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Pine Ridge Middle School

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Posted November 24, 2013

Personally i hated this school i was bullyed for 2 years amd i witnessed 11 fights. Rethink your childs education. I would recommend fulmer, or Busbee.


Posted June 7, 2013

I went to this school and this was my last year, it was the most amazing years, the teachers are supportive, and they really show they car. Since the assistant principle Dawn Dimmler came in it especially got to me. She's amazing, and at that school they do anything they can to help. I love that s school !


Posted April 23, 2009

My sons attends this school. He really enjoys this year. And i feel he is getting an excellent educaton. A job that is well done by each and every person at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2006

I attended the first open house that PINE RIDGE MIddle school had and i was very impressed with not only the school, but with the teachers too. My Grand Daughter is starting her first year there in the 8th grade. and i have found that the teachers there take pride in calling the parents with good news as well as with the bad news. just keep up the fine work you are teaching our student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2004

Pine Ridge Middle School is a wonderful school! When my child went there, the teachers, staff, everyone was nice and brilliant! I love Pine Ridge Middle School and I hope that when you read this that you will want your child to go here to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2004

I feel like my child is safe here at Pine Ridge Middle School. The teachers are helpful and understanding and if the child misbehaves they will let the parent know what the child is doing.
—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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students62%
Female73%
Male53%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White66%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled29%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant62%

Math

All Students62%
Female68%
Male57%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled36%
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant62%

Science

All Students52%
Female58%
Male46%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female68%
Male61%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%

Writing

All Students70%
Female79%
Male62%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabled20%
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant70%
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 Students65%
Female66%
Male65%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled35%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant65%

Math

All Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled18%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

Science

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled24%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female63%
Male66%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled12%
Not disabled71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant65%

Writing

All Students70%
Female80%
Male60%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled26%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant70%
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 Students58%
Female65%
Male48%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White61%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabled13%
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%

Math

All Students62%
Female69%
Male52%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White62%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals69%
Disabled19%
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant62%

Science

All Students73%
Female72%
Male75%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Social Studies

All Students56%
Female60%
Male53%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals46%
Disabled8%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant56%

Writing

All Students65%
Female69%
Male60%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled6%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant65%
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.

42 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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 50% 53%
Black 40% 36%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 3% 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 72%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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735 Pine Ridge Dr
West Columbia, SC 29172
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