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W. C. Sullivan Middle School

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Posted August 18, 2014

SULLIVAN MIDDLE SCHOOL.... THIS SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE. THEY DON'T STAY ON TOP OF ANYTHING.... I JUST CANT WAIT FOR MY CHILD TO GET OUT OF THIS SCHOOL. ITS RIDICULOUS WHAT I HAVE GONE THROUGH WITH THIS SCHOOL. ITS A SHAME. I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2014

This school is awesome the communication is great. The halls are bright and colorful. The bathrooms are fantastic. The teachers work hard and fast for the students to get their education. The principal is new this year but the faculty and staff stay busy for the kids to be in a nice clean environment. I love this school.


Posted June 8, 2014

Sullivan middle school is a horrible school..very poor quality of teachers and the principles are rude and disrespectful..they are always having lock downs for Safety reasons because someone always manages to stumble on the campus uninvited? I'm so glad my child does nit have 2 attend that school any longer..really considering home schooling. .simply because the quality of public school really suck in the rock hill area. Why waste your tax dollars?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

My son has only attended this school since Feb of 2014 and I want nothing more than to move so he does not have to go back in the fall. My son has and IEP and because they are and IB school they cop out of some of the accomodations because there program does not easily accomodate them. If your child struggles pray they get rid of the sixth grade IEP teacher she picks and chooses who she like and punishes and bullies students and the coucelor and the administrator for the sixth grade is also a joke. As the poster from 2012 posted they still stink at communication. I have asked for a meeting with the principal 3 times over 2-1/2 weeks and finally got a response. The district needs to stop handing the principal awards and listen to parents and fix the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

We've been generally pleased with SMS this year having opted out of one of the wealthier schools in the district for the IB program (although I'm still not seeing much evidence of its international program outside of the languages, they added Mandarin this year!). The transition from 5th grade was academically difficult. Parents should know that they should be in contact with school officials early and often. The worst problem is they do not communicate well as they expect 11 year olds to listen and pass along important information. The school is very safe and keeps the kids busy for a very long day with fantastic extracurriculars. We were disappointed in our child's academic performance as well as the core teacher's ability to inspire, but grateful he is held accountable. It was too much responsibility for a boy at this age. Love the emphasize on reading. Lots more parent involvement is needed and possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2012

My daughter is being promoted next week to the 9th grade. I just want to say "Thank you!!" to the SMS faculty and administration in going out of their way to help her and communicate with me. The teachers have always been so encouraging to her and very responsive to my emails and phone calls and conferences. Her principles and guidance counselor have always put her interests first when questions or concerns have ever arisen. Being open-minded as a parent and student have helped us to accept their expertise in her education and made the communication process easier. And I have another coming up next year in 6th grade who we are very happy to see enter into the SMS program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2012

I have been so disgusted with the principal and 7th grade teachers here that we are moving just so our child will no longer have to attend. There is little to no communication with parents, they give you the run around to the point that entirely too many people become involved often causing miscommunication & misunderstandings. No one can seem to give straight answers that are in agreement & not conflicting...and the school district itself isn't much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

While pursuing the IB designation may appear to be a worthy goal, loading up the kids with 3 hours homework every night is crazy. They don't have time to be kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

I love Sullivan and the work it as been doing for the Middle Years IB program. Teachers have really been working on connecting their curriculums.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

The best middle School you could ever sign your children up for. It has the best programs and the best Principals
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2004

Come on folks, schools are so much more than the buildings that house them. Sullivan is in a very frumpy (but constantly upgraded) building, but its staff is top notch and staff turnover is very low. Sixth graders have a difficult new reality after being coddled in Rock Hill's elementary schools, and they grow up a lot in the first six weeks. Expectations of kids are high, and eighth graders are more than prepared for high school. The demographic mix is good, so the school is not ruled by affluent kids and designer labels. The arts programs are top notch -- better in many respects than Rock Hill's high schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2004

this school is trying to do their best. but they need to go a little faster. the halls are very dark and the mirros in the bathrooms are absolutly disgusting! the teahcers in 7th grade are mostly great teachers. Mrs. Mayo has done a great job teaching me!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2004

This schools profile is not up to date. They have redone the entire outside of the school, new parking lots, 15 tennis courts, new offices. the part of the school the children are in is ran down, Halls are dark, no soap or soap despensers in any bathroom in the entire school, The lockers are the same as they were when I attended there 28 years ago rusted and desgusting. this school only has two teachers in the entire sixth grade that the children aren't terrified of.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
79%
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%
Male68%
African-American59%
Asian90%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled27%
Not disabled80%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male74%
African-American61%
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled25%
Not disabled83%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students64%
Female64%
Male66%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled10%
Not disabled75%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant64%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female80%
Male82%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled46%
Not disabled84%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students73%
Female79%
Male67%
African-American60%
Asian90%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial80%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled10%
Not disabled82%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant73%
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%
Female81%
Male73%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled37%
Not disabled82%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled26%
Not disabled73%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant68%

Science

All Students78%
Female84%
Male74%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled40%
Not disabled83%
English language learners66%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female69%
Male70%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled31%
Not disabled74%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant69%

Writing

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled47%
Not disabled82%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English81%
Not 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

English/Language Arts

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled21%
Not disabled79%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant70%

Math

All Students71%
Female77%
Male66%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled34%
Not disabled78%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

Science

All Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled17%
Not disabled80%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female70%
Male66%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled30%
Not disabled75%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant67%

Writing

All Students72%
Female79%
Male64%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled22%
Not disabled81%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

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 47% 53%
Black 34% 36%
Hispanic 15% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 64%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Red Carpet School (2006)
  • Middle Years International Baccalaureate Programme Candidate School (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:45 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Robert Heath
Fax number
  • (803) 981-1456

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Intramural softball
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Intramural step club, cheerleading and soft ball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • We have both a pto and a school improvement council. the pto is active in its support of teachers and students - it funds agenda books for all students and enrichment materials for classrooms.
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