140 Ivory Key Road
Saluda, SC 29138
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Saluda Middle School serves 531 students in grades 6-8.
Saluda 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower 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 31% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 531 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Saluda Middle School's student population of 531 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
531 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Saluda Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Saluda Middle School is 0.68, which is more 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
#841 out of 1149 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
42%
11%
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Black
24%
33%
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White
30%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

38% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 31% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend Saluda Middle School?

531 students attend Saluda Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

42% of Saluda Middle School students are Hispanic, 30% of students are White, 24% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Saluda Middle School?

Saluda Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Saluda Middle School offer ?

Saluda Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 531 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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