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Merriwether Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 368 students

 
 

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Posted October 13, 2014

Great school. Students are respectful overall. Teachers are good! Very good experience with both of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2013

I've taught at a lot of schools in my career. This is a GREAT school. Excellent staff and students. I'm staying! The number one thing teacher's say --- "I love it here"... That says a lot about the school and the children!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 27, 2012

I have so many HORRIBLE memories of this school . I was harassed on a daily basis for being different and no one ever tried to help me . The entire school and all of the staff/teachers knew that my life there was a living hell , yet no one ever helped me or tried to protect me from the mental anguish that has carried with me since then . It has affected who I am today and it will never go away .


Posted March 26, 2008

When my granddaughter started the 6th grade at Merriwether Middle this year it was under very trying circumstances. A week before she had just had a very bad experience with her Mother. Our principal,Mr. Turner and all her teachers rallied around her, secretaries, & other staff, giving her love, understanding, friendship. Today she is still in counseling, but making very good grades, having a new self esteem and an attitude, I can do Math. I could not have pulled her through this sitution without Merriwether Middle and their support. Her teachers are very good to communicate with me, and I try to have an active part in the school functions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2003

This school is very clean and well kept up. The teachers are on the whole very nice and well educated. The principal is a stickler and will not permit any horse play or any breaking of the rules. The assitant principal Bobby Turner is the exact opposite. While he encourages discipline, he is also alaot of fun and creates a rather exciting enviroment. They recently created a student council and we hope that it will go well. It is a well balanced school and I highly recomend it in comparison to other Edgefield schools.


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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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled27%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Math

All Students77%
Female84%
Male71%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled13%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Science

All Students67%
Female79%
Male56%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals69%
Disabled0%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female72%
Male82%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Writing

All Students81%
Female87%
Male76%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled20%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
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 Students77%
Female76%
Male77%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled21%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students68%
Female65%
Male72%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled13%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%

Science

All Students60%
Female58%
Male62%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White61%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals60%
Disabled20%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%

Social Studies

All Students55%
Female44%
Male64%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White50%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals55%
Disabled0%
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%

Writing

All Students84%
Female91%
Male78%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled27%
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not 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 Students66%
Female63%
Male68%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals29%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled20%
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant66%

Math

All Students79%
Female75%
Male81%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled40%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Science

All Students73%
Female58%
Male83%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals77%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Writing

All Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled36%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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.

42 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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

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 70% 53%
Black 26% 36%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 44%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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North Augusta, SC 29860
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