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Myrtle Beach Middle School

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Posted August 3, 2010

Best school ever! i really like this school! the amazing teacher, i love going here..... Mr.Gray is a really great principal!!!! he is always working hard to make this school look perfect as it is... (: i love going to this school!!! its the best school ever!! (: GO SEAHAWKS!!!!!!


Posted August 5, 2009

I really love the teachers here they really help you get the work
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2008

The orchestra program at MBMS has saved my child from a total experience of misery. The social climate there is difficult. Wealthy students tend to segregate out from the moderate income students. Also, there is a elite academic status system. If your child is in all honors and has no difficulty in school academically and if they live in a wealthy neighborhood your child will enjoy school there. If your child should have difficulty academically, despite any wonderful human characteristics, he/she will be frowned upon by other academically gifted students. As the parent of an internationally adopted child I can say with experience that issues concerning race need to be addressed. The comments, many of them negative by other students are disheartening. The staff is wonderful. I wish the Principal would stop chewing gum in public.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

Mbms is the best school ive ever been too our teachers are greate and theres alot of great people there mr.Gray is one of the best principles ive ever had and so are the friends ive made there so remember !' go seahawks'!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2006

We had a positive experience at Myrtle Beach Middle School. Our older son just finished eighth grade and my younger son starts sixth grade this fall. My sons are in the honors program where the kids are challenged to excell. My husband and I stayed involved at the school and participateed in many oraganizations. I tried to communicate as needed with the teacheres via email. I found the principal to be very caring and effective. He knew most students by name. The teachers were willing to go the extra mile to insure the best from each student. Stay involved and get to know the faculity and staff. They are dedicated to your child. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2004

This school is terrible. I hated my children being at that school. There is a social ranking present in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2004

Had it not been for the orchestra program I would have taken both my children out of this school. I agree with the first reviw on M.B.M.S. there is a very strong clique present. Science was weak so was math so if your child is not a self starter and highly motivated watch out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

My child just completed her first year at this school (7th grade). She came from the Las Virgenes School District in Southern California. She had both a negative and positive experiences at MBMS. After they finally placed her in the appropriate classes (honors), she was happy and the teachers were all wonderful firm but fair. We were very impressed with the high quality of teachers here. The only negative experience she had were with the students. We were told at the beginning of the year that the school's student body typically turns over 30% because of the area's high tourist industry. My child complained the whole year about the rude treatment she got from the majority of the students. There is a very strong 'click' that runs the social world there and they are very hard on new students. The peer pressure is very strong and unreasonable. I spoke with many parents of first year students and they all acknowledged that the school has a problem in this area (high level of student rudeness). With one third of the student body turning over this school would benefit greatly by addressing this problem. The new students need more support. I offered to volunteer my time to help out on this issue via a newcomers club but was never taken up on it. Beyond all that, it's a great school district for the honors class student in that they offer many programs and benefits to the high achievers. Also, they segregate the grades here each grade has a separate wing on campus and separate lunch times. We give them an A for academics and an F for socialization.


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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.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students67%
Female73%
Male63%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled29%
Not disabled75%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant67%

Math

All Students68%
Female74%
Male63%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial68%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled32%
Not disabled76%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant68%

Science

All Students63%
Female65%
Male62%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial57%
White78%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled35%
Not disabled68%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant63%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial82%
White89%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled40%
Not disabled91%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant81%

Writing

All Students68%
Female79%
Male58%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial68%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled17%
Not disabled79%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%
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 Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled44%
Not disabled78%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%

Math

All Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled26%
Not disabled75%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial71%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled40%
Not disabled81%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial61%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled28%
Not disabled72%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant64%

Writing

All Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial78%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled38%
Not disabled84%
English language learners74%
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

English/Language Arts

All Students70%
Female75%
Male64%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled30%
Not disabled77%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant70%

Math

All Students66%
Female71%
Male61%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial54%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled30%
Not disabled73%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students75%
Female75%
Male74%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial64%
White84%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled38%
Not disabled81%
English language learners68%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female69%
Male66%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracial50%
White90%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled39%
Not disabled73%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant67%

Writing

All Students75%
Female83%
Male68%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial61%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled32%
Not disabled83%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant75%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

25 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 57% 53%
Black 21% 36%
Hispanic 13% 7%
Two or more races 7% 3%
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 69%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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