582 Meadowfield Road
Gaston, SC 29053
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Sandhills Middle School serves 499 students in grades 7-8.
Sandhills 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 9% (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 18% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 499 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Sandhills Middle School's student population of 499 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 28% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
499 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Sandhills 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 Sandhills Middle School is 0.62, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1131 out of 1149 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
21%
11%
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Black
19%
33%
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White
55%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
7%
6%
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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?

9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 18% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend Sandhills Middle School?

499 students attend Sandhills Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

55% of Sandhills Middle School students are White, 21% of students are Hispanic, 19% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.

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

Sandhills Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Sandhills Middle School offer ?

Sandhills Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8 (offers virtual instruction).

School Reviews

3   7/21/2020
I was a student there last year and I have to say it's probably the most decent school in Lexington 4 but still kinda ghetto though.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - J
4   11/2/2018
I'm a student here. It is a good school. Just when you get a referral, they dramatize it a lot.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Jacob
5   5/11/2018
it a great school
- Posted by Student/Alumni - sandhill middle school
2   3/10/2018
I am a current student at SMS and I don't like it. Half the teachers do there job and help us learn the other half tell us to watch videos from other teachers to learn from that. I know some of my friends are very unhappy here.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - heath

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 499 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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