Philip Simmons Middle School

2065 Seven Sticks Drive
Charleston, SC 29492
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 408 students in grades 5-8, Philip Simmons Middle School ranks 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%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is equal to the South Carolina state average of 48%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 408 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • : Bottom 50% in SC
  • : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Philip Simmons Middle School's student population of 408 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 26% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
408 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Philip Simmons Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,095 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Philip Simmons Middle School is 0.57, 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.
This School
State Level (SC)
#586 out of 1095 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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31%
39%
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48%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
12%
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Black
32%
32%
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White
57%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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0.57
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Philip Simmons Middle School's ranking?
Philip Simmons Middle School is ranked #586 out of 1,095 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in South Carolina.
What schools are Philip Simmons Middle School often compared to?
Philip Simmons Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Daniel Island School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
31% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 48% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).
How many students attend Philip Simmons Middle School?
408 students attend Philip Simmons Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
57% of Philip Simmons Middle School students are White, 32% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Philip Simmons Middle School?
Philip Simmons Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the South Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Philip Simmons Middle School offer ?
Philip Simmons Middle School offers enrollment in grades 5-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Philip Simmons Middle School part of?
Philip Simmons Middle School is part of Berkeley 01 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 408 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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