2705 Bulrush Basket Lane
North Charleston, SC 29418
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Laing Middle School serves 1,051 students in grades 6-8.
Laing Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Laing Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

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School Overview

Laing Middle School's student population of 1,051 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,051 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
66 teachers
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School Rankings

Laing Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Laing Middle School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#123 out of 1149 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
2%
11%
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Black
13%
33%
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White
80%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.34
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 1,051 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.34

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