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Leslie M. Stover Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 608 students

 
 

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Posted October 18, 2014

We love this school. Our three children all attended and learned much with the careful attention of several teachers. Administration was quick to assist if any issues ever arose. Highly recommended Stover.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2011

Out of the 12 years that Stover has been open, I have had children enrolled for 9. My son was the first class and he attended from 3rd through 8th. My oldest daughter went 6-8 and I have a current 7th grader(with 1 left to go). I have been extremely pleased with the teachers and admin. The band program is probably one of the best in the country hands down! My daughter graduated as a junior at LEHS & was accepted to USC thanks to her head start at Stover. My son is in his 3rd year college. All thanks to some excellent teachers- who are STILL there! We did have 1 teacher who was not great but she was a military wife and has been long gone. I have seen many very very bright students go through and love stover because of the teachers. They were challenged and supported by the talented teaching staff and all did very well through high school, taking honors and AP courses. I believe that most people who write reviews are dissatisfied and after reading these I felt I needed to share. I am very involved in the schools and my kids friends. Much of it is what you make of it.- I wish they would teach more etiquette and I wish parents would teach more respect and manners. Just sayin...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2010

This is a wonderful school!! The principal,teachers and staff members are very very nice. Everything is organized and planned out well. The ladies in the front are as nice as they can be. The related arts are fun and exciting, Chorus and Band is wonderful!! :) The teachers teach there students everyTHING they need to know. I love stover. To me it is better than Camden and Lugoff Elgin. And dont let me forget the Enrichment program is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

Here we go again with our second child entering Leslie M stover Middle. I'll cross my fingers and hope for the best as a my last experience with Leslie M Stover was very much frustrating for my child and our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

I have been at this school with my two boys for six years. I have been heavily involved with this school in all aspects (PTO, band, sports,etc.). I have to say this school gets worse every year. Parents are apathetic, students are apathetic and worst of all, that is because their teachers and administration are apathetic. When you cancel PTO meetings because only four people show up (one parent, two PTO officers and the school principal), that says a lot. When the school district's Chief Administrator comes to the school to talk to parents and teachers and not a single teacher is there, that says a lot. When teachers are more concerned about teaching your child to stomp dance and have good etiquette than teaching them about science, that says a lot. We do have some gems here at this school, but they never last long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

I am very displeased with this school. My child has attended for the past two years. I had one other child to attend under a different administration when the school was new. The teachers do not respond promptly to email or phone calls. The principal has no interaction with parents other than his love for the automated voicemail system. Most of the teachers are unprofessional and seem to take more interest in the students' social lives than teaching. Find another school or don't move to this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2008

I have seen great strides this school year. The positive discipline being handled by the new assistant principal seems to have made a marked improvement in the overall school setting. Most of the teachers are incredible. Unlike some of the other parents who have had unacceptable experiences with teachers, I have had nothing positive experiences. The teachers quickly return my phone calls/emails and are willing to work with me. I can quickly check on homework by using the eChalk site, and I am able to see grades by the progress reports provided by each teacher. In my experience with other middle schools, I have not seen the effort put forth by the teachers to keep all of the information up to date as the Stover teachers do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

I am incredibly dissatisfied with Stover. My child was very unhappy there as a result of the way he was treated by several teachers and even a guidance counselor. My husband and I contacted teachers multiple times to try and help without much success. The teachers we dealt with were slow to respond to us and often allowed a week or more to pass before answering (if they answered at all). We found them to be quite unprofessional, and their teaching skills seem poor as well. They pass out a lot of worksheets and assign plenty of busy-work as homework, but we saw very little evidence of anything worthwhile come from any class except band. We moved to this area so our kids could go to Doby's Mill Elementary (which was great!), and now we plan to move to escape Stover.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

I share many of the other poster sentiments. The only time that I have been satisfied with any issues is by working with the principle or vice principle. Teachers don't return e-mails or phone calls. There is some bullying going on, but don't know if there is a middle school that doesn't have some of that. The band is excellent for middle school and the school facilities are very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

The teachers at this school are not very dedicated to their students. For instance, getting feedback from teachers is very difficult, even when you ask. If not for a bi-weekly progress report, I would have no idea what my child is doing in school. During class breaks and locker time, teachers do not watch students and stay in their classrooms or talk to each other. Thus, there are many fights and instances of bullying. The principal is top notch, though. The quality of the building is great, though the grounds could use some work. Participation in extracurricular activities and volunteerism is not stressed at all, thus the students seem to be as self-focused as the teachers are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2005

This school is not the districts best. This school has a very good band, and cheerleading squad. Though it has a poor football team.
—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.

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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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students75%
Female82%
Male69%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled32%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant75%

Math

All Students66%
Female72%
Male61%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled24%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled17%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled50%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Writing

All Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled38%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students77%
Female75%
Male78%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled17%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students69%
Female65%
Male71%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled0%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant69%

Science

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled17%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled17%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant75%

Writing

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled31%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant84%
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 Students75%
Female88%
Male64%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled25%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant75%

Math

All Students76%
Female88%
Male66%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled19%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant76%

Science

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
African-American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant86%

Writing

All Students85%
Female94%
Male77%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled25%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant85%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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 70% 53%
Black 21% 36%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 1% 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 10%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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