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White Knoll Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted July 3, 2013

I'm going into 8th grade at white knoll this past school year I had amazing school teachers in all my classes. I'm active in different events and club, one thing I love about white knoll is they have good clubs, activities, advanced classes, and sports. The school has some very very smart kids, the kids that aren't as smart just don't apply there selfs because the teacher try to help them and care about there grades. So if your wondering were to send your kids to school send them to white knoll middle as long as there willing to work.


Posted September 29, 2012

I am a student at this school and it is terrible I love school but the teachers don't get when you don't understand something and the guidance counselor thanks she is helpful but she isn't this is a terrible school send your kids to Carolina springs!


Posted August 22, 2012

i am a 8th grade student at wkms and it is the best school i have ever seen the cafeteria looks great and they did really good re doing the whole school and all of the teahers are fun and really good i recomend that usend your kids to wkms


Posted January 31, 2012

Poor communication between staff & parents. Eight attempts made to contact ANYONE about my son's grades. Four times by return report card envelope & four times by leaving voicemails & messages in the office. Then when someone finally returns a call, they still put me off two weeks. When a student is in danger of failing, two weeks could mean the difference in pass or fail! Very disappointed, my child will be attending an online school net year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2009

I am a White Knoll Middle School student and I believe we deserve a 5. I chose a five not just because are school is awesome, but because Dr. Nancy Turner does a great job helping us with our schoolwork and keeps us on track. No wonder she was last years principal of the year for all of South Carolina.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2008

great school, great students, great teachers, wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

As a parent of a Lexington One Student and a teacher in a different school system, I have found that parents are more to blame in lack of communication between the teacher and the parent. You can pick up the phone or send an email. Moreover, Administration has been wonderful to me, and I believe that Lexington one is one of the best in the state.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students75%
Female83%
Male68%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial79%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled20%
Not disabled84%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%

Math

All Students68%
Female77%
Male60%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial79%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled9%
Not disabled78%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant68%

Science

All Students72%
Female74%
Male69%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled15%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled33%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Writing

All Students77%
Female89%
Male66%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled28%
Not disabled85%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%
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%
Female78%
Male72%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled41%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial42%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled15%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%

Science

All Students78%
Female75%
Male82%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled41%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female69%
Male77%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial67%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled22%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%

Writing

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled31%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%
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%
Female70%
Male71%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled24%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%

Math

All Students75%
Female75%
Male74%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled16%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students74%
Female69%
Male78%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled27%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled25%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant81%

Writing

All Students80%
Female88%
Male73%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled32%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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 75% 53%
Black 15% 36%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 47%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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116 White Knoll Way
West Columbia, SC 29170
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