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Whittemore Park Middle School

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Posted February 17, 2013

I have kept my eye on WPMS and am excited to say that they are the most innovative group of people. I am sure they are a school to watch. They are all about the students and are not afraid to take risks to insure success. The future is bright for WPMS!


Posted June 22, 2012

Whittemore Park seems to improve more and more each year. Faculty and staff seems to truely care about my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2010

Twice this school year I emailed the teachers, asking about my child progress in class. Not one response did I receive. The only time I did get a response was for a class room complaint and I cc the principle and the teacher responded in about 30 minutes that time. Bulling is so bad there. The teachers just look the other way. I reported to the school on several occasion students bulling and have never received the first follow up from the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2010

They have many programs to offer especially the after school programs!


Posted January 27, 2010

WPM has made great gains over the past few years on test data. They currently went from meeting 14 out of 21 objectives on the PASS (SC State Test) to meeting 19 out of 21 objectives! Go WPM!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2010

Whittemore Park seems to improve more and more each year. Faculty and staff seems to truely care about my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2010

I think WPM has great things going on. But I feel those things are covered up by the lack of discipline from the administration which in turn makes the job of the teachers very frustrating which effects the academics given to our children. When our children know who is in charge and the consequences for their actions, the teacher will have their respect and the doors of learning will once again be open.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

Whittemore Park Is an innovative school and is rising each year. It has really come around within the past year and will continue as the teachers, students, and parents have worked diligently towards creating a community within the school. Lastly, this school provides numerous opportunities for students to expand their potential through a diverse array of extra-curricular activities. Whittemore Park is an exceptional school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

Whittemore Park is a good school but the children are sometimes out of control and the teachers act as if they cant handle it. So i feel if you cant take the heat then get out of the kitchen. Maybe if teachers took more time individually with students and make sure they understand then they would be just fine. The school is good, it just needs improvement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2008

Whittemore Park is the Best in the world!
—Submitted by a 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.

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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
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%
Female74%
Male57%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled30%
Not disabled76%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant64%

Math

All Students75%
Female87%
Male68%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled36%
Not disabled89%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students52%
Female53%
Male52%
African-American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals55%
Disabled21%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant52%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female69%
Male50%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled38%
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%

Writing

All Students66%
Female81%
Male56%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled29%
Not disabled79%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant66%
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 Students56%
Female55%
Male56%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled20%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant56%

Math

All Students65%
Female66%
Male66%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabled20%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Science

All Students65%
Female69%
Male61%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled22%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Social Studies

All Students50%
Female47%
Male53%
African-American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled20%
Not disabled58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%

Writing

All Students65%
Female73%
Male59%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled18%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-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 Students63%
Female70%
Male57%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled27%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant63%

Math

All Students62%
Female66%
Male58%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled26%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant62%

Science

All Students65%
Female72%
Male57%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled34%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant65%

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled31%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Writing

All Students63%
Female71%
Male55%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled28%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant63%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

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
White 50% 53%
Black 42% 36%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 81%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Excellent rating on school report card (2003)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8;30am
School end time
  • 3:30pm
School Leader's name
  • Robbie Watkins
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (843) 488-0669

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Parent involvement
  • Parents and community are involved through pto, school improvement council, superintendent's council, open house, conferences, and performances (band, chorus, and sports).
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Students typically come from these schools
South Conway Elementary
Homewood Elementary
Pee Dee Elementary

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Conway High
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