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Midway Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 800 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 21, 2014

We were new to Midway this year, and overall have been very happy. Both of my children have teachers who seem loving, yet strict when it comes to work and behavior. Overall I think that is good as it sets the bar high. However, i do have an older child who may not have been able to handle that. I love the principal, who is always out and about, sitting at children's lunch tables for her own lunch so she can get to know them. The PTA is very active and that usually means good things for the school, even if some parents do not want to participate (per below). I have a child with a 504 and her teacher has been very accommodating and the review for next year was very easy. I have been to many schools, and am amazed at the language program here- you will have a hard time finding immersion programs in many other districts. Overall, nice environment, kind teachers, active programs (even after school) and very open to family involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

Midway school system is just as bad as every school in district one. Why does a school work in a 7 point grade scale? I have never seen a school that takes test every week not class test but state test. In third grade the child should be learning times tables yet this school goes from times to division fraction algebra. Really algebra for a 9 year old. Instead of working on one subject until the child can do it properly this school jumps to another subject. The teacher is nice enough but the entire district is messed up. My child was excelling before we moved to this district. I am so glad to leave I pray for all that are heck bent on their child going to district one. It is not all that great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2014

I am so glad that I was able to get my son out of this school! He attended the first half of the year in kindergarten. His teacher was horrible! She basically said that he was very behind academically, but did not care to work with him. Rather, she tried to put him off on everyone else. Eventually, she quit responding to me entirely. When I tried to address the issue with the principal, she completely dismissed my complaints and took up for the teacher's behavior. My child has excelled at his new school in Greenville Co and is one of the brightest kids in his class. The problem before, was only that he was a five year old in a new environment and needed time to adjust. This school is ALL about test scores and money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

I felt I had to write my review after seeing the last one Midway recieved. Everytime I walk through the front doors,my child and myself are greeted warmly and with hugs! I see the office ladies hugging parents and children every day! Teachers have prepared my older children for high school and middle school to be in advanced classes and they continue to make As and Bs without struggling. All of them have LOVED their teachers throughout the years as well. The staff in Midway could not be any nicer, we have felt like this has been our 2nd home for years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2013

Depressing! Elementary School should be filled with laughter by both staff and students. There is none of this at Midway. When you walk in, if your greeted at all, the manner is brisk and abrupt. Teachers appear stressed and burned out. Furthermore, Midway Elementary School staff and administration are not equipped nor knowledgeable across the board about meeting the needs of students who have slight learning disabilities, nor can they meet the needs to provide a curriculum that challenges even the most gifted/talented student. I am a parent who has both children who attend Midway Elementary School. The school psychologist's behavior is the most unprofessional I have ever seen. I have a constant struggle and have to "stay on top of" teachers, psychologist and administers to ensure that both my children are not just brushed along. The school administration spends more time on fundraising than actively ensuring student's academic needs are met. Needless to say, I will be withdrawing my children and taking advantage of the school of choice option and placing them at another elementary school within the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2012

We have been very pleased with this school. Our youngest is in the French Immersion program and receives half his lessons completely in French daily. I am amazed at his progress. The related arts program (music, art, p.e., computer, and Spanish) for my older two is exceptional also. I feel like they are getting a very well-rounded education. The teachers encourage open communication and solicit volunteers in the classrooms which is nice. The only negatives I can report is the high pressure PTA fundraisers that another reviewer also commented on. I would love to be able to pour oodles of money into the school like many of our friends in the more upscale neighborhoods do, but unfortunately we just can't afford to do so. Also, there is very little playground equipment, despite the fact the PTA has been promising to buy it for 2 years now with all those profits. I don't want to end on a negative note though, as overall we have been happy with Midway.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

If your child has asperger/autism, this school discriminates agains them and looks for any reason to get rid of them (specifically the assistant principal).


Posted February 6, 2011

Midway has exceeded all of my expectations. The teachers are wonderful and have open communication with the parents. I'm very fortunate that my children are able to attend such a wonderful school bo build a solid educational foundation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

Was invited last year to attend my 4th graders singing along, but before our children could sing, we were "held hostage" by the PTA. The PTA gave recognized one another and gave each other gifts. This was a switch and bait tactic and decided at that point to no longer support this schools PTA. The PTA has been extremely aggressive over the years and this was the last straw. On the 2nd or 3rd day of school, they start sending home the wrapping paper fund-raiser items & the pressure it high. This year the principal also is leaving half-way through the year, who does that?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

The principal and staff will do anything for their children and they arrive each day with a smile on their face,ready to help our children be the best they can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2009

The opportunities at this school for children to excel are a blessing. There's the Partial Immersion Program, the Eagle program, character education and recognition, the Principal's Cabinet....the list just goes on and on. The teachers are highly-trained professionals and the parental involvement amazing. So many new subdivisions are being built zoned for this school because parents know a great thing when they see it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Great school!!! The teachers are amazing and the school is very good all around! We've never had any problems with them and they've helped so much with my sons difficulties due to ADD
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

Our daughter will be leaving Midway this year after attending since kindergarden. We have really enjoyed her years there and hope that LIS will offer the same values and commitments as Midway has. Midway has a very dedicated staff that want to be there and be the best and it shows. I'll miss our daughter going there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

This school has new leadership and is way overrated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2007

What an incredible school! I am so impressed with the 'extras' art, PE, wellness, computer, french, music etc. Not to mention the incredible instruction in math & reading. The school purchased a communication folder for each student and I daily/weekly hear from the teachers. Very organized. Tons of fund raising going on, incredible parental involvement, and they are working hard to improve the only negative thing the 1st-4th grade playground. Highly recommend and look forward to having 3 children there next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

The teachers are excellent. The school is really too big. My Kindergartner was eating lunch at 10:15 because of the huge numbers using a limited cafeteria. The principal has since retired, but I was unhappy with propaganda being distributed at election time by right wing Scholastic and my concerns were ignored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2006

This is our first year at this school and I am very impressed. The teachers are caring,and genuinely concerned for their students. The speech program is great and my child is excelling under such great leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

We have been VERY pleased with the entire staff at Midway. They highly encourage reading and the importance of reading to our children. I escpecially love how the teachers encourage you to get involved in the school by letting you eat lunch with your children and observing them during class as needed. Keep up the good work Midway!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2004

I could not ask for more in a school for my child. I rank it a definite 5. The teachers are the greatest as well as the staff. We are so priviledged to have this wonderful facility so close to our home. I would move here just for the schools if I wasn't already blessed enough to be here. They are aggressive with their reading teachings in every subject with no student being left behind. Thank you so much Midway Elementary for your contributions to all these young minds. The Collins Family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

WOW! An awesome school. Very neat and clean. Curriculum is great. A little strict on their sick policy.
—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 80% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 75% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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 78% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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 77% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled83%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Math

All Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled78%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Science

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled82%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female97%
Male87%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Writing

All Students91%
Female97%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled83%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students91%
Female99%
Male85%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled68%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant91%

Math

All Students94%
Female100%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled68%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant94%

Science

All Students92%
Female100%
Male85%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled72%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female100%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled79%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant94%

Writing

All Students93%
Female99%
Male87%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled68%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant93%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Subsidized meals95%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled75%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled58%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals93%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Writing

All Students89%
Female95%
Male83%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled33%
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 53%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Black 4% 36%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 7%
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 13%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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180 Midway Rd
Lexington, SC 29072
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