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Richard H. Gettys Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1396 students

 
 

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Posted June 6, 2014

this school has a bad combination of high population and poor management. the students pretty much run the place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2014

this schools administration is wonderful very good but some students are out of control with fights and profanity the teaching is great i am pleased with teachers they get there jobs done
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2014

This school is the worst school ever. The students get in fights all of the time. The teachers are never teaching or doing what they should be doing. The students are loud, out of conrtol, and disrespectful. The students do not want to learn, which makes the teachers lazy and irresponsible. The principle would never survive in the real business world. He is a terrible communicator and all of the teachers hate him. My older child that goes there now, comes home and cries everyday, because she hates it so much. My children will definitely not be attending that horrible school. We will defiantly be exploring options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

The first school year was ok for me but the second one was awesome the teachers were nice keyboarding was amazing though sorry i had to say that one it was my favorite...There is a lot of fights though...


Posted June 24, 2011

The Schools Administration is fantastic. I have never been more please with Gettys. The administration has set up a safer enviorment and in results has recently become one of the safest school. I reccomend this school to ANY student or parent


Posted November 26, 2008

The staff at this school are amazing. If you want a school with caring people this is it. I have not had any problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

this is the best school i've ever saw my daughter loves it ..... keep the good work....bye
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

this school has some serious discipline issues. there are physical fights between students, yet the administration fails to support the teachers in disciplining these students. It is an unsafe envirmonment. parents should procede with extreme caution.


Posted December 8, 2006

I have gone to gettys for 2 years now. My first year was ok, this year is much better! Our new principals are really trying to get us the things we need and our safety. This year things have really tightened up with students' safety and discipline! I am happy to be a gettys middle school student! Go breakers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2006

As a very recent student, i would say that this school is, generally speaking, above average. Yes, the facilities are in need of repair. However, the teachers are among the best in the southeast. They have a genuine interest in the education and welfare of the students. Music, sports, and higher academic programs are relatively well run and enjoyable. There is an acceptable amount of parent involvement. Personal growth and charecter is emphasized. Personally, I would reccomend this school to parents wishing for their son or daughter to have a thorough education and at least a little real world experience.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 4, 2005

3 of mine have gone here and each has a different experience. One not so good, one very good and one so so. The school is dirty most of the time. A gum wall by the lunch room - my children will NOT use the bathroom at school because of the filth. Average teachers can still give an excellent education if the children are willing. two out of three of mine were well prepared for high school. I was not allowed to have the third held back so he would be better prepared. I was told that that would reflect badly on the school and he needed to move on even though he did not have the education he needed yet. No child left behind! is not for everyone! Dr. Limbald cares more about final numbers on paper than actually educating the kids. More than just the school needs cleaning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

I myself attended Gettys Middle School, It is a wonderful school. As a parent I have one concern about the school, the sanitation. I voluntered and used a restroom and needless to say it was disturbing. I do not think in any way that this is the custodians problem I believe that it is the students who vandilize their own school. All types of choices are availabile for EC activites. I involve as much a possible with my busy work schedule. Over all Getty's is a great school. I would send my children there any day, in a heartbeat.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 21, 2004

My own two children attended the school and were taught well. The administration does care about the success of each student. My two children are now professional people in the community. Their education at Gettys Middle provided what they needed to be successful high school and college students. Gettys Middle is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

469 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial74%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled48%
Not disabled81%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Math

All Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial57%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled23%
Not disabled77%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant71%

Science

All Students80%
Female86%
Male76%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial77%
White82%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled27%
Not disabled86%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial70%
White82%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled46%
Not disabled86%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Writing

All Students77%
Female86%
Male70%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial71%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled30%
Not disabled82%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%
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 Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial61%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled24%
Not disabled78%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%

Math

All Students67%
Female68%
Male67%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial49%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled24%
Not disabled74%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled43%
Not disabled88%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial61%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled36%
Not disabled80%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant75%

Writing

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial68%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled24%
Not disabled88%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
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 Students64%
Female69%
Male61%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial63%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled17%
Not disabled72%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Math

All Students66%
Female73%
Male61%
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial71%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled6%
Not disabled75%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students66%
Female68%
Male65%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial40%
White69%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled26%
Not disabled72%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant66%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female68%
Male67%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial71%
White68%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled24%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant68%

Writing

All Students75%
Female86%
Male66%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled27%
Not disabled82%
English language learners74%
Proficient in English75%
Not 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

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 79% 53%
Black 10% 36%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 45%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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105 Stewart Dr
Easley, SC 29640
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