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Walhalla Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 718 students

 
 

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Posted February 5, 2013

My daughter attends this school. There are both good teachers and bad teachers. The school treats teachers and district employees children different than they do other students. These kids get special privedges and win all the awards get the spots on the sports team and they arealways the team managers etc etc These kids think they are elite because the parents set it up this way. All parents are not included. Only certain ones. All the parents talk about it but there isn't much you can do in a small town. Try Clemson schools. Not as bad for sure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2011

My daughter attends Walhalla Middle School, as did i when i was her age. She often comes home and talks about how much she learns on a daily basis from the teachers. Not just academically, but they set good examples. She says they are fun to be around and if she is stuggling with something they often help her catch on. They are willing to sacrifice their time to help her become a better student and person, in and out of, school. She also comes home and complains about the rules and regulations. My introspect is that this is a complementary thing becuase they dont have young ladys walking around in booty shorts and the dont have young men walking around with their pants falling off of their hips
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2011

I am a relative of a child removed from her home state 1500 miles away and was able to be enrolled into this school without any school records for many weeks.How did this school know if the child was or wasnt kidnapped.Scary thought isnt it.One might think long and hard about policy changes.


Posted January 5, 2010

all the advanced classes assign too much it causes too much stress on the students -6th grader 006
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2009

Excellent School and the Principal runs a very tight ship.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

This school is amazing. the teachers are great, the staff is great, everything about the school is great. it is very clean.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2005

The teachers in this school are very kind people but the administration is terrible. The administration even gives students who have out of school suspensions or unexcused absences zeros on their work. i though schools could not use grades as punishment? But this one does. Students should be allowed to make up their work no matter what their reason for missing. The teachers here are very unhappy and you can tell by the things they say when they are not at school. This school is in very sad shape and I feel sorry for all the students and teachers that go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2004

I have a child in this school and I can say that I have requested conferences with teachers and never hear from them. I spoke with the vice principle about two weeks ago and still have not got a responce from him. My advice to anyone find another school. I am not the only one in my family that feels this way.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

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

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled29%
Not disabled89%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled39%
Not disabled93%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant87%

Science

All Students82%
Female87%
Male76%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled25%
Not disabled88%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled38%
Not disabled87%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant81%

Writing

All Students84%
Female90%
Male80%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled18%
Not disabled92%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English86%
Non-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 Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled53%
Not disabled82%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant78%

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled33%
Not disabled88%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant81%

Science

All Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled30%
Not disabled87%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female68%
Male69%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals51%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled33%
Not disabled74%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant69%

Writing

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled52%
Not disabled89%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant85%
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 Students63%
Female72%
Male54%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled23%
Not disabled68%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant63%

Math

All Students72%
Female82%
Male63%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled37%
Not disabled77%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Science

All Students68%
Female69%
Male66%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled29%
Not disabled73%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female83%
Male62%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled19%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Writing

All Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled28%
Not disabled86%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English79%
Non-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

Algebra I

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

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 83% 53%
Hispanic 13% 6%
Black 2% 36%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Walhalla, SC 29691
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