Palmetto Middle School serves 349 students in grades 6-8.
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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 349 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
- Minority Enrollment: 83%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in SC
- Math Proficiency: 7% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 20% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education
Palmetto Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Palmetto Middle School's student population of 349 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 36% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Palmetto Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,095 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Palmetto Middle School is 0.45, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1053 out of 1095 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Palmetto Middle School's ranking?
Palmetto Middle School is ranked #1053 out of 1,095 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in South Carolina.
What schools are Palmetto Middle School often compared to?
Palmetto Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Johnakin Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
7% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 20% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).
How many students attend Palmetto Middle School?
349 students attend Palmetto Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
72% of Palmetto Middle School students are Black, 17% of students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Palmetto Middle School?
Palmetto Middle School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Palmetto Middle School offer ?
Palmetto Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Palmetto Middle School part of?
Palmetto Middle School is part of Marion 10 School District.
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