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Haut Gap Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 478 students

 

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Posted January 29, 2014

I'm a student from haut gap and I can say that this is the worst school I've ever gone to. The teachers they want you to know things right away. The students are very dramatic especially the girls . I hate the councilors they tell you it's going to be ok when it's really isn't. They put posters up for bulling only, People do you think that's going to help kids stop bulling others? No! It doesn't help anything! When you go to a guidance administrator they don't even help they just say we are using it as an excuse to get out of class. The teachers at this school don't even know how to teach some of them curse, jack up the other students and even kick them out of class for no reason. When the "bad" gets actually try to learn and raise their hands to answer the question they don't even get called on how is that so called teaching? The nurse only let's you get checked out if it's a certain emergency and if you have a pass. What if you are throwing up in the bathroom or cut yourself somehow and there are no teachers around? Do I not go to the nurse...hmm parents think about this please and decide on wether or not you want to take your child to this kind of school!


Posted June 28, 2013

Haut Gap is the up and coming Middle school in Charleston County. The students are accepting the challenge to learn at high levels and running with it. Traditional or Magnet program, children here are getting the rigorous education that will prepare them for the 21st century. I have never worked with a more dedicated staff who truly do what it takes for their students to succeed. Come see the great things happening at HGMS!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 30, 2013

I am correcting my statement, I will not allow my other two children to attend Haut Gap Middle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2012

Haut Gap middle school is probably the worst middle school experience my son ever had. The administrative staff was horrible and the teachers did nothing to help him understand the criteria. My son was excepted into the magnet program and even then, he came home every day with several terrible bruises on his arm, a result of the bully problem they have. He has gon through three other schools and finally found a fit. Don't put your child through what I put mine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2012

This is a great school, any child woul be lucky to go here. The teachers are friendly, and so are the students. I have two great teachers this year, one who is very hard on me, and one who will do anything for me to succeed. Before I came to haut gap I had trouble in math but with the help of the friendly teachers I was able to catch right up.


Posted January 23, 2012

I was in the magnet program and i did like it for the first year but then on the second year i didnt like it as much. Some of the teachers would expect you to know things rigth away and some would just keep teaching with out helping you becuase of little time. I went to the normal classes and did great. Im with people Im comfterful with and the work is easy.


Posted October 21, 2011

My children are in the 7th and 8th grade. I moved them to the magnet because they were not being challenged by the near by private school. I am thrilled with the results! The teachers are outstanding and the kids are nice! The school is run in a disciplined fashion and it results in the children showing respect for their elders, and it promotes a learning environment! Who would have thought?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2010

My daughter is part of the inaugural class of the Magnet program and we are loving the program, the school and the teachers and staff! The administration listens to the kids and the parents, and the teachers go above and beyond... definitely a new leaf for a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2010

As school media specialist, I have a unique perspective being able to observe all staff and students at the school. This is one of the best schools I have ever worked in during my 30 year career. We will move to a new building before year's end, the magnet program is dynamite, and faculty and staff are dedicated to the students. The children at Haut Gap are engaged in the PBIS program which provides positive reinforcement for proper behavior. If I had children of school age, I would want them to attend this middle school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 20, 2009

this is the most amazing school the teachers are friendly but they make sure we learn
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2007

this school is a wonderful place to be because you have strict that don't let the kids what ever they want at any given time. The teachers put forth effort so that the kids can learn more of what they are suppose to. This school is very excellent school.
—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 77% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized meals100%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%
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%
Female82%
Male69%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled38%
Not disabled79%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant75%

Math

All Students75%
Female84%
Male68%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled31%
Not disabled80%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students80%
Female93%
Male71%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled40%
Not disabled85%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
African-American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant92%

Writing

All Students79%
Female89%
Male71%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled13%
Not disabled85%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%
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 Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learners74%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant85%

Math

All Students70%
Female71%
Male70%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled72%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%

Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learners52%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant68%

Writing

All Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant87%
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 Students71%
Female82%
Male58%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled82%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Science

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female81%
Male69%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant75%

Writing

All Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

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
Black 48% 36%
White 35% 53%
Hispanic 14% 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 69%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00
School end time
  • 4:20
School Leader's name
  • Travis Benintendo
Fax number
  • (843) 559-6439

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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1861 Bohicket Rd
Johns Island, SC 29455
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Phone: (843) 559-6418

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