Alston Middle School

  • Alston Middle School serves 806 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Alston Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Alston Middle School's student population of 806 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students806 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Alston Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Alston Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Alston Middle School is 0.62, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank#692 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
9%
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Black
36%
34%
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White
50%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.620.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alston Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDorchester 02 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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dear alston middle school i have a daughter who is very smart and she love alsont middle so much she always on the page website we move clost by the school can my daughter go to this school she has family members who go to your school
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