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Mid-Carolina Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 593 students

 
 

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3 stars

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted September 27, 2013

This is school is awful. Great teachers, horrible administrators. If they got rid of the administration this school would be so much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My daughter is in her second year at this school and we are extremely pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I love MCMS. All three of my children have attended MCMS and they are excelling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

I have found that the buddy system is how they run the Newberry District so if your child has been done wrong don't expect the staff to help you if it is a staff member that has harassed or abused your child. I do not recommend these schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2010

Communications to parents is non-existant or flawed. Presentations are unrehearsed, confusing and unprofessional. Website and billboards are not updated. Primary reason for low grading is directly related to poor leadership and teachers complaining about their pay and workload in class to students. This school has the potential to be so much better. There are many committed, great teachers but underperforming staff and instructors cause the school to miss the mark. Please improve your communications!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

I like the school although i think some of the teacher lack communication skills. Being that the internet is the best way for me to get in touch with the teachers, i have found that some choose to ignore the emails and just not respond. I also check the website often because i feel like sometimes i'm not kept as informed of things going on at the school as i schould be. Im on the fence with this school and that's bad as my daughter will be going into her last year of middle school in fall 09.
—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.

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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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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 71% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students73%
Female80%
Male67%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled29%
Not disabled83%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students75%
Female81%
Male70%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled24%
Not disabled86%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students76%
Female76%
Male75%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled26%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled32%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant79%

Writing

All Students74%
Female82%
Male66%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled32%
Not disabled82%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%
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 Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled43%
Not disabled83%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Math

All Students75%
Female72%
Male79%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled33%
Not disabled80%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled48%
Not disabled85%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled33%
Not disabled84%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant79%

Writing

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled24%
Not disabled86%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English80%
Non-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

English/Language Arts

All Students73%
Female82%
Male64%
African-American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled24%
Not disabled79%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled38%
Not disabled85%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant80%

Science

All Students74%
Female77%
Male69%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female83%
Male65%
African-American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled39%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Writing

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled29%
Not disabled85%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English81%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

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 66% 53%
Black 24% 36%
Hispanic 9% 6%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Prosperity, SC 29127
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