Darlington Middle School

  • Darlington Middle School serves 973 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (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 29% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Darlington 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 16:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Darlington Middle School's student population of 973 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students973 students
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Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Darlington 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 Darlington Middle School is 0.54, which is less than 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#905 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
58%
34%
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White
35%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.540.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Darlington Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDarlington 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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