Gaffney Middle School

Gaffney Middle School serves 555 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (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 26% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Gaffney 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 14:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Gaffney Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

Gaffney Middle School's student population of 555 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students555 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

Gaffney 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 Gaffney Middle School is 0.63, which is more 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
#977 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
12%
9%
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Black
41%
34%
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White
44%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.630.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
8%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCherokee 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Gaffney Middle School is Gaffney High School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is John E. Ewing Middle School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mary Bramlett Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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Good school. Good teachers.
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THE SCHOOL IS AMAZING!!! ITS GONNA BE MY 6TH GRADE YEAR!!! THE TOUR SAYS IT ALL!!!
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I dont see my daughter Elena Martinez name in the A B honor roll for the 6th grade. She has made A B honor roll all year
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