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Marrington Middle School Of The Arts

Public | 6-8 | 392 students

 
 

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Posted February 6, 2011

This is the first year my son has gone to Marrington Elem. The tachers at this school are awesome. They all work very hard to help the students be the best they can. I am so excited to send my daughter here next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Why I love Marrington Middle School of the Arts is because of the great faculty & of course the students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 8, 2010

Marrington is a graet school.Although i'm a newbie, i've discovered many possibilities along my way. The teachers strive to help students whenever they need it. Marrington is secluded and very protected. I think any child would love to be a student in marrington....School of the arts!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2009

This is my second year at marrington and let me say this is a wonderful school. There is alot of different activities. Also the teachers never give up on a student. I was scared my first year but who isnt? It turned out to be great. I am 100% sure this year will be great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2009

marrington middle school is awesome its a perfect balance between arts and work and a kid can express them self through art
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2009

Marrington really helped my daughter Ashley become the great actress she always wanted to be.Thanks Marrington!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2008

I have a child entering the 8th grade at Marrington and a 'newbie' going into 6th grade. I was never aprehensive about my older child being at Marrington because I knew many of the faculty. I am even more at ease with my younger beginning. Thanks to all the faculty and staff at Marrington Middle for the great job they do each day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

My daughter is in her second year at Marrington Middle School and I love it. I think that the small classroom size coupled with experienced teachers have the recipe for success in all aspects!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

I am a current student at Marrington. I love the school and think it's a great school. The teachers are very kind and great. We participate in activities such as plays, mocktrial, and much more. More thanks goes to Mrs. Morrison for not giving up on me at my mocktrial auditions. We've won regionals two years in a row ever since we started mocktrial.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2007

My daughter has been attending Marrington Middle since 2005. She started there when they still had the 4th grade attending the school. At first I was very apprehensive about my 9 year old going to school with potential freshmen kids. The idea of bullying and sexual harrassment was a little overwhelming. However, the school is very good about keeping the 'older' kids basically out of sight from the younger kids and vice versa. Over the last two years my daughter has opened up as a young lady and her grades have improved tremendously. The Arts program has made a huge difference in this school and I know of several families around me that are trying really hard to get their kids into this school seeing as how it is now an 'application' school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2007

I was a student at Marringto Elementary & Middle schools for most of 8 years and now that I'm in a different school I found that Marrington gave me what I needed to survive in real life and much more. Mr. Morrison (7th/8th grade teacher)is a great teacher and I loved that she enriched us with the opportunity to participate in an activity such as MOCK TRIAL(learn more if you plan on going to Marrington).
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 20, 2007

I am pleased that my child attends this small developing School of the Arts. Student have an exciting opportunity to learn/perform with the school chorus, dance, jazz band and strings ensemble. Visiting artists from the area and members of the Charleston Symphony and Orchestra support the creative learning environment. The principal, dedicated school counselors, and teachers are committed to preparing students and parents for the 'clusters of study' and 'Individual Graduation Plan' (IGP). Regardless of which SC middle school you select for your child, be sure you understand the IGP and the Education and Economic Development Act of 2005 which dramatically affects all SC middle and high school programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

I love the fact that the school is so small. The teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2006

2005-2006 was the first year that my son went to Marrington Middle School. I have no idea why some of the previous posting were so negative because I would rate this as a outstanding school. Warm principals, teachers, students..everyone was great. I transfered my son from Sedgefield and the had I had it to do over again I would! The teachers care about their students and stay in contact with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

My son was lost in this school upon attending 5th grade. Most of the teachers just don't care. The bullying and violence is out of control and the principal and vice principal have their heads in the clouds. When my son was picked on, nothing was done to the aggressors but when he fought back, he was punished. You have to teach the whole child. That means they can be the best student and still be failing because they are unhappy. This school just doesn't cut it and should be looked at seriousely by the school board!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

My daughter really excelled at Marrington. Her teacher let her work above the level of the other children in her class, so she never got bored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

Out of the six schools my child has attended so far during her father's Naval career, this school is by far the worst in every aspect. So much so that we're spending over 10k to send her somewhere else next year. For the first time in her life,I fear for her safety because of lack of administrative attention. I fear for the overall quality of her education dropping off the radar screen. No field trips. NO after school extracurricular activities. Low PTA membership (Approximately fifteen families joined.) I myself witnessed a cussing irrational custodian threatening PTA members in front of children. By far Marrington Middle School is the BEST reason NOT to live in base housing at the Naval Weapons Station Charleston.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

I am a student at marrington middle school. the teacher quality is very poor with the exception of a very select few. The teachers do not really help the students when they ask for it. Many kids here really just don't care about their education. there are absolutely no extra-curricular activities available. The teachers give far too many detentions and suspensions to kids who don't understand what they are learning. Marrington is just a very poor quality school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

This is the worst school that I have ever attended. There are no extra-curricular activites and a very limited amount of elective classes. There are no field trips for students at all during the year. This school goes from the 4th to 8th grades and has a very small population. Do not consider the small population as a positive like I first did. The teachers still do not work one on one with the students and the parent-teacher connection is very limited. This school does not believe in teaching you things that you will need to know later on in life, only things that will make you pass the end of year test to make the school look good. The library has a very limited selection of books and none of interest to any of the students. The only positive trait of this school is the high amount of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2004

Marrington has an excellent enviroment with wonderful understanding teaching staff.
—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.

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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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
87%

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92%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male91%
African-American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled77%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant94%

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracial83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled23%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Science

All Students89%
Female95%
Male83%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant89%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
African-American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Subsidized meals94%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant98%

Writing

All Students93%
Female95%
Male90%
African-American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled62%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
African-American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled69%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
African-American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled62%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Science

All Students86%
Female89%
Male81%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled39%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled46%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Writing

All Students91%
Female93%
Male87%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled54%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant91%
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 Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled55%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant85%

Math

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled55%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Science

All Students94%
Female88%
Male100%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female55%
Male83%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant68%

Writing

All Students94%
Female98%
Male90%
African-American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled64%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
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.

43 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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

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 61% 53%
Black 29% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 34%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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