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Lugoff-Elgin Middle School

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Posted February 6, 2011

I have been very pleased with this school. My child went from an average student to a straight A student here. The teachers have been great and the principal stays on top of things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2011

My child has been attending this school for 2 years now and any request or conern has been met with full attention. I'm very impressed with most of the teachers and the curriculum. They take discipline issues very seriously which I feel is extremely important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

I think this school gives students a high quality education in a good supportive learning environment. I have had no issues with the staff with the exception of one 8th grade science teacher which shouldn't be teaching but that's another story, all schools have those. The rest of the teachers have been top notch and make the learning process as much fun and interesting as possible. One last thing, the new school building is a HUGE improvement over the old and Mr. Matthews will be sadly missed, he is friendly to the kids as well as the parents and has done a great job at LEMS and it was much appreciated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

I moved here 2 years ago from the Virgin Islands the teachers and Principal are very friendly and made us feel welcome my daughter loved all the teachers she is now in High School and they still ask how she is doing Her cousin also from St. Thomas Virgin Islands goes there now and she has the same teachers they have really helped her with all her work as well as all the children at this school they make learning fun and really push the kids to do their best in school these teachers donate there time by staying after school to give kids extra help when needed. I am grateful that I made this move and thank you Great Schools by helping us make this choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2005

This school has the potential to be an excellent school. However, the entire district needs to concentrate on educating 'all' children. One gets the impression a few kids are challenged in order to boost district test scores while the majority of students are lagging behind. Compared to other areas teachers are spoiled in this district. Even school board meetings are not held at schools now so teachers do not have to work a couple hours at night one or two times per school year. Just a couple years back the school could not afford paper for copies, lowered thermostats, and now the district is buying laptops for all students in the high schools. I'm not so sure it is just this school shorting the students or if the district as a whole needs to stop talking and start producing results that benefit all students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 8, 2005

I have a child at LEM and I am very disappointed in the school as a whole. The teachers lack compassion and are not willing to tutor children who are willing to learn. It wasn't like this when I attended this school as a child. I disagree with the program that allows children to retake test. This program causes the children not to study hard because then know they can retake it. Allowing a children to use this program 2X's a semester would keep them from depending on it. This school has low scores which is a direct result of the teachers not being willing to stay after school to help students. Even if you offer to pay them they will still refuse. It seems the only thing KC cares about is the PACT scores. STOP sending them to the next grade when they can't do the work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2004

Principal is very friendly and a good person. You may voice your opinion without fear of retaliation on your child. School is clean and projects a warm, friendly environment. Academics are 'very' weak but no worse than other middle schools in this district. Classes appeared to be divided into cliques but this is normal for this district. Sports are given a high priority and this is also normal for this district. The main thing is this Principal does not tolerate violence and projects a caring attitude which is rare in this district.
—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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

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

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled40%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Math

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled35%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Science

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
African-American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled54%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Writing

All Students76%
Female83%
Male70%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled30%
Not disabled81%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled35%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students75%
Female76%
Male75%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled25%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students86%
Female92%
Male82%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled35%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled21%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Writing

All Students84%
Female91%
Male77%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled27%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%
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%
Female77%
Male65%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled12%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled48%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant82%

Science

All Students75%
Female75%
Male74%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled39%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male71%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled23%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
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.

50 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.

73 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 76% 53%
Black 20% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 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 40%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Daniel H. Matthews
Fax number
  • (803) 438-8027

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Lugoff, SC 29078
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