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Hilton Head Island Middle School

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Posted August 16, 2013

School was filled with energy!!! Excited for a great year. LOTS of good words about our new principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2012

I love this school.! I'm a 8th grade student and have been going there since 6th. The teachers there are really helpful and nice. There's awesome programs like Junior Scholars and Duke TIP.! And sure there's cliques but its a anti- bullying school and the teachers take that very serious.!


Posted March 12, 2009

i love this schoolbesides the fact that there is skillstutor and that i feel that it just is a subsitute for a teacher to teach! you cant turn to someone for help! and it is also very hard if you do not have a compuher at home, because ifyou stay after school then you can only stay for 30 minutes and you dont want to go to the public libary and sit for hours when you have other homework too! overall i love this school! i really love the keyboarding!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

It's a great school to go! My child love it there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2008

I used to go there and I didn't like it at all. The classes are huge, and unless you grow up in that school, the teachers seem to pay no attention to you. The school is really confusing also. The hallways are all mixed together, and I got lost a lot. I can't even remember doing homework in here either. The only thing I remember doing is drawing a poster for History class. I definitely wouldn't recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2007

The high staff turnover and the low test scores speak volumes. The administration is nonchalant about the issues and they are rarely available The graffeti in the bathrooms is graphic and disgusting and remains despite complaints. There is no provision for safety for the few groups that meet after 4:00. The doors are locked and there is no access to a phone. Needless to say parents who can afford priviate schools opt for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

Hilton Head Middle has been a fantastic school for my daughter and her friends. They love the freedom here, yet still folow the strict guidelines. The music, art, and sports programs and electives here are very entertaining for my daughter, and she loves it! Parents and the PTA Staff here are very involved, and always have fundraisers and after-school programs to support the school and student. Rachel enjoys going to school- and she wouldn't trade HHMS for the world!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2006

Hilton Head Middle School is an excellent school with a great staff that is VERY responsive to parental concerns. The AdMin works hard @ making the campus safe and making the education of our children a priority. The parental involvement is strong and encouraged. Discipline is tight and the consequences are well spelled out. The teachers that we have encountered have been very open and interested in our child's progress and willing to go the extra mile to ensure his success. This is our 2nd year at the school and I have been extremely pleased with our son's experience so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2006

I have a daughter who has just completed the 6th grade and she had a series of great teachers with a few acceptions, but no school is perfect. She had a great education and was asked to go to JrNYLC for her academics. I think that this school offers so much if the student has a thirst for knowlege, it doesnt have to be a ton either. She has two younger brothers who look foward to going to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

My son is in the 6th grade and I think the teachers feel they are too good to teach these student. They spend more time screaming at them and scaring them than getting to know them and help and teach them. My son has never had any trouble with teachers til this year when we moved here last fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2004

'This school is amazing! My oldest daughter, Kelsey goes to this school an she loves it. I think this school provides a safe atmosphere which is great because if she feels safe going there, I feel safe taking her there.They have a great staff. She has some wonderful and caring teachers, as well as a caring principal. They also have a strict disiplne system as well. I have decided that when they are old enough,I will send her two little sisters there as well.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2004

Both of my children went through this school and we had a very good experience. I always felt my children were safe and that the faculty cared about their well-being. They received an excellent education in a nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2004

I would not recommend this school under the leadership of this principal. There is no discipline in this school. Childern are not safe and the principal does not care. We are now looking for a private school now to finish out the middle school years. We do NOT recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I have a daughter in the 7th grade who is doing excellent and having a good academic experience at HHMS. The quality of the majority of the teaching staff is excellent and the leadership and commitment of the vice principals is very good. This school is working to offer a wide range of students what they need to get a good education. From remedial reading and ESOL classes to Gift and Talented program and advanced Math classes students are given the opportunities where they need it. Classes are offered to students that enable them to receive high school credit such as language, computer keyboarding and algebra. The size of the classes are all under the state maximum of 35 and in most cases under 30 (the goal of the school is 20-24 students per class). The related arts are probably the one area where the school should expand its offerings....a third language, bring back culinary arts with a strong teacher, range of art classes (various mediums), dance and strengthen the band and music program. The sport offerings are strong for this middle school but could offer to girls more although not all students are athletic or have interest in it. Other extra curricular offerings such as after school clubs in drama, computer, dance team and other areas would provide a more diverse atmosphere. We have found HHMS to be a good school with more offerings and academic foundation than other schools in this area (including private).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

If you are looking for quality education in a safe environment, keep looking. Poor leadership breeds poor teachers resulting in weak academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2003

My son will be going into the seventh grade this year and I have debated whether to put him in a private school. Last year was not too challenging - he had to do a project that he was required to do in third grade! Thank goodness he saved the parts and pieces and all he had to do was put it back together again. Even his spelling and English lessons were reviews of what he has already had. I know the teachers have to do or teach what they are told to do, but to repeat what was done in the third, fourth and fifth grades. One teacher, who was really very good, kept the kids in alll of her classes confused constantly. Many of the teachers had to teach more than 2 subjects and the classrooms were overcrowded. There are a lot of bright students who go there but get left out because of the students who do not want to get an education and cause problems. They are only there because they are supposed to be there. They don't care about learning nor do the parents. So the students who want to learn don't get the attention they need. We are hoping that seventh grade will be more challenging as my son is looking for a career as an engineer.


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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.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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 71% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students71%
Female76%
Male65%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled16%
Not disabled77%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students70%
Female75%
Male65%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled22%
Not disabled76%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant70%

Science

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
African-American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals32%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled10%
Not disabled64%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant57%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled33%
Not disabled77%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant74%

Writing

All Students72%
Female78%
Male65%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled7%
Not disabled79%
English language learners52%
Proficient in English84%
Non-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

English/Language Arts

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled28%
Not disabled81%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant76%

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
African-American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled28%
Not disabled79%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
African-American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled24%
Not disabled66%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant62%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female56%
Male61%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals37%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled24%
Not disabled62%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant58%

Writing

All Students81%
Female87%
Male74%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled30%
Not disabled86%
English language learners72%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant81%
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 Students70%
Female75%
Male65%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled17%
Not disabled78%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant70%

Math

All Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled24%
Not disabled83%
English language learners52%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students70%
Female76%
Male65%
African-American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled11%
Not disabled78%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female69%
Male75%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled38%
Not disabled78%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant72%

Writing

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled30%
Not disabled90%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant82%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 53% 53%
Hispanic 31% 7%
Black 14% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 37%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
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