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Palmetto Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 807 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted April 23, 2009

I go to palmetto middle school its awesome and the teachers actually take time to care about you and help you especially the 6th grade teachers on team 7 they are probably the best teachers you could ever wish for and Mrs.Anderson if you read this i know this a run on sentence but ohhh well heheheh... you need to come visit palmetto some time its Awesome!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2008

This school is really great. it is a wonderful and secure place to send your children.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2008

With any school, there is room for improvement; however, Palmetto Middle School teachers work very hard to make accommodations for all the students. After having two of my children attend all grades there, I have come to appreciate the amount of work assigned to the teachers in addition to teaching. I have even volunteered and witnessed the work load of the teachers. Also, I do feel they do all they can under the constraints they have. I do feel, though, discipline could be more strict, but that has to come from the administration. Overall, I have been very satisfied with the school, especially when I compare it to other schools that are not up against the same issues. Yes, I have known of some isolated situations that were not pleasant, but dealing with as many people, emotions, and problems that exist is difficult. Thanks to the teachers who work 10-15 hours a day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2008

I rate this below average because of grades and teacher professionalism. When you have a child that makes nothing below a 95 for 3 years enter this school and start immediately failing classes and their best grade is an 88, there is something wrong. After much digging, interviewing and networking I have found this to be the case for a number of other students as well. The professionalism of the staff is far below average. Teachers will tell parents one thing, then when the administration questions the teachers their stories change drastically to fit the protocal, teachers ignoring parent's requests for updates and meetings, and parents being talked to and treated like students when they approach an administrator about anything negative, that is beyond unprofessional. Never at any time should a parent have to wait for administrator's to finish a conversation about a ball game before they are acknowledged!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

I love my school so much and the teachers are so cool
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2007

There needs to be better cooperation and communication from the teachers.No response/delayed response from the teachers make it difficult to join in helping your child succeed academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2007

My son goes to school here, we have had some problems with big children picking on my son of twelve. He had two events that teachers and principal were involed with the case. I was very inpress with the way it was taken care of. I was very happy with the turn out. The teacher were very involed with my child care. I am very proud to be a parent that my child goes to. It is great and the student are too. I was very happy to see the special ed. classes get envolded with all field trips with the other classes. Most of the student care about teacher and other students there. It is Great to be a part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2006

I am A STUDENT at Palmetto Middle School. I absolutely LOVE Palmetto and wish that all schools can be as good as this one. Our school enviroment is AWESOME! There are rules we have to abide by but they aren't so strict that we can't enjoy school at all. I have to say that bullying is no problem at our school and our academic standards are set at a high but reasonable level. Our teachers are not only our teachers but our best friends when we feel we have none and when we just GOT to tell someone about a crush we have one someone or grade we got. Whatever the situation is, our teachers are always there for us. Palmetto is a great school and I cannot say enough about it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2006

My daughter is in the 6th grade at this school. She loves it! Her teachers are all full of energy and they seem to work on standards together. For example, the science and math teachers lessons seem to have common goals. They have taken wonderful field trips this year! I do have one area of concern that I have noticed. There seems to be some problems with bullying especially with the boys.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

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 Students80%
Female84%
Male77%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled29%
Not disabled86%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Math

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled42%
Not disabled94%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant89%

Science

All Students89%
Female95%
Male87%
African-American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled42%
Not disabled96%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled50%
Not disabled95%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant91%

Writing

All Students81%
Female87%
Male76%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled24%
Not disabled88%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled36%
Not disabled87%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant81%

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled33%
Not disabled87%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant80%

Science

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled55%
Not disabled95%
English language learners88%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female73%
Male80%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled33%
Not disabled83%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%

Writing

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
African-American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled32%
Not disabled92%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English85%
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 Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled31%
Not disabled77%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled36%
Not disabled88%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant81%

Science

All Students79%
Female80%
Male77%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled39%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female73%
Male81%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled57%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%

Writing

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled31%
Not disabled86%
English language learners54%
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

Algebra I

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

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 86% 53%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Black 5% 36%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 53%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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