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Sims Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 815 students

 
 

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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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students71%
Female73%
Male68%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled23%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled33%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Science

All Students54%
Female56%
Male51%
African-American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled19%
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%

Social Studies

All Students66%
Female61%
Male70%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled50%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%

Writing

All Students71%
Female78%
Male65%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled23%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-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

English/Language Arts

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled18%
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant57%

Math

All Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled8%
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%

Science

All Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled25%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant63%

Social Studies

All Students56%
Female51%
Male60%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White64%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabled20%
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%

Writing

All Students68%
Female75%
Male62%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled18%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%
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 Students56%
Female56%
Male56%
African-American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled8%
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%

Math

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled24%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Science

All Students64%
Female51%
Male78%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled22%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant64%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female66%
Male71%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled29%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Writing

All Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled26%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
88%
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 55% 53%
Black 44% 36%
Asian 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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