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Seneca Middle School

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Posted August 28, 2014

Great school! My child came from Pickens County school district and I am very impressed with the teachers - communication is top-notch. I always know what is going on and my child is getting a wonderful education. The building is old and it took a while to get used to the layout, but other than that, very happy with this school and leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

I love this school .It is the best scholl any one could be at. The teachers are nice and help you acheive your goals. They will go out of their way to help you with anything you may need help with. If they don't know the answer, they will find someone who does.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2007

This is an excellent school with a family atmosphere. The principal and assist principals respect the students and in turn the students respect them. The teachers are wonderful and so caring. They are always helping the students and the students feel comfortable asking for help.The chorus program is one of the best in the state- most likely the best! The teachers go the extra mile and try to work with the students strengths. What a blessing to have a school like this in our area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

It's a great school! Perfect for students with any disabilaties or problems, but some of the kids need to be taught a lesson!
—Submitted by a student


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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
71%
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%
Female74%
Male69%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled17%
Not disabled80%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%

Math

All Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial69%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled20%
Not disabled81%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant73%

Science

All Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled16%
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant62%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White81%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled25%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%

Writing

All Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled11%
Not disabled83%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English73%
Not 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 Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial72%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled28%
Not disabled83%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant74%

Math

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled26%
Not disabled75%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial44%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled26%
Not disabled78%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female60%
Male66%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial56%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled23%
Not disabled71%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant63%

Writing

All Students83%
Female91%
Male76%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial79%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled34%
Not disabled92%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
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 Students65%
Female70%
Male61%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled19%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant65%

Math

All Students77%
Female85%
Male72%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled37%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%

Science

All Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled32%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant63%

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled21%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant61%

Writing

All Students71%
Female79%
Male64%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled31%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

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
White 60% 53%
Black 29% 36%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 59%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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810 West South 4th St
Seneca, SC 29678
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Phone: (864) 886-4455

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