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Buford Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 495 students

 
 

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Posted February 25, 2013

the school has a very good location and art program. the bad part it my son had a learning disability in ela and the teacher failed him. but yet he was in math in history good i wish to see better programs for learning disability kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2007

I went to Buford schools my entire school career and All 4 of my children attend there also...It is a great school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

163 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 70% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%
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%
Female78%
Male66%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled47%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%

Math

All Students78%
Female85%
Male70%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled24%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students58%
Female68%
Male44%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals59%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%

Social Studies

All Students57%
Female57%
Male58%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals63%
Disabled29%
Not disabled64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Writing

All Students74%
Female79%
Male67%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled7%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled37%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant79%

Math

All Students68%
Female65%
Male73%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled21%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant68%

Science

All Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled32%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students55%
Female51%
Male61%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White55%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled21%
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%

Writing

All Students72%
Female75%
Male67%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled26%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not 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 Students67%
Female70%
Male63%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled25%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Math

All Students78%
Female86%
Male70%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled33%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students63%
Female66%
Male60%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled21%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female64%
Male69%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled40%
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Writing

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled39%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
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

Algebra I

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

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

 
 
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 88% 53%
Black 6% 36%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 7%
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 52%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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