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Greenville Middle Academy

Public | 6-8 | 813 students

 

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Posted October 10, 2011

What a relief! I was anxious about my son starting public school after being in a private school but his adjustment was swift and easy! The teachers have been prompt to reply to emails and their attention is so appreciated! What a healthy, upbeat atmosphere at Greenville Middle!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

Wow! I love this school. It's hands on, fun, and I'm definately learning. Dr. Palmer is dedicated to doing job and the teachers are great as well. No one I know doesn't like G.M.A. Wonderful school, definately go there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2008

This is an excelent school with many great teachers that can be mean, but for a good reason. Dr. Palmer (the principal) is very good at descipline and no, the school's not poor. I love it and am excited for 7th and 8th grade to come!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2008

GMS is an outstanding school that I routinely recommend. Both my sons attended and received excellent foundations in higher math, language skills, and science. In particular, their Latin stems focus dramatically improved my sons' vocabularies as well as their performance on the SAT. In addition to excellent teachers, the principal of this school is one of the best I've ever worked with. Tremendous discipline (think no students roaming the halls), a respectful, encouraging, creative environment for both students and teachers, and very open to parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

Very caring and highly qualified faculty. Most have Master's degrees or higher. At least one teacher in each academic team is trained and uses methods of teaching gifted and talented. Students win awards at nearly all the conventions and competitions the school enters. Great athletic programs: Teams win several tournaments.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 15, 2005

Rock solid. Good teachers; great principal. Once construction is completed (2007) facilities will be second to none.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2004

Also why is there no construction going own. Is the school poor or somthing. They should have thought about if they had enough money before they tore the whole downstairs apart. They need to get there act together.
—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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled50%
Not disabled94%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant91%

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male79%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial77%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled19%
Not disabled88%
English language learners72%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant84%

Science

All Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled36%
Not disabled87%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female76%
Male88%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant82%

Writing

All Students88%
Female93%
Male82%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled31%
Not disabled92%
English language learners72%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant88%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled65%
Not disabled90%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%

Math

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled26%
Not disabled87%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant82%

Science

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled26%
Not disabled84%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female72%
Male82%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled22%
Not disabled82%
English language learners74%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Writing

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled52%
Not disabled95%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English92%
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 Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled29%
Not disabled82%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant79%

Math

All Students81%
Female78%
Male84%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled24%
Not disabled85%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant81%

Science

All Students83%
Female75%
Male90%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female72%
Male81%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant77%

Writing

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled44%
Not disabled95%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English93%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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

 
 
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 58% 53%
Black 26% 36%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Two or more races 3% 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 43%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

Fax number
  • (864) 355-5682

Resources

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Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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