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Henry L. Sneed Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 898 students

 

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Posted January 8, 2014

Your experience at Sneed largely depends on the teachers your child recieves; some are kind, some rude, and some are nice, but don't care much about the children. I also think the issue goes both ways -- a lot of parents don't understand just how horrible middle school children can be. They wear the staff down, and someone that might've been caring and considerate is writing up one kid twice a week. If your child is struggling in a subject (or worse, more than one), they will most likely only struggle more -- although some teachers are very helpful on this, and are happy to do extra tutoring. It all depends on the luck of the draw. On the other hand, if your child excels in school, they will lack challenges. Unless they take the initiative on their own, which we all isn't likely from a seventh or eighth grader.


Posted March 6, 2010

I agree with the parents who made the posts on October 26, 2009 and September 18, 2008. Most of what they've said is right on the mark, especially concerning standardized testing. If you have a child that works slowly and needs to actually process what he learns, you may want to send him / her somewhere else. The quality of teachers varies. Some are caring, others are downright condescending and arrogant. Don't expect your e-mails to be answered promplty, and if you e-mail 'too much', they complain. If you don't e-mail enough, they imply you're not 'involved' enough. If you end up having a family crisis, don't expect much compassion and / or understanding unless your child is an 'easy - A' student. If he / she is, you should have no problems. The teachers need lessons in mentoring and Child Development (my opinion).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

The teachers don't assign written homework, they don't challenge the students and the administration seems to think they are God allowing teachers with bad attitudes to translate their bad days to the students. I am utterly dissappointed with the Principal, vice principal of the 7th and 8th grade. The principals and teachers really need to ask themselves why they are there.. what I'm seeing is nothing more than collecting a pay check. Its beyond sad
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2008

My son loved sneed, and now my daughter does. It's an amzing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

They emphasize too much on the testing scores, & don't make learning interesting enough for the students. It seems like all they want to do is teach straight from the PSATs & other tests that are scored & then ranked among the other schools in our state. They just want to have good enough scores so they will rank higher. Teachers need to get back to making learning interesting & fun & not so mechanical & robotic. Not all students learn at the same pace, so they need to slow down & let the students 'smell the roses', & not be in such a hurry to go from one test to the next. Children are not robots & do not have photographic memories. They need to come up with a more personal way of teaching & show the students how learning could help them in the real world later in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2008

Sneed is a wonderful place for my teen to attend and learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2005

Sneed Middle schools has really been a blessing to my daughter and me as a parents. My daughter has struggle with her attitude toward school and having low self esteem. But thanks to the Guidance counselors (7and 8),Assistant principal(7&8),Principal Mrs.Mcgee and seven and eight grade teachers,my daughters has higher expectations about herself and is really trying to accomplish her goals . I thank Sneed Middle school for all the help,patients and prayer you have given my daughter. I know there is no middle school in South Carolina that can rate to the caring staff Sneed Middle school has. Sneed Middle school staff is like a big family that wants all their children to achieve and accomplish the goals they long for. With the quality academic programs Sneed has and the highly experience teachers at Sneed, students will definitely achieve their goals!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2004

I think this school does not want to deal with children much. They tend to send students to the office more frequently than usual. There are just some things a teacher can handle in his/her classroom as oppose to sending the kids to the office. My child transferred from sneed to williams middle school and is doing great! sneed needs to deal with the kids that come to the school instead of being in such a rush to send them to alternative school. Kids are our future and they should be treated as such and not treated as though they are just a number.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2004

Mr. Jeffries is an excellent 7th grade math teacher. Bullies are not much of a problem here all you have to do is tell the principal and they put an end to it immediately. My son switched from Private School to this school and is thriving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

Sneed Middle School has a extremely caring and professional staff. They are always available to me when I have any concerns or issues pertaining to my children. My oldest daughter attended Sneed 2 years ago and was having a pretty rough time in her math class. Her teacher (Mrs. Hamilton) was instrumental in getting her over the 'hump'. She worked with my daughter afterschool and was willing to come in early in the morning if necessary. My daughter would have never made it without the extra effort that Mrs. Hamilton put forth. My daughter is now doing well in her math class at West Florence HS. My twins are now in the 8th grade at Sneed and they are enjoying the learning enviroment tremendously. There is not a big disciplinary problem at Sneed and this enables the teacher to do what they do best and that is to 'teach'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2004

This is the best school for anyone. there is so much diversity. that your children will fit in.
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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 71% in 2013.

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

490 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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.

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

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

All Students79%
Female84%
Male73%
African-American66%
Asian87%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled55%
Not disabled83%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Math

All Students72%
Female74%
Male71%
African-American52%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled30%
Not disabled80%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant72%

Science

All Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
African-American71%
Asian87%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled48%
Not disabled88%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
African-American68%
Asian87%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled44%
Not disabled82%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Writing

All Students80%
Female85%
Male73%
African-American72%
Asian81%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled38%
Not disabled87%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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 Students70%
Female71%
Male68%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled28%
Not disabled77%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Math

All Students76%
Female80%
Male73%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled24%
Not disabled86%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant76%

Science

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled26%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled50%
Not disabled85%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students78%
Female84%
Male73%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled27%
Not disabled88%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
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.

65 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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

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

 
 
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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 51% 53%
Black 43% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 47%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (843) 679-6890

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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