2600 Barhamville Road
Columbia, SC 29204
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
W. A. Perry Middle School serves 330 students in grades 6-8.
W. A. Perry 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 16% (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 21% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 330 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

W. A. Perry Middle School's student population of 330 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
330 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

W. A. Perry 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 W. A. Perry Middle School is 0.08, 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
#1110 out of 1149 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
2%
11%
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Black
96%
33%
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White
1%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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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 (14-15)
1%
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?

16% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 21% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend W. A. Perry Middle School?

330 students attend W. A. Perry Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

96% of W. A. Perry Middle School students are Black, 2% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of W. A. Perry Middle School?

W. A. Perry Middle School has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does W. A. Perry Middle School offer ?

W. A. Perry Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 330 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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