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Mauldin Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1198 students

 

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Posted August 14, 2013

Although this school is not the worst in the district, I am severly disappointed. It should be no more than a 7 star. We have had more bad or mediocre teachers than good, and one of the worst teachers I could imagine as well. By all means, avoid Mrs. Lee, she completely extinquished my son's enthusiasm for math in one year. Mrs. Gardner is also disappointing. There is too much focus on the band, and not enough on academics. Lastly, the communication at this school compared to other area middle schools is very poor. Think twice before sending your child here; I wish I had been aware of all the charter school options before we moved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

My daughter is in 7th grade and we love Mauldin Middle School! The academics are strong, and the teachers really care. The extracurricular activities are excellent, from band to drama, and sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My daughter just, started 6th grade and the transition from elementary has been great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

I think to get the truth about the school you have to have the perspective of a student, like myself. I've gone to the school for one year so far, i'm in the sixth grade, and it's wonderful. If you're looking for a rich private school, then you need to look else where. But, if you're looking for a school whose teachers do more than teach, then you've found the right place. The teachers here have warm hearts and are probably more earning and educated than most teachers at other schools. They care, they can relate to your problems, and they absolutly love their students. The principle is warm hearted and very giving. the students here are intellegent and are just looking for an open door to success. I'm a student here and i've found my success. I have teachers that beleive in me, for once. I love this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2009

I dont have a straight A student nor an extra activities student ,but, i have a team of people who truly want my child too succeed not only in school but life itself. Thats the difference in MMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2009

I must say the this is a great school , my daughter had excel in this last 2 years, the principal y very kind and knowledgeable and the staff has been very supportive. The school itself is clean. Ihave no regrets in getting my child in this wonderful place
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

MMS is a fantastic school. My oldest son is in his last year there and has had no problems what so ever. I recommend this school to children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

The principal will tell you MMS is a 'good school', but there seems to be little initiative to become a great school. There is inconsistency among grade level teacher-teams regarding academic rigor - some teachers dole out very little homework, other teams pile on project after project. The lack of technology use is embarrassing. Most 6th grade students had complete computer labs in elementary school with instruction by technology teachers. Now, their computer time is limited to standardized testing days. 'Keyboarding' is the only computer course offered, in 8th grade! Websites/pages are not updated. Some teachers post student handouts on the school district's 'Portal' so parents/students can access copies if needed, but most do not. With the exception of the outstanding band director! He makes sure every handout given to students is also available to parents either on a website or via his email loop.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

Nothing but good things happen at MMS. The teachers and staff there are great, and if your child gets in trouble they tell you the exact reason why.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

I have nothing but good things to say about MMS. My child is in his last year at MMS and my other son will be here next year. We have had excellent academic and athletic years here at MMS. The Administration is excellent and staff is always professional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2005

I love MMS! My oldest child completed 3 years and is now at MHS. He had top notch teachers. My youngest child is in her 2nd year. She is also excelling. The teachers are caring. Mrs. Gardner doesn't let anyone get away with anything! We had one problem withn our son was 'punched', but the administration tracked down and offender and resolved the problem. I would not hesitate to highly recommend MMS and will miss it when my youngest 'graduates'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2004

'Expect the Best!' as Principal Rosia Gardener is heard to say daily in the 2 years my son has attended. And they live up to this motto-- I appreciate that there is little tolerance for any misconduct and plenty of encouragement for academic and community success at MMS. My child has learned and grown so much by this approach--- he is far better equipped to handle high school having attended MMS. Given a choice between private school and MMS, I would still choose to have my son attend this school. Five Stars. L. Knee
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2004

Great school, great administration, my child loved Mauldin Middle, I was so impressed by the genuine care and concern shown by each of my child's teachers. Mauldin has prepared her well for high school!
—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.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male78%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial84%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled26%
Not disabled89%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial89%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled23%
Not disabled83%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled11%
Not disabled86%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial86%
White84%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled54%
Not disabled88%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant86%

Writing

All Students86%
Female92%
Male79%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial84%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled19%
Not disabled92%
English language learners72%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant86%
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 Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
African-American57%
Asian80%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled18%
Not disabled83%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant78%

Math

All Students78%
Female77%
Male80%
African-American56%
Asian80%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled12%
Not disabled84%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
African-American71%
Asian73%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled36%
Not disabled87%
English language learners74%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female77%
Male80%
African-American67%
Asian73%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled33%
Not disabled83%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Writing

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
African-American78%
Asian93%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled33%
Not disabled93%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%
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 Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
African-American61%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial76%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled24%
Not disabled80%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Math

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
African-American67%
Asian93%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial81%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled15%
Not disabled83%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Science

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial73%
White87%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled32%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female81%
Male81%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White86%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled33%
Not disabled84%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male81%
African-American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial81%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled49%
Not disabled91%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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 65% 53%
Black 20% 36%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Two or more races 4% 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 30%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Health & athletics

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School basics

Fax number
  • (864) 355-6988

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
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