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Northside Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 759 students

 
 

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Posted March 28, 2010

One of the best schools in Greenwood. Northside is very clean and has the greatest teachers. It has great EC activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

This is a beautiful school! There are great students & teachers My compliments to Mr. Rice
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2009

I think that they are worried about gum and hugging and using the bathroom. They don't learn as much as they could.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

the best school ever go northside
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2004

Northside is easily the best middle school in greenwood county. I am a past student of NMS. This is a great school with a terrific band program. The teachers are the best and so is all the faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled39%
Not disabled77%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled43%
Not disabled82%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%

Science

All Students77%
Female75%
Male80%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled37%
Not disabled86%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Writing

All Students75%
Female81%
Male70%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled36%
Not disabled80%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant75%
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 Students75%
Female71%
Male77%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled38%
Not disabled79%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant75%

Math

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled29%
Not disabled71%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled38%
Not disabled87%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female61%
Male76%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled42%
Not disabled73%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant70%

Writing

All Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled19%
Not disabled81%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
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 Students68%
Female69%
Male66%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled21%
Not disabled78%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant68%

Math

All Students64%
Female68%
Male60%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled13%
Not disabled76%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant64%

Science

All Students71%
Female74%
Male66%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled19%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female62%
Male77%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled50%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant69%

Writing

All Students78%
Female84%
Male71%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled26%
Not disabled89%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant78%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
98%

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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 49% 53%
Black 39% 36%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 60%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Greenwood, SC 29649
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