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Gregg Middle School

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted June 17, 2014

This school is the most uncaring school we have ever dealt with. Our daughter went from loving school (perfect attendance since Pre-K) to hating it. The stress and tension created enough physical pain she is no longer in school! Communication is non-existant. Emails go unanswered - phone calls as well. I wrote on her interim report in the remarks section - "We are concerned that our daughter is struggling with math. What can we do to help her at home". Received no answer to any of those notes on her interims. One teacher made the entire 6th grade walk the hallway for 20+ minutes because a few students acted up in line. When I asked about this she "explained" she was "teaching" the students how to behave in line. Our daughter (age 11 at the time) was made to carry all of her books for the entire 20+ minutes. She came home with bruises on her arms from the burden. The principal does a lot of glaring and eye rolling when she is asked about specific incidents (like the 20+ minute enforced march). She is condescending and disrespectful, yet expects to be treated respectfully. At this school, rules are more important that the students. We will homeschool next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2014

Both of my kids loved Gregg. The teachers & staff are great. Both children were involved in the band and my daughter is in chorus, color guard & theatre club.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

I now have my 2nd child at Gregg and we love it. They have great communication and a wonderful staff. My daughter had a problem with another student picking on her and it was immediately taken care of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

I work at Gregg an LOVE it. Unlike what some students have reported, I know that if an incident occurs it is fully investigated. The teachers, principals, and support staff care about the students learning the material and about their well being. My son and daughter have both attended here and both are starting college this year with no problems.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 23, 2013

I am very dissatisfied with this school. As a student I know firsthand how bad it is. First of all, I am given the impression that the teachers, with a few exceptions, care only about paychecks. Teachers should care more about the wellbeing of a student, as well as their future. Second of all, I have written several reports on bullying, broken lockers, and stolen books. Nothing has been done for any of these matters. I had already reported my science book stolen, and now they are saying I owe 47 dollars for loosing it. Every time I try to report something, instead of talking to me about it, the shove a witness form in my hand and then they might as well throw it away, because nothing is done. I am especially very angry because I had to miss incentive day because my book was missing, and instead of helping me, they treated my as a suspect for "loosing" my book. I am very unpleased and I doubt I will stay here.


Posted August 30, 2011

Gregg middle school is a great school. The teacher and princple are doing a good job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2010

If you want to know how well the school is doing, just read the student reviews about the school. There is terrible grammar and punctuation. There is awful sentence structure and capitalization. These students are almost in high school and can't write a review! My child makes the A honor roll every quarter but I am still concerned about how she will compare with other kids in high school and in college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2010

I am a happy student here at gregg i love our school activitie i very much disagree with some comments teachers and students report if there will be a fight but kids will be kids so sometimes they will get into a fight at random it's not the teacher's or anybody elses faults for natural instincts. I LOVE my fabulous school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2009

I believe Gregg is doing an outstanding job. The teachers do care, and are doing their jobs well. The principal has high standards for all. Kudos to her! Wake up parents, it all begins at HOME!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

I'm a student at Gregg middle heading into my 8th grade and final year in middle school in the GATE program. My middle school experience at Gregg has been thrilling! yetdissapointing too!Coming from a student's point of view i find it more informing because we have to actually interact in the school environment. I love that the GATE program offers us too learn at higher level and challenge us, but giving us hours of homework that makes us quit extracurricular activities so we can pass the year isnt making us learn, having so much homework and so many projects made mehave to quit soccer, get a math tudor, and take away from my childhood experience! not to mention some of the teachers dont even want to be there, and its dissapointing because we learn better when our teachers interact with us! besides that my time at Gregg has been Great! =)
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2009

We moved from out of state and I am very happy with Gregg Middle School. My daughter is on the honor roll, principles are wonderful and there are plenty of activities to keep them busy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2008

its clean and the teachers are their when u need them
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2008

My son is in 6th grade gate and we are really happy with the team of teachers. They return emails quickly and seem to really care about the kids. I do feel, however, that they give too much homework. Gifted children don't need more work, they need different work. My son had to quit soccer because he had so much homework. I want him to be well rounded, but he barely gets to play outside...He even has weekend homework. I would also like more school wide functions, such as the school dance they had in September. I think more school functions would promote a more community feel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

I have been dissatisfied with this school. The teachers do not keep in contact with parents. They only e-mail you when the parent e-mails them. No encouragement, no motivation, no after school programs. Kids who have a disabilies the teachers just don't care. No caring teachers, only seem to want a paycheck. If your heart is not in teaching all children, maybe they do not need to be teachers. Teachers are loving, kind and willing to work with children. This school needs a lot of improving from the Principal on down to the teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

I am very pleased with how involved the Vice Principal and Guidance Counselors are. My son had issues after my husband deployed and his grades began to drop. I contacted the Vice Principal about it how in turn asked the Guidance Counselor to get involved. With their help, my son was able to turn mostly D's and F's at midterm to A/B honor roll by the end of the quarter. And he made it into GATE!!! I am thrilled!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

gregg middle school is out of date and lacks behind in all of the classes offered. The band classes offered at gregg do not even let 7th grade band members perform in anything and keeps them hidden and I believe that is wrong. gregg middle needs many improvements and I wish that I could remove my child from that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

I have been very happy with Gregg. My child has been on the GATE teams and the teachers are wonderful. The curriculum is rigorous, and the teachers are very caring and helpful. It is great that my child can be in GATE classes for all four subject areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2007

GMS offers such a team atmosphere. I have been very happy with the GATE teams!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 25, 2006

I, for one, was really unhappy with Gregg. I don't feel unity or adult control at the school. It seems like the 'bad' kids rule at times. The teachers are frustrated and the kids are disruptive during class time. My daughter did the best she could but looked forward to moving away from that 'tough' atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

My third child is now attending GMS. In the 7 years that I have had children attending this school and been involved with the PTSA Board, I have found the school to encourage students to learn and be a safe environment. Any disruptive students are dealt with immediatly. Staff is aware to watch for bullying. The faculty has always been open to helping students with problems and working with parents to increase their child's achievements. The special education teachers are wonderful and the exploratory classes are fun and diverse including drama, visual art, music, band, strings, chorus, PE., keyboarding, creative writing and Spanish. The PTSA is extremely active in working with the faculty to encourage reading with their Reading Counts Program and the Arts with their Reflections Program. At any school, parent involvement helps with the success of the students and volunteers are always welcomed. Two thumbs up!
—Submitted by a parent


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.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial86%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled32%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled29%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant79%

Science

All Students77%
Female83%
Male73%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled25%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled60%
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial86%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled29%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant79%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled44%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial67%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled48%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Science

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled52%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled48%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Writing

All Students84%
Female89%
Male78%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled43%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant84%
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 Students66%
Female81%
Male55%
African-American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial74%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled8%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant66%

Math

All Students72%
Female79%
Male67%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial74%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled9%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%

Science

All Students79%
Female85%
Male76%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled18%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female84%
Male77%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial82%
White87%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled39%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students83%
Female93%
Male76%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial86%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled16%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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

 
 
0%
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 66% 53%
Black 26% 36%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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