Palmetto Middle School

  • Palmetto Middle School serves 303 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (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 22% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Palmetto 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 13:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Palmetto Middle School's student population of 303 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students303 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palmetto 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 Palmetto Middle School is 0.45, 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#1047 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
3%
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
5%
9%
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Black
72%
34%
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White
19%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.450.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMarion 10 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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