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Hillcrest Middle School

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Posted October 28, 2013

Hillcrest has the best set of administrators in a long time. Mrs. Staggers and Mr. Baldwin are a wonderful asset to this school district. I hope they continue to have the support around them. This is what we need.


Posted August 26, 2013

Hillcrest Middle School is an outstanding school with FABULOUS students. Our school, however, lacks in funding when compared to others in the district and we could use all the help we could get. We serve students in grades 6-8 from very diverse backgrounds. This year our school has maintained our "B" rating on the state report card even with the higher standards set. That was very good, considering many others in the state dropped. Our goal is to get an "A" rating this year. We set high expectations for our students and ourselves. GO WILDCATS!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 24, 2013

This is my son's third year at HMS. I have noted that the teachers are sincerely concerned about their students. It is important to me that the teachers make connections with me, the parent, and with my child who will spend a major portion of his day with the teachers of HMS. I would like to see more active participation from other parents as education is a collaborative event. With the present leadership, as with the last principal, the focus is on what is best for the students while maintaining a safe and friendly environment. There are opportunities for the students to participate in service learning projects, Relay for Life, American Heart Walk, National Junior Honor Society and Jr. Civitans to name a few. Students wear uniforms with planned dress down days throughout the year. This school has provided a great experience for my son!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

My school has the best Math Department in Sumter!!! We love school uniforms! Math Rules!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 23, 2013

Hillcrest Middle School is a GREAT school where students are encouraged to do their best and to help others who are struggling with academics or self-esteem. Our motto is "Believing, Achieving, and Succeeding in Academics, Citizenship, and Service. The staff at Hillcrest are family friendly and work together to ensure that all students are learning in a safe environment. I love working at Hillcrest because of the caring and considerate individuals who take pride in their work no matter what the job title may be. Our school can improve by creating more service learning projects for the students and providing an after school tutoring program with transportation home for interested students and parents.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 22, 2012

This school has just received a complete overhaul of getting a new Principal and Asst. Principal and the atmosphere already, is delightful, warm, welcoming and trusting!! You have to feel that you can trust the people that are overseeing your child's environment for at least 8 hours every day, 5 days a week, and know that those involved in their learning process, truly care and want them to succeed - and this school, especially now, with the new upper staff, seem like they are actually putting your child and their education and welfare first!! You would be ignorant in NOT having your child enrolled in this school! But you must hurry, because they fill up fast, as they are known around the area, to be the best middle school for the district and beyond. You can also make requests for specific teachers if you desire, because they have male teachers, if you want your child to have a male figure involved in their learning, at this time in their developmental lives! Great sports, uses computers in their media center regularly, but they need more funding, and need more parent involvement!! I understand they are working on this though!! Great new Principal!! Pur your chld here!!


Posted April 22, 2011

This school truely is one of the best you'll find. I've recently have been moving alot and changing school, from Sumter to Aliken, West Columbia and recently Columbia;unfortunately I haven't found or had a funner time than at Hillcrest. I was a previous student and I certainly wish I still was.


Posted March 29, 2009

I do not know who is running the school. Administrators do not know the right hand from the left. I felt like I was in a prison when it comes to the amount of responsibility I was given. No one trust anyone else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2008

This school rocks. People judge the building and not the teaching! My son loves it there. I can't wait til my daughter can attend next year. They offer free before tutoring and extra help when needed. Don;t listen to what you hear from rumors until you try it. My husband is Military and we were suprized but, Happy! :) L
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

My daughter attends this school. She was involved in an incident on the bus involving the misbehavior of another student. The bus driver, the principal, the vice principal, and the other student's parents handled the situation in an exemplary manner. My daughter and I feel safe with her attending the school and riding the buses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

wounderful school , lunch and breakfast needs inproving !
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2005

My daughter attended this school and i would never recommend it to anyone the special ed was so bad. The rest of the school was ok. But i think there are better schools out there that take time out with your child and help better educate them more then scold them all day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2004

The best choice for public school, compared to others in the area. The school is well ran and the principal/teachers do their best to enforce discipline. The school is clean and well maintained. The biggest problem you'll see is the lack of self discipline exhibited by the students. I think it's a 'regional' thing. The staff does a great job dealing with them. Great programs for students and parents willing to put in the effort. Overall 8 out of 10.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

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The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

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The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

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Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

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Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

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The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 48% 36%
White 48% 53%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Dalzell, SC 29040
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