4/10
Northside Middle School
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This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in South Carolina. Students here perform about average on state tests, ... More are making above average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has below average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students. Large disparities in suspension rates exist at this school, which is concerning.

ACADEMICS

7/10

Academic progress

How much did this school help its students improve from one year to the next? This rating compares schools with similar proficiency levels to measure student progress over time.

A promising sign:

Students at this school are making more academic progress from one grade to the next compared to students at other schools in the state.

Parent tip

One key way the best schools help all students learn is by giving them voice and choice.

5/10

Test scores

Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


Subject
% Proficient
College and Career Ready Assessments (READY)
Math
27%
State avg: 39%
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English
38%
State avg: 43%
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South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)
Science
39%
State avg: 47%
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Equity

2/10

Equity overview

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Very concerning:

Disadvantaged students at this school may be falling far behind other students in the state, and this school may have large achievement gaps.


Parent tip

Does this school offer opportunity for all its students, or leave some behind? Successful schools understand how to close the achievement gap.

ENVIRONMENT

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Student demographics

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White
44%
Hispanic
26%
Black
25%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
2%
Native American
<1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
<1%

Teachers & staff

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Students per teacher
14 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Students per counselor
561 :1
State avg: 371 :1
Percentage of teachers with 3 or more years experience
90%
State avg: 89%
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Neighborhood

157 Cougar Drive
West Columbia, SC 29169
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