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Andrew Jackson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 493 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted April 22, 2010

All the teachers were very helpful and kind during Parent -teacher conference's. They were willing to go above and beyond to help my child understand his homework. They answered all my questions honestly, and told me where to go to get more help if I needed it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

I am very pleased with the quality of education my daughter received at AJ middle school. I think she'll be able to apply it throughtout her adult life. The teachers seem to be concerned about the students learning. I also and very impressed and pleased with the quidence counselor. She is very much involved. I wouldn't have wanted my daughter to go anywhere else. It has the feel of a big city education with a small town atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2005

I am very impressed with the personnel, administration, curriculum and student body. The curriculum focuses on the Arts has has an impressive program but some offerings in journalism, radio/TV and graphic media.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled29%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Math

All Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled24%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%

Science

All Students54%
Female55%
Male54%
African-American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled15%
Not disabled62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%

Social Studies

All Students62%
Female52%
Male68%
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%

Writing

All Students76%
Female76%
Male75%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled19%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%
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 Students77%
Female83%
Male68%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled40%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Math

All Students73%
Female78%
Male67%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled40%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%

Science

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled23%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female63%
Male54%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White64%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled30%
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%

Writing

All Students69%
Female81%
Male53%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled32%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%
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 Students63%
Female64%
Male61%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabled25%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%

Math

All Students67%
Female74%
Male59%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled30%
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

Science

All Students56%
Female49%
Male66%
African-American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals66%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%

Social Studies

All Students55%
Female54%
Male57%
African-American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled18%
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%

Writing

All Students77%
Female81%
Male72%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled40%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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 78% 53%
Black 20% 36%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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