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Memminger Elementary School

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Posted August 26, 2013

Ths used to be a great school with a wonderful sense of community and pride. Under Principal Dixon's leadership the school was a wonderful place to work. It is beyond sad that over the past 2 years, it has been run into the ground through poor leadership, a culture of gossip and cruelty, and an overall lack of positive moral which begins at the top down. Beyond sad to see how much an ineffective leader can hurt a school.


Posted April 27, 2010

I retired this year and started tutoring a 6th grader from Memminger Elementary school. It has been a wonderful experience for me, working with his teacher, mother and fellow volunteer who asked me to help. The teachers have high expectations for the children and the children are so polite and full of energy. It is both a challenge and a delight to spend time with them.


Posted April 27, 2010

Dedicated teachers and support staff. Hands on principal who really cares about the students. Students are creative, open to new ideas, eager to learn and very proud of their school.


Posted April 25, 2010

Have been volunteering @ Memminger for over 5 yrs. Enjoy the spirit of the kids, the dedication of the teachers/administration. Have seen progress being made and the positive re-enforcement in the kids as they make that progress.


Posted April 24, 2010

I have volunteered at Memminger in the past and have been very impressed with the teachers and administration. The children are very creative and a joy to be around.


Posted February 21, 2009

Memminger is a fantastic place to work! The leadership is second to none and the staff is truly a learning community. There is a true sense of community as soon as you enter the building!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 20, 2009

I am involved in this school's planning committee for its plans to become a community magnet school with a global focus starting next fall. Principal Dixon is wonderful and the teachers are on board to transform the school with a global studies focus and an inquiry-based approach. As a global school, Memminger will bring the county's standards based curriculum to life through social studies, geography, languages, and cultural appreciation. The school is very welcoming of me as a parent and happy for my involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

hardest working teachers in the 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 80% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
23%
Social Studies

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students72%
Female82%
Male67%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%

Math

All Students48%
Female27%
Male61%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%

Science

All Students47%
Femalen/a
Male58%
African-American47%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%

Social Studies

All Students8%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals8%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant8%

Writing

All Students39%
Female30%
Male44%
African-American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals38%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant39%
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 Students48%
Female50%
Male47%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant48%

Math

All Students48%
Female50%
Male47%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant48%

Science

All Students17%
Female21%
Male13%
African-American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals18%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Not migrant17%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female50%
Male67%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant59%

Writing

All Students57%
Female60%
Male53%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant57%
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 Students52%
Female61%
Male39%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%

Math

All Students45%
Female50%
Male39%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant45%

Science

All Students7%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals7%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled8%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English7%
Not migrant7%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Female27%
Malen/a
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals38%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant38%

Writing

All Students52%
Female67%
Male31%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%
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 Students36%
Female47%
Male25%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals36%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled15%
Not disabled50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Not migrant36%

Math

All Students24%
Female41%
Male6%
African-American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals26%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled8%
Not disabled35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Not migrant24%

Science

All Students0%
Female0%
Malen/a
African-American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals0%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Not migrant0%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Femalen/a
Male46%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals33%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabledn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant38%

Writing

All Students47%
Female56%
Male38%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled15%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant47%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

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 96% 36%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 3%
White 1% 53%
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 94%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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