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Fairfield Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 413 students

 
 

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3 stars


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Posted August 25, 2004

With a new Superintendant and new Principal, I have high expectations for the upcoming 2004-2005 school year at FMS! Ms. Tammy F. Martin has clearly layed out her plans and expectations of students, teachers and staff. She was my daughter's math teacher last year, until she accepted the position of Assistant Principal at Fairfield Central High. As a teacher her motto was 'failure is not an option.' Fairfield Middle School's new motto is 'failure is not an option.' As a parent, I am very eager to work with Ms. Martin in her quest to make FMS a 'Red Carpet/Blue Ribbon school.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2004

I'm a honer student a faifeild middle school, and from my point of view, this school needs alot of work before it will get a 5 star rateing from anyone. Ive seen fellow classmates curse teachers, hit teachers and do all kinds of things that are not appropriate in the school enviroment or any enviroment. Suspending the kids doesnt work, or calling their parents doesnt work. Anyway, I think parents should pay more attention to their childrens education, and should do something when teachers notify them on their childs behavior, or acadimic failor.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2003

needs to stop useing suspension as a 1st solution.should'nt judge a stident before hearing all sides of story.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2003

This school is in very very bad disiplinary order when I walked in to pick up my daughter the other day i was cussed at and this was in between classes students were cutting class in front of the office and no one said a word I was disgusted my daughter is about to be put on homebound or homeschool because of that.My e-mail is nicole316316@aol.com feel free to e-mail me for more information on this school.


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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 71% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students66%
Female70%
Male61%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled33%
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant66%

Math

All Students54%
Female54%
Male54%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White64%
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay meals63%
Disabled16%
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%

Science

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White61%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled22%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female80%
Male73%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled40%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%

Writing

All Students72%
Female80%
Male64%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled24%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%
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 Students52%
Female57%
Male46%
African-American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White63%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals65%
Disabled35%
Not disabled53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant52%

Math

All Students60%
Female66%
Male53%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White59%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals71%
Disabled29%
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%

Science

All Students51%
Female56%
Male44%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals49%
Full-pay meals56%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%

Social Studies

All Students57%
Female59%
Male54%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals53%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%

Writing

All Students67%
Female74%
Male60%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled22%
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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
Black 86% 36%
White 12% 53%
Hispanic 2% 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 85%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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