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R. P. Dawkins Middle School

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Posted November 15, 2010

I used to got to this school ,but I have moved and now attend Highland Hills Middle School in Georgetown, Indiana. Highland Hills has a much better learning experience than I will have in Dawkins. We don't have recess ,but we might do swimming because we have 3 pools in the school. 5,6,7,8 grade attend this school it is quite big 3 floors I really enjoy my learning experience here a lot and i hope this helped you.


Posted August 5, 2009

I love Dawkins Middle School! It is the greatest school ever! From the friendly students and teachers all the way to the exiting and fun activities!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

This school is great.It is way better than Gable and FairForest put together.The staff is great and so are the teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

This school seriously needs new teachers who actually like middle school aged children. They also need to learn that district pollcy are meant to be followed not just something that they can choose to ignore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I am a regular substitute teacher at Dawkins Middle School. I must say that out of all the schools that I have subbed at, this school tops them all. The teachers and administrators are so friendly and helpful. Mr. Kizer is the best principal that you could ask for!I would recommend anyone to send their child/children to this school because it is one of the best!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 14, 2005

I used to go to DMS and let me tell you, it was the best year and a half of my life! The teachers were super nice and so were the students. With extracirricular activities and great staff members, DMS is the place to be! When we moved away I cried and cried because I knew when we moved there would NEVER be another Dawkins!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 2, 2004

I think that Dawkins is a great school. The teachers come up with cool ways for the students to learn and have fun at the same time. I think that it is really important for a school to do that. If the teachers didn't do that I don't think that the students would want to come to school each day to learn news things if it was not fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2004

I go to Dawkins Middle and let me tell this school is non stop fun. But behind that fun is hard academic studies which allow us to succeed and learn. I love Dawkins and all the fun times, fun people and most of all overall school spirit all we Bearcats give.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2003

Wonderful school. Students come out of this school prepared for Dorman.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2003

Misbehaved and unknowing students go in, talented and disciplined students come out. Dawkins helps students find the Einstine within themselves.


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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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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 71% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

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

All Students71%
Female78%
Male64%
African-American54%
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled18%
Not disabled77%
English language learners68%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Math

All Students77%
Female84%
Male69%
African-American65%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial46%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled10%
Not disabled84%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Science

All Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled19%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled31%
Not disabled78%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant74%

Writing

All Students78%
Female87%
Male69%
African-American65%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled14%
Not disabled85%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
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 Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
African-American65%
Asian79%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial69%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled22%
Not disabled83%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant78%

Math

All Students69%
Female70%
Male67%
African-American50%
Asian84%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial62%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled4%
Not disabled74%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%

Science

All Students79%
Female86%
Male72%
African-American64%
Asian90%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial69%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled26%
Not disabled84%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female74%
Male69%
African-American54%
Asian84%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial54%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled27%
Not disabled76%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Writing

All Students83%
Female91%
Male74%
African-American71%
Asian95%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial69%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled30%
Not disabled87%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%
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 Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
African-American60%
Asian90%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial79%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled11%
Not disabled81%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
African-American63%
Asian90%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled19%
Not disabled82%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%

Science

All Students75%
Female72%
Male79%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled18%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White92%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled10%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant78%

Writing

All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
African-American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial86%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled42%
Not disabled91%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%
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.

74 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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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
Black 42% 36%
White 40% 53%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Two or more races 4% 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 46%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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