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New Heights Middle School

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Posted June 2, 2009

I love this school. It has a wonderful staff and it is very fun to me to get to come here and learn :)
—Submitted by a student


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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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students56%
Female75%
Male42%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals60%
Disabled15%
Not disabled59%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant57%

Math

All Students62%
Female74%
Male52%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled31%
Not disabled64%
English language learners74%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant63%

Science

All Students56%
Female65%
Male48%
African-American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled59%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant56%

Social Studies

All Students51%
Female59%
Male44%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals61%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant52%

Writing

All Students60%
Female82%
Male43%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled14%
Not disabled64%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant60%
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%
Female76%
Male64%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant70%

Math

All Students64%
Female68%
Male60%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant64%

Science

All Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female70%
Male69%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant69%

Writing

All Students77%
Female87%
Male66%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%
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 Students57%
Female62%
Male51%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled59%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Math

All Students57%
Female61%
Male54%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Science

All Students53%
Female49%
Male59%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant53%

Social Studies

All Students51%
Female55%
Male44%
African-American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant51%

Writing

All Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant63%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

 
 
n/a

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 46% 53%
Black 41% 36%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 79%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5738 Hwy 151
Jefferson, SC 29718
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