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Westview Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 898 students

 
 

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Posted April 30, 2012

I transferred my 6th grade child from a private school to WMS in the middle of the year. My child had been in this private area school since she was 4 years old. My child was not doing well in this 6th grade private school and was having issues of being bullied. The private school said the issue was my child and they could not help. I moved her to WMS. WMS tested her and found she was a normal, average child. The staff at Westview are able to TEACH all kids, not just honor students, but average and special needs children. ALL of the staff at WMS have gone above and beyond my expectations. The WMS staff has helped my child to acclimate to the school. The staff is tutoring her in ELA & SS where she needs extra help, and praises her for her math. My child has been able to pull her failing grades from this other school to end this year with a B average. My child feels confident to speak with the staff if she has a problem. My child loves her new school. I am so relieved that my child is now in a caring and capable environment where she can grow and succeed for the future that is ahead of her. I just wish I had chosen WMS at the beginning of the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

this is our first year in middle school with my oldest who is in 6th grade. I have to say that so far we have had a really good year. the 6th grade teachers are awesome. They teach in a way that helps my child really grasp what is being taught! The administration is always helpful and communication between parents and staff is getting better as school continues. My only complaint is with the front office staff. They are not always so friendly or eager to help. But overall I give Westview middle 2 thumbs up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

I am an Alumi of WVM. But i do have to say 6th-7th grade was a great. The Teachers and Staff are outstanding and go above and beyond. They made sure you knew and understood the material. 8th grade however. Was the worst. And i do not recomend attending your 8th grade here there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2009

We came to SC this year and I chose this school from the school of choice due to it's rating of and 8. I was expecting it to be a good school. Instead my daughters grades dropped, and she would have no idea what to do with her homework. The teacher never went over it with the students and this disapointed me terribly. When my husband and I ask how her day was, she would reply 'Uh Ok I guess' also we always ask, 'so did you learn anything interesting or anything new today' She would reply'''no not really''''...this is not like our daughter. I have decided to look for another school, I would advise anyone that is going to send their child there to ask around before doing so. Don't get me wrong, the staff is soooooo nice,but you need more than nice staff you need teaching!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

im a 6th grader at this school and i would like to say that it is pretty good. most of my teachers teach in a way that i understand. i've never seen a fight here and the foods good. :P
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 23, 2007

I currently am in 7th grade at WVM. It's a great school. I havn't been bullied and there are rarley any fights. My teachers both of this year and last, are wonderful. They are very nice and they take time to interact with us. WVM is an excellent school !
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2005

I would like to say thank you for the school supplies and book bag that my son, Anthony Penton, from St Tammany Jr High in Slidell La received yesterday when he went back to school. I can not tell you how much it means to us as a community to know that others out there are watching out for our children. I can not express my appreciation for the love and support. Thank You and God Bless, Lara M Evans Slidell Louisiana
—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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

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 Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled58%
Not disabled87%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracial88%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled39%
Not disabled87%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant82%

Science

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial92%
White80%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled32%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White93%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Writing

All Students80%
Female87%
Male73%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial96%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled41%
Not disabled85%
English language learners78%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial94%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled46%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male72%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial89%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled30%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%

Science

All Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial95%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled59%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled57%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Writing

All Students84%
Female91%
Male76%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial89%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled38%
Not disabled90%
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 Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled45%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Math

All Students76%
Female78%
Male73%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled40%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant76%

Science

All Students82%
Female79%
Male86%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled36%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant84%

Writing

All Students83%
Female87%
Male78%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled42%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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 65% 53%
Black 22% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Goose Creek, SC 29445
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