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Thomas C. Cario Middle

Principal: Sharon Randall

Phone:
843-856-4595
School Address:
3500 Thomas Cario Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
Serving Grades: 6-8
Student Enrollment: 1193

2017-2018 Overall Rating

Good
51 out of 100
School performance exceeds the criteria to ensure all students meet the Profile of the SC Graduate

Support Status: Standard

Academic Achievement

Questions about what your child should be learning in school?

NOTE: Additional Achievement results disaggregated across subgroups can be found in the Download Data section of this website as well as on the State Assessment Results pages.

Overall Student Performance

SC Ready English Language Arts and Mathematics

English Language Arts (Reading and Writing) - Percent Met or Exceeding

School 72.3%    (844 / 1167)
72.3%
District 46.9%    (10063 / 21459)
46.9%
State 41.7%    (142041 / 340478)
41.7%

Mathematics - Percent Met or Exceeding

School 69.9%    (816 / 1167)
69.9%
District 47.9%    (10281 / 21457)
47.9%
State 44.6%    (151716 / 340466)
44.6%


Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Prime instructional time 93.6 N/A

Academic Achievement

Details Student Performance across District and State

SC READY English Language Arts and Mathematics

English Language Arts (Reading and Writing)

Note: Results from alternate assessments were included in the calculations where available.


Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our School 0.4 7.5 19.8 34.9 37.4
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.2 25.1 27.8 25.3 21.6
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 0.3 26.4 31.6 25.3 16.4

Mathematics

Note: Results from alternate assessments were included in the calculations where available.



Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our School 0.3 9.7 20.1 25.5 44.4
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.3 27.5 24.3 21.2 26.7
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 0.3 27.0 28.1 22.1 22.4

School Level Details

SC READY Performance by Grade Level

English Language Arts (Reading and Writing)

Note: Results from alternate assessments were included in the calculations where available.


Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8
Our School Percent Met or Exceeding 74.8 75.0 68.6

Mathematics

Note: Results from alternate assessments were included in the calculations where available.


Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8
Our School Percent Met or Exceeding 73.9 72.1 65.0

Academic Achievement

Participation Rate by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Homeless 100.0 95.8 96.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Foster Data N/A 98.2 98.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Military Connected 100.0 100.0 98.8
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Migrant Data N/A 58.8 94.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Female 99.3 99.0 98.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Male 99.2 98.6 98.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 99.2 98.7 98.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 99.5 99.2 99.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 99.3 98.8 98.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled 98.8 98.4 97.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
English Learner 80.8 90.5 92.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 99.5 99.5 99.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Hispanic 91.2 93.7 95.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
American Indian 100.0 100.0 98.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander 97.5 96.5 95.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American 100.0 99.3 99.0
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 99.2 98.8 98.6

Preparing for Success

Questions about what your child should be learning in school?

This indicator displays the SC READY Science test results for elementary and middle school students and the End-of-Course Biology and U.S. History test results for high school students.

Overall Student Performance

SCPASS Science and Social Studies

Science - Percent Met or Exceeding

School 78.9%    (613 / 777)
78.9%
District 51.7%    (5393 / 10437)
51.7%
State 49.4%    (83307 / 168710)
49.4%



Preparing for Success

Details Student Performance across District and State

SCPASS Science and Social Studies

Science

Note: Results from alternate assessments were included in the calculations where available.


Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our School 0.4 8.2 12.5 29.3 49.5
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.4 27.2 20.7 24.3 27.3
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 0.5 25.8 24.4 26.9 22.5

School Level Details

SCPASS Performance by Grade Level

Science

Note: Results from alternate assessments were included in the calculations where available.


Grade 6Grade 8
Our School Percent Met or Exceeding 81.2 77.5

English Learners' Progress

English Learners - EL

The goal is that students who are learning the English language will become proficient in English within at least five years of their initial enrollment in public schools.

EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target

District 45.9%    (1307 / 2845)
45.9%
State 48.6%    (20202 / 41559)
48.6%

Percent of EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target Data N/A
Number of EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target Data N/A
Number of EL Students included in Accountability Calculation 15
Number of EL Students in EL Subgroup 26

Student Progress

Overall Percentage of Progress Points Earned 38.0%
38.0%

Student Progress Components - Percent of Progress Points Earned

All Students 30.3%
30.3%
Lowest Performing 20% of Students 45.8%
45.8%

Student Progress

Overall Percentage of Progress Points Earned by Subgroup

Our School
Economically Disadvantaged 50.90
Our School
Disabled 51.80
Our School
English Learner 50.70
Our School
Caucasian 30.30
Our School
Hispanic 54.70
Our School
Asian Pacific Islander 53.50
Our School
African American 50.00
Our School
ALL STUDENTS 38.00

State Goals

Federal law requires that each state report card include long-term goals and measurements of interim progress for all students and defined subgroups of students. This section reports the long-term goals and performance of all students statewide. Information on subgroup performance may be found in the "Download Data" section on the main page.

Baseline Targets Current Year
State Goals 2017 2020 2026 2035 2018
Percent scoring level 2 or above - English/ELA - All Students 74.2% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 72.4%
Percent scoring level 2 or above - Math - All Students 75.8% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 74.5%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - English/ELA - All Students 43.2% 47.7% 56.6% 70.0% 46.0%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - Math - All Students 46.0% 50.0% 58.0% 70.0% 50.0%
Percent of Students Graduating On-Time* (All Students) 82.6% 83.8% 86.3% 90.0% 81.0%
Percent of EL Students meeting 70% proficiency target 31.0% 37.4% 50.2% 70.0% 48.6%
*On-time graduation means graduation within four years of the initial enrollment in High School.

State Goals Defined As:

90% of Students at Level 2 or higher on following state assessments

70% of Students at Level 3 or higher on following state assessments

Level Elementary/Middle Schools English language arts
(ELA) and Math Based on SC READY Results
High School End-of-Course Assessment
in English language arts (English 1)
and Math (Algbra 1)
SC ALT*
Does Not Meet Expectations F Emerging
2 Approaches Expectations D Foundational
3 Meets Expectations C Increasing
Exceeds Expectations B Applied
A
*SC ALT - is an alternate assessment that is developed to meet the needs of students with significant disabilities who cannot particiapte in the regular assessment even with appropriate accommodations.

Student Engagement

Percentage of Students Scoring "Committed" on Student Engagement Survey 46.5%
46.5%

Domains of School Engagement

Cognitive 38.7%
38.7%
Behavioral 53.7%
53.7%
Emotional 47.1%
47.1%

Participation Rate

(Note: if fewer than 80% of the students participated in the survey, the "Total Percent Committed" was lowered prior to calculating a rating. For more information about the methodology, please see the EOC Accountability Manual.)
95.9%
95.9%

Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Percent of Students (7th and 8th grade) enrolled in high school credit courses 40 Down from 47
Percent of students served by gifted and talented program 51.5 N/A
Percent of students retained 0.2 No change
Principal's/Superintendent's/Director's years at school/district 5 Up from 4
Percent of classrooms with wireless access 100 Change from 91-100%
Percent of students served by 1:1 learning 100 11-20%
Chronic Absenteeism Rate 3.2 N/A
Percent of 8th Graders with Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) 99.7 N/A

Results of Teacher, Student, and Parent Opinion Surveys

Teachers Students Parents
Number of surveys returned 60 475 271
Percent satisfied with learning environment 98.4%
69.9%
87.0%
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment 96.6%
74.6%
82.2%
Percent satisfied with school-home relations 98.4%
79.4%
69.4%

Classroom Environment

Our School Change from Last Year
Total Number of Teachers 67.0 Down from 71.0
Percent of teachers with advanced degrees 50.7 Down from 53.5
Teacher attendance rate 94.5 N/A
Average teacher salary $51,396 Down from $51,676
Percent of teachers on continuing contract 80.6 Down from 91.5
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - current year 81.8 N/A
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - three year average 84.9 Down from 86.7
Percent of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks 0.0 No change
Prime instructional time 93.6 N/A
Student-teacher ratio in core subjects 26.3 to 1 Up from 24.3 to 1
Percent of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 8.7 N/A
Number of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 4 N/A
Percent of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 2.2 N/A
Number of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 1 N/A

ESSA regulations require states to post on their report cards information about teachers with emergency or provisional credentials. South Carolina does not award emergency or provisional credentials, thus that metric is not listed.


Student Safety

Evaluations By Parents Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“My child feels safe at school.” 85.6 271
“My child’s teachers and school staff prevent or stop bullying at school.” 63.6 271
Evaluations By Teachers Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“I feel safe at my school before and after hours.” 98.3 60
“The rules for behavior are enforced at my school.” 95.0 60

Unsafe Incident Information as reported in the 2017-2018 Incident Management System (IMS)

Number of Incidents
Have there been any incidents involving a firearm? No
Was a homicide committed at your school? No
Incidents of rape or attempted rape 0
Incidents of sexual assault (not rape) 0
Incidents of robbery w/ weapon 0
Incidents of robbery w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of robbery w/out weapon 0
Incidents of physical attack w/ weapon 0
Incidents of physical attack w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of physical attack w/out weapon 0
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/ weapon 0
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/out weapon 4
Incidents of possession of firearm or explosive 0
Other criminal offenses 0
NOTE: For additional information, visit the National Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) website here: https://ocrdata.ed.gov/

Financial Data

Note: Additional detailed finance data are available on the Financial Data page of this downloadable dataset.

School level Financial Information

Our School Change from Prev Year
Average teacher salary $51,396 Down from $51,676
Percent of expenditures for instruction N/AV N/A
Percent of expenditures for teacher salaries N/AV N/A
Average administrator salary N/AV N/A
Percent of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child, homeless or migrant) 17.6 No change