Paul Knox Middle School

  • Paul Knox Middle School serves 709 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (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 42% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Paul Knox 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 top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Paul Knox Middle School's student population of 709 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students709 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Paul Knox 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 Paul Knox Middle School is 0.58, 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#632 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
8%
9%
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Black
30%
34%
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White
57%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.580.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Paul Knox Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAiken 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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It's an amazing school I love it so much. We actually get iPads this yr. The teachers r amazing. In my opinion the best school in Aiken county
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