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Pleasant Hill Middle School

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Posted January 7, 2014

I am still a student at PHMS, and it has been the BEST 3 years of my life! The teachers are so amazing! They take the time to help you get your footing if your confused. My grades have been outstanding, and they keep going up every semester. The staff is wonderful and very nice! And yes, the big complant of food has totally been solved! Amazing job! PHMS has a lot of great encore classes that help you discover your potential, and blossom it. When I was in 6th grade here, the guidence councilors asked me what I was hoping to be, and I did not have the slightest clue. So they signed me up for art and adventure ed. Now, I have grown so much from back then! Art is my life, and adventure ed has really brought me "out of my shell" so to speak. Iv made so many great friends, I know that my family has grown by a lot. This school changed my life! Its grown to be a place I can surly call my home. I absolutely love it here! As my last few months approach, I am proud to call myself a cougar. Anyone who is thinking about coming to PHMS, do it. I have no doubt that itll be the best choice you(or your child) will have as much of a blast as I have. Thank you PHMS!!


Posted April 6, 2013

This school is very nice, the band program is one of the best in the state, receiving a perfect score from a concert festival a few weeks ago. Could improve on food though. - Submitted by a student who also plays in the school band


Posted January 18, 2013

I have been attending this school for my third year now, and PHMS has given me some of the best three years of my life. It is also my last year here. The teachers and staff have helped me improve academically extremely. This school has always felt like a second home to me. It is clean, safe and a good learning environment. Im proud to say I went to PHMS and graduated. The teachers have helped me move onto High School


Posted March 29, 2010

Just got back from an outstanding parent night at the school, the kids, parents and teachers had a wonderful time and raised money for a great cause.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

PHMS is a wonderful school. The staff is caring and always top notch. The principal and his staff are always striving for school saftey and improvment. Out of all the other middle schools PHMS is by far the best! Thanks PHMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

Pleasant Hill is a great school. It has good ciriculum and understanding teachers. I only wish the lunch line would serve better food
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2007

As a parent, I am always looking for the best for my child. Pleasant Hill Middle School is the best. There is great parent and teacher involvement throughout each school year, and I know the students look forward to learning in such a fantastic school such as this. This school is a clean and safe learning envioronment and I'm proud to send my child to school here.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled53%
Not disabled91%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant89%

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled53%
Not disabled93%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

Science

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled73%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Writing

All Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled28%
Not disabled93%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
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 Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled55%
Not disabled91%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant89%

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled39%
Not disabled94%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant91%

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled55%
Not disabled94%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant91%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled50%
Not disabled91%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant89%

Writing

All Students89%
Female95%
Male83%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled39%
Not disabled92%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant89%
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%
Female89%
Male70%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled8%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Math

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled16%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Science

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled18%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

Writing

All Students86%
Female95%
Male79%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled15%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%
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.

153 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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 86% 53%
Black 6% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 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 18%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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