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Ralph Chandler Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 733 students

 

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Posted May 30, 2014

This school has been a very positive experince for my son. The teachers and staff have been very supportive. The atmosphere that is created by the staff is one of enthusiasm and caring for our children. Growth is encouraged in a positive and safe environment- what more could you ask for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2011

This is our third year at RCMS, and after being terrified of my child being in middle school, we couldn't have asked for a better school. The teachers and administration are very hands on. It has a great feel to it. Very happy and satisfied.
—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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male76%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled48%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled10%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Science

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled60%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Writing

All Students81%
Female90%
Male70%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled32%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
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 Students81%
Female83%
Male80%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled44%
Not disabled86%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant81%

Math

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled30%
Not disabled88%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Science

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled54%
Not disabled91%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled47%
Not disabled89%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant84%

Writing

All Students82%
Female93%
Male74%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled30%
Not disabled88%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%
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%
Female75%
Male65%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled11%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Math

All Students71%
Female74%
Male69%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled22%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

Science

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled35%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled60%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Writing

All Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled7%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

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 82% 53%
Black 11% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 37%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • 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
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Simpsonville, SC 29680
Phone: (864) 452-0300

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