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Westview Middle School

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Posted January 21, 2007

I recently moved to this district from Dorchester County, and I could not be more unhappy. The school is dark, there is no decoration whatsoever, save the occasional poster. There are no cameras inside or out. There are some good teachers, however a majority of them are either to strict or they just don't care. Before my mother decided to make me change schools, she asked if the school offered advanced programs for science and social studies. She called the front office twice and asked and received the same answer: yes. However this was not the case. This school needs some great improvement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2007

I'm not impressed. They do not offer any athletic programs, it is outsourced to the high schools. They offer decent music activities, but.. who is to say you can afford it? What happens to the other part of the student body, if they do not have stellar grades or money for that matter? Where is the extracurricular stimulation that they need? I have not seen any real school spirit. Why should the kids leave this place with a feeling of accomplishment and pride? I'll tell you what this school needs, it needs more money poured into programs to stimulate the kids interest. I'm sure it would help if the parents were more involved. A real nice awards ceremony at the end of each semester would boost school spirit. Take a cue from Boulder Bluff, I'd like to see my child enjoy middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2006

I Love this school. Lots of my friends from 5th grade go there and there is so many great teachers. I think there should be more sports and activities for the 6th graders just not for the 7th and 8th graders.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2006

I really enjoy Westview Middle School! I believe we are taught what we are needed in a fun and educational environment! We have to learn, and this is the best place I have ever been to do so. Parents could be a little more active, but the teachers and students are very active. The whole faculty is really nice and easy to get along with. I really hope that all the students there and ones that go there like it. Although, I do believe we should have a shorter lunch line. When ever we have the remodeling done, we will have a much nicer area, and gym. As for the sports, we do need to get middle school sports. They tell us to exercise, but if we don't make a high school team, most kids do not have anything to practice. Thank you I believe our school can optaion whats asked!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2005

I think this school needs better teachers. i went to one school last year in the same district and loved it. we moved and now i hates it. at the other school none of the problems i have now i had before. the teachers do teach the lesson but just in a method i dont think is right. some techers teach their lessons like college professers. i think maybe 10% of parents are involved at the most. the sports activities are all for Stratford highschool. every day my i complain to mother about how much i wishes we didn't move from the old school. i also tells her that they run out of school lunches and you spend 75% of lunch time in line waiting for your food to come. i think this is one of the worst schools i have ever been to. i've never had to complain this much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2005

I would rate this school OK. Music program great, sports, terrible. We have to go to a high school to play most sports. Parent involvement, needs to improve. Never seen the principle, but that will change as I understand. Most teachers caring and teach the children well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2003

My child will begin 6th grade here for the 2003-2004 school year. We live in another Middle school attendance area, however, since the middle school she was assigned to go to scored 'below average', parents are given the option to move their children to a better school. I did just that and moved her to Westview. The other school has been an issue for as long as I can remember. I hate the fact this may cause over crowding in the school she will be attending, but maybe this will spark up some officials to finally do something about the other school and either shut it down or fix the problems that have been there for over 20 years!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled20%
Not disabled73%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Math

All Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled20%
Not disabled73%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Science

All Students57%
Female48%
Male63%
African-American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled11%
Not disabled65%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant57%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female64%
Male72%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled35%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%

Writing

All Students64%
Female69%
Male60%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled10%
Not disabled75%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%
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 Students66%
Female66%
Male66%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled21%
Not disabled71%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant66%

Math

All Students57%
Female54%
Male59%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals43%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled11%
Not disabled63%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant57%

Science

All Students64%
Female68%
Male61%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled14%
Not disabled71%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant64%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female51%
Male64%
African-American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled14%
Not disabled64%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant58%

Writing

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled28%
Not disabled77%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
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 Students73%
Female73%
Male72%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled29%
Not disabled81%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Math

All Students72%
Female72%
Male71%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled32%
Not disabled80%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%

Science

All Students65%
Female65%
Male66%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled19%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant65%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female74%
Male83%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled50%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Writing

All Students72%
Female76%
Male69%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled21%
Not disabled82%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

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 54% 53%
Black 35% 36%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 63%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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