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Jerry Zucker Middle School Of Science

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Posted March 13, 2014

Awesome school, with great leadership that truly care about their students. Sports involvement and academic recognition are definitely evident in this school. I'm proud to say that my kid along with other kids who made the principle's list were recognized at the Mayor's Council...I'm just appalled by it. Great way to congratulate and motivate the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2014

Great school. Special Education Dept. has great staff. Admins are caring and understanding to students needs
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 21, 2014

Jerry Zucker Middle is a great school!!! The staff take pride in the schools academics, as well as the sports programs. The involvement they have with the students is by far greater than any other school I have seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

This is a great school! I am glad my children attend Zucker and would recommend it highly to other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

I agree! Zucker is an excellent school. Everyone who works there is a dedicated, caring professional.


Posted June 14, 2013

Do not send your kids to this school!!! Principal lets the students run the building and does not support the teachers who are trying to teach.


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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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students55%
Female57%
Male53%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabled13%
Not disabled61%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant55%

Math

All Students58%
Female60%
Male56%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled13%
Not disabled64%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%

Science

All Students42%
Female37%
Male47%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay meals46%
Disabled7%
Not disabled49%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant42%

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant71%

Writing

All Students51%
Female59%
Male46%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White66%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled17%
Not disabled56%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant51%
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 Students54%
Female58%
Male50%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals50%
Disabled17%
Not disabled61%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant54%

Math

All Students47%
Female49%
Male45%
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals43%
Disabled13%
Not disabled54%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant47%

Science

All Students58%
Female62%
Male55%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals53%
Disabled23%
Not disabled65%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students47%
Female50%
Male43%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White58%
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals43%
Disabled13%
Not disabled53%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant47%

Writing

All Students62%
Female72%
Male52%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals48%
Disabled17%
Not disabled70%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant62%
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 Students45%
Female51%
Male40%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White35%
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay meals45%
Disabled10%
Not disabled51%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant45%

Math

All Students48%
Female49%
Male48%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White53%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals38%
Disabled14%
Not disabled53%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant48%

Science

All Students45%
Female41%
Male48%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals33%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant45%

Social Studies

All Students42%
Female46%
Male39%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay meals46%
Disabled29%
Not disabled44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant42%

Writing

All Students53%
Female62%
Male46%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White40%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals52%
Disabled10%
Not disabled60%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
93%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

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 76% 36%
White 11% 53%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 85%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Dance teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
Fax number
  • (843) 207-3073

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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6401 Dorchester Rd.
North Charleston, SC 29418
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Phone: (843) 767-8383

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