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Ridgeland Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 408 students

 

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Posted April 16, 2004

I think that most of the teacher that are working with are kids are great. I went to this same school myself but I moved to a different state and they are study I have never seen in my life. I am in high school now 10 grade. I have been slammed with this stuff I never learned here. I never seen it . I will give the school this when I left last year they were trying. I don't mean this the wrong way but it is the kids. if we can get them to help out and do all that they can do we wouldn't have reports like this. so parents,kids and everyone else we need to pull together and work hard cause in the end our kids suffer. thank you
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
24%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students40%
Female49%
Male29%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White47%
Subsidized meals38%
Full-pay meals50%
Disabled7%
Not disabled44%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant40%

Math

All Students25%
Female29%
Male22%
African-American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White47%
Subsidized meals24%
Full-pay meals32%
Disabled3%
Not disabled28%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English24%
Not migrant26%

Science

All Students21%
Female25%
Male18%
African-American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals21%
Full-pay meals25%
Disabled10%
Not disabled22%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English21%
Not migrant21%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Female45%
Male38%
African-American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Subsidized meals40%
Full-pay meals56%
Disabled26%
Not disabled46%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant43%

Writing

All Students46%
Female58%
Male33%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White58%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals62%
Disabled3%
Not disabled52%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant46%
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 Students46%
Female53%
Male40%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White35%
Subsidized meals45%
Full-pay meals53%
Disabled10%
Not disabled53%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant46%

Math

All Students39%
Female45%
Male32%
African-American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White40%
Subsidized meals36%
Full-pay meals53%
Disabled10%
Not disabled44%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English32%
Not migrant39%

Science

All Students35%
Female43%
Male26%
African-American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White45%
Subsidized meals31%
Full-pay meals50%
Disabled3%
Not disabled40%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English30%
Not migrant35%

Social Studies

All Students28%
Female29%
Male26%
African-American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White30%
Subsidized meals26%
Full-pay meals38%
Disabled7%
Not disabled32%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English21%
Not migrant28%

Writing

All Students49%
Female71%
Male31%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White45%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals45%
Disabled7%
Not disabled57%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant49%
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 Students38%
Female43%
Male35%
African-American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White45%
Subsidized meals37%
Full-pay meals39%
Disabled4%
Not disabled43%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant38%

Math

All Students40%
Female44%
Male37%
African-American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals40%
Full-pay meals39%
Disabled4%
Not disabled46%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant40%

Science

All Students27%
Female20%
Male32%
African-American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals28%
Full-pay meals22%
Disabled0%
Not disabled32%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English25%
Not migrant27%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Female37%
Male39%
African-American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Subsidized meals36%
Full-pay meals47%
Disabled7%
Not disabled43%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant38%

Writing

All Students48%
Female54%
Male43%
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals53%
Disabled7%
Not disabled54%
English language learners52%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant48%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

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 70% 36%
Hispanic 16% 7%
White 14% 53%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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250 Jaguar Trail
Ridgeland, SC 29936
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