2010

im a student at blackwater i HATE it the teachers are rude and unproffesional the kids curse and make inapropriot comments they have no disipline and the principal is not very approachable
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2010

Blackwater Middle School is a highly efficient school. It's teachers are very understanding and will always give time out their daily lives for their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2009

i am a student at black water middle....n i think this is the greatest school ever....and it is better than conway.......luvssss dis schoool
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2009

I am a student at Black Water. Im concerned bullying is a major issue here. The kids can get rowdy but they take privalages. But most of all I Love MOST of the teachers. The teachers sometimes have an attitude which is not professional at all. So if the teachers can work on that it would be much better to be here 5 days a week.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2009

I attend black water middle school and i couldnt ask for a more well developed family-like staff, they offer great after-school activities and are centered around the students. Overal I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! - Nicole<3
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2009

I am in eighth grade and most of the teachers in eighth grade are amazing. I am so glad I have them. I won't say any names, but my math teacher is great. He is really nice and he teaches everything that is supposed to be taught instead of giving it to the students and making them learn it themselves. He also takes the time to teach the kids that don't get it right away. I'm glad I got him as a teacher. This is my greatest year of school (so far) and I wish this year didn't have to end.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2008

I understand the schools issues, and am concerned with them, I have been dealing with them through the schools athletic dept.and so far it seems to be working.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

The jury is still out on this new school. According to students, some teachers are pretty cranky. I am surprised with regulations; the students feel like they are strickly monitored in the hall and must walk in lines; they aren't allowed to eat with friends during lunch since they fill tables in a row as they enter the lunch room, etc. They do offer, however, languages, p.e., and a variety of 'discovery' classes. The principal is very approachable and really seems wonderful and concerned! Although my student has met several nice friends, I do know another who feels like the bullying last year was excessive.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled43%
Not disabled84%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%

Math

All Students74%
Female81%
Male68%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled39%
Not disabled83%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant74%

Science

All Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled42%
Not disabled80%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
White79%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled58%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%

Writing

All Students75%
Female81%
Male69%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled42%
Not disabled83%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%
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 Students72%
Female74%
Male69%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled33%
Not disabled80%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant72%

Math

All Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled25%
Not disabled83%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant72%

Science

All Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled50%
Not disabled90%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female56%
Male64%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White64%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled19%
Not disabled69%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%

Writing

All Students75%
Female82%
Male67%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled27%
Not disabled87%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant75%
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 Students68%
Female74%
Male60%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled22%
Not disabled76%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant68%

Math

All Students70%
Female79%
Male57%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled28%
Not disabled78%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%

Science

All Students74%
Female76%
Male70%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled28%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female84%
Male66%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled39%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant76%

Writing

All Students72%
Female81%
Male60%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled19%
Not disabled83%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant72%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 67% 53%
Black 22% 36%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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