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League Academy

Public | 6-8 | 779 students

 

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Posted June 5, 2013

League is a great school. The teachers are nice and the staff is nice. But the teachers give A LOT of homework at the sametime of other teachers sometimes my daugter is up till 1 doing her assignments
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

League is an amazing school where my child can express herself in all ways shape and form. Thanks to the WATCH D.O.G.S program, I always feel like my child is safe and under close eye at all time. The teachers help her learn at her own pace, and are always patient with everyone. The Related Arts program is the finest I have seen in years, and there isn't such thing as a bad artist or dancer, because the teachers are so hands on and ready to teach. If something sudden were to happen, the principal lets us know everything that she can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2011

I have a first year step daughter here at League. I have emailed the teachers and have not received replies. The homework links (some) are not updated or do not have the correct information. Her locker opens half of the time. I really need to complain about the office staff. Good Lord, what happened to "customer service"? They have a sour look on their faces everytime I need to enter the office. (3 times) I am dressed appropriately, etc. so...........what is the problem? I have volunteered yet have not heard from one teacher. GET IT TOGETHER PEOPLE!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2010

We could not be happier with this school. I have two children already here and one attending next year. The teachers are caring and committed. the principal is visible and very hands on. The opportunities are almost limitless. They teach here to the whole child. Strong academics combined with so much more. Middle school is typically a "challenging" time for kids. Instead I see mine gaining self confidence, and coming in to their own in a positive way. Thanks you League for not just challenging my children academically , but also strengthening their creativity, self esteem and self confidence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

League Academy has lots to brag about! The teachers, staff and pricipal, Merry Cox, are helpful, positive, and readily available. As my daughter begins her third year, every day of each year, has been a positive experience for her which is most important for children at this age. Discipline issues are handled immediately. By resolving issues quickly, the students have less interuptions and can go back to learning. Every teacher is there to teach! Ms. Cox has guided the school through the growing pains and has given parents opportunities to volunteer, be hands on as much as needed, and allowed the teachers to do their job. This combination of authority and motivation will continue to allow this school to achieve their goals!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2008

League has a new, well equipped facility but still struggles to overcome a basic problem that has plagued the South Carolina school system for decades: attracting a better caliber of teacher. While there appears to be plenty of money for infrastructure the powers that be will not budget for higher teacher salaries. It's flash and sizzle but little meat. In our experience there have been only a handful of teachers that invest the energy and dedication one would hope to see from this most important component of public education. As a magnet school League is filled with talented and capable students who posses almost limitless potential. But they need to be challenged and supported in a manner more conducive to expanding on their potential as individuals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

This school is wonderful. My oldest daughter went here 6th through 8th grade, The teachers are very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

This year has been a nightmare. It has been virtually impossible to schedule a conference. Although there are a few dedicated teachers, most have their own agenda. Many parents are extremely displeased with lack of carry over and the simple lack of caring for students and students progress. League has a beautiful school but not much else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

My daughter is a current seventh grader at League. She attended League last year. I don't think League is doing the best it could for the students. I feel priorities are not in order at this school. The one positive thing I see happening at League are that there are no 'cliques'. All the children blend in very well. Thanks to all of the parents teaching their childen that everyone has feelings, and it is ok to be different.
—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 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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

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

All Students89%
Female93%
Male83%
African-American74%
Asian83%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled52%
Not disabled92%
English language learners74%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant89%

Math

All Students87%
Female92%
Male80%
African-American67%
Asian83%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial80%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled35%
Not disabled92%
English language learners74%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant87%

Science

All Students86%
Female94%
Male75%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled44%
Not disabled92%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female88%
Male82%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant86%

Writing

All Students88%
Female93%
Male81%
African-American66%
Asian83%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled39%
Not disabled92%
English language learners76%
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 Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracial91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled34%
Not disabled93%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant86%

Math

All Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled14%
Not disabled91%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Science

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled25%
Not disabled90%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled25%
Not disabled92%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Writing

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled38%
Not disabled96%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant89%
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 Students78%
Female85%
Male70%
African-American51%
Asian87%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled22%
Not disabled85%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant78%

Math

All Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
African-American62%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled35%
Not disabled92%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Science

All Students87%
Female92%
Male80%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled36%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant87%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female86%
Male88%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled42%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant86%

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
African-American76%
Asian93%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled36%
Not disabled95%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
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.

73 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.

118 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 60% 53%
Black 23% 36%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Two or more races 3% 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 43%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (864) 355-8160

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
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
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
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