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Sedgefield Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 926 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted June 27, 2014

After reading I have mixed emotions about sending my daughter there but I know she can succeed in this school the school has really improved in these past years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2014

after reading, im kinda scared to send my daughter. Anyone have any current reviews? we are moving from Marrington Elementary which we loved. crossing fingers that this new "redo" i seen mentioned will have fixed most issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

I do not know much about the school now..It really sounds horrible, looking at most of the reviews. I attended SMS in 1996, yes I am grown now, but back then it was a good school. It sound like people's bad kids just don't know how to act. However, we had good teachers, if students were bad, they would suffer the consequences themselves. We never had the good suffer with the bad. One thing I do wish SMS had was middle school recreation. They need to have an SMS basket ball team, baseball, football, not recreation outside the school but for the school. We have that here at middle schools in Georgia, and you know what, it keeps the children out of trouble! SMS does not have a wide range of sports or activities for their students...they never did. It was a good school, but I recall some students saying how boring it was, which forced kids to create their own fun(bad behavior). However,students were a little more controllable during that time, if a teacher called a parent, the whole class knew that student was in trouble, It was the ultimate punishment.. I don't know about now days...


Posted March 27, 2013

It is good to hear that the school is improving, I was worried about sending my daughter there because the scores were so low. I want my daughter to have the same advantages as Marrington. Our kids deserve the very best in each teacher (teaching and kindness) as the teachers deserve the best in each child (learning to their best ability and respect). I am putting my rating low because that is what it was when my son went there. I am so praying it is better under the new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

Sedgefield went through lots of changes this past Summer. The lady that should have become principal years ago was finally got the job at many parents' urging. There is new staff, at least one new vice-principal who supports the existing vice principal. Together they help make rules and consequences exceedingly clear. This has greatly improved the atmosphere for learning. Further, the quality of teachers is amazing, especially in special education and the honors/gifted program. The previous problem with the PTO has been resolved. Parents wanting to volunteer are made to feel welcome. With all the changes that have been made at Sedgefield, it is only a matter of time before the test scores improve and the greatschools rating along with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

this school may just be the worst school on the planet. they allow kids to yell and scream in the classroom and make fun of other kids in the classroom without doing anything, and when the bullied child finally says something, THAT child gets punished. like they are afraid to punish the out of control students. they write hall passes for kids to use the vending machines in the middle of class and leave the classroom often. they tell kids to do work while they are out of the classroom, but often students do not understand the work and can't ask for help because there is no teacher in the classroom. my son tells me daily that students are swearing at teachers, teachers are always crying in the hall way. in his are class the teacher had all the students do writing assignments rather than actual art after the first week of school because of the bad behavior of some. and in science, the teacher wouldn't let anyone do lab because of the behavior....but if they recieved a "special invite" they were allowed to come do it AFTER SCHOOL! parents...DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE! it is just awful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2012

I attended a six grade field trip today and I must say that the teachers, staff, and Principal have their work cut out for them. All I can say is there was a lot of students who attended this field trip today that should not have gone. Why? There was a great deal of playing, screaming, hitting amongst the students and attitudes. As a parent I was surprised to see how many kids did not use their better judgement and how many did show one another nor the adults any respect. I honestly believe that we need to get parents more involved again. If there is any parents interested in making a difference at this school get involved; lets start by getting back involved with PTO and communicating with the teachers. I also think a child with bad grades and bad behavior should not be allowed to attend a field trip just because their parents paid for the trip does not mine they should allowed to go. For those parents who think their child should go on a field trip because they paid should accompany their child on the trip. That way the teachers can focus on those students who came fo the learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2011

The kids coming out of this school are academically behind other schools in the area. If you have an opportunity to move to a community outside of this school's area, do so. It's been years and the academic environment has not improved.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 11, 2010

this school rock and its the best i have ever been to!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2009

I have read all the reviews, some are so wrong and for the most some are right on. The Principal is an outstanding person who has made great strides in turning the school into a postive place to be. teacher quality is a goal that is of grat importance to any school and I believe that is true of Sedgefield. The parent Involvement is one of the best yet. The PTO has volunteers who are at the school daily to work. Safety and Discipline is handled I believe in a fair and just manner. I volunteer and what I can see, all seems to be in the best of the student. Until you can come into a school and spend quality time and see what goes on daily you can't judge the teacher or Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

This School is an excellent school! I love it! I get good grades and everything. This school gives students lots of academic oppurtunities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2008

After having read all the reviews I must say a few VERY important issues were left out! First it is 100%true that there are uncontrollable students there, however the resource officer, principles, and office staff are no-nonsense and fair! My oldest son was there 6yrs ago, my 15yr old son is in his last year and my 12 yr old daughter is in her first year there, I acan tell you mine are not perfect but they do not run uncontrolled, which tells me 'look at the parents NOT the school' They are doning a decent job while working with some indecent families. AND getting better every year,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2007

Hello, Ive been going to sedgefield middle school for 3 years. I love this school. I know that it is not the best school. Matter of a fact i wouldn't be suprised if you thought it was the worst. I like my teachers. I mean theres a few 'not so good' teachers. But a lot of them are nice, and respectful. The principal is okay, i mean i dont 'love' him. But What ever. The Extracurricular activities are okay. Since the school has been under construction they have had to decrease their activities. Like i used to be in drama club. But that was closed because there was no where to do it. There arnt any school conventions, or dances. But the dances will be starting up again in March. Parent involvement is okay, I mean theres a lot of PTO. But i dont know much about it. Overall quality - Pretty good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2005

This school is unacceptable! The children are treated with very little respect. I spend alot of time there. The bus system is a joke. Don't expect your kids to get home at the same time everyday. If your child plays any band instrument bigger than can fit on his/her lap, then they cannot ride the bus. The general population runs wild, and yes they need discipline. The adults in charge, however, deal with the problem by punishing all the kids in the general vicinity of the offending students with referals and silent lunches whether they are guilty or not. If I could afford private school, I would. Can you say homeschooling?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2004

This is by far the worst school my child has ever attended.The children in this school are very out of control.They seeem to lack disapline,respect,and have no reguard for other childrens feelings. Yes the problems my child is having in this school may be an isolated problem, but im up at this school every day I speak to other parents I see the students behavior. Also, I see and hear the way the teachers deal with some of the kids it is horrible. Im working on getting my child out of that zoo asap. If I would of known in june when we moved here what I nonow I would never have put her there in that mess of a school. Do your research. Visit the school talk to parents, teachers etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2004

This is by far the worst school that my children have ever attended. All of the good students are closely paid attention to, while the more needy students are pushed in the back so the schools image looks better. Teachers have a terrible time trying to control the students. There are way too many children per class room. The uncontrolled children are a distraction to those who want to learn. My children and many others are continually harassed by their obnoxious, uncontrolled peers. This schools rules and regulations are unnecessary and a bit out of line. I wouldn't recommend that any child be sent to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

This is a good school. I would like to see more of the dress code enforced and certain situations handle with more action, but over all this a good school. They encourage parent involvement and visitions to the school through out the day. It is good for the students at the school to see parents in their environment. Let's them know we are on their side and understand what it is like to be their age. The staff is very nice and helpful. This is an overall good school.
—Submitted by a parent


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 70% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial90%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled23%
Not disabled77%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant69%

Math

All Students66%
Female67%
Male66%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial80%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled28%
Not disabled73%
English language learners72%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students61%
Female56%
Male67%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial71%
White71%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled38%
Not disabled65%
English language learners68%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant61%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled25%
Not disabled76%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%

Writing

All Students73%
Female78%
Male67%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial80%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled17%
Not disabled82%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant73%
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 Students67%
Female66%
Male69%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial80%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled43%
Not disabled71%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant67%

Math

All Students59%
Female58%
Male59%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabled24%
Not disabled65%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant59%

Science

All Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled51%
Not disabled78%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female60%
Male67%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial80%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabled39%
Not disabled67%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%

Writing

All Students70%
Female79%
Male60%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled28%
Not disabled77%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant70%
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 Students58%
Female67%
Male50%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial81%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled23%
Not disabled64%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%

Math

All Students66%
Female70%
Male63%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracial69%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled27%
Not disabled73%
English language learners66%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students56%
Female63%
Male51%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled22%
Not disabled63%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant56%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female61%
Male73%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial75%
White71%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled32%
Not disabled74%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%

Writing

All Students59%
Female73%
Male48%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled11%
Not disabled68%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant59%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

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
Black 48% 36%
White 35% 53%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Two or more races 6% 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 71%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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