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West Oak Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 811 students

 
 

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Posted September 19, 2011

I am now in another state (CO), but I spent two years of my life in West Oak and I absolutely LOVED it. The teachers are amazing, the students and everyone else is also! :)


Posted April 24, 2010

My daughter has Down Syndrome. Her teacher Mrs. Thomas has gone to great lengths to keep our children involved in the community. Their community field trips may be as simple as a trip to the grocery store, but the kids love them. Seeing how excited she is each day makes mine. My daughter loves to sing with the chorus. You have to understand that her speech is very poor. At times it is unintelligible, but she gets up there and sings her heart out. Now her teacher is trying to get her a spot on the cheer leading squad. Some of the teachers have volunteered to stay late so my daughter can attend practice. She wouldn't be able to attend otherwise since I have to work until 5pm. Mrs. Thomas and the entire staff at this school have shown love and compassion beyond what their career asks of them. I would love for them to get this award so their job might be a little bit easier. Thank you for your consideration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

My daughter loves the teachers and staff and the academics are relavent to her future.
—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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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 71% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

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 Students75%
Female78%
Male73%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled37%
Not disabled83%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%

Math

All Students71%
Female79%
Male63%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled24%
Not disabled80%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%

Science

All Students67%
Female76%
Male61%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled18%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female69%
Male66%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled32%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Writing

All Students69%
Female78%
Male62%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled20%
Not disabled79%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant69%
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 Students71%
Female77%
Male66%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled44%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students70%
Female72%
Male69%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled36%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%

Science

All Students72%
Female78%
Male66%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled38%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female58%
Male58%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White57%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals68%
Disabled31%
Not disabled65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%

Writing

All Students71%
Female81%
Male61%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled31%
Not disabled81%
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 Students62%
Female67%
Male58%
African-American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White64%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled19%
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%

Math

All Students70%
Female77%
Male63%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals78%
Disabled32%
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant70%

Science

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabled32%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female59%
Male70%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Subsidized meals52%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled24%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Writing

All Students70%
Female78%
Male62%
African-American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled24%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-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

Algebra I

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English I

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

19 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 91% 53%
Black 5% 36%
Hispanic 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
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 57%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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