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Philip Simmons High School

Principal: Dr. Anthony S. Dixon

Phone:
843-471-2960
School Address:
3080 River Village Drive Charleston, SC 29492
Serving Grades: 9-11
Student Enrollment: 390

2018-2019 Overall Rating

Not Rated
0 out of 0
School performance is not yet rated based on 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?

This indicator displays the SC READY ELA and Math test results for elementary and middle school students and the End-of-Course English II and Algebra I test results for high school students.

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

End-of-Course Assessment Results in English 1 and Algebra 1

English - Scoring C or Higher

School %
%
District 58.8%    (1423 / 2419)
58.8%
State 56.3%    (32823 / 58287)
56.3%

Algebra - Scoring C or Higher

School %
%
District 58.0%    (1404 / 2419)
58.0%
State 54.9%    (31973 / 58189)
54.9%


Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Prime instructional time 90.7 Up from 89.1

Academic Achievement

Details Student Performance across District and State

End-of-Course Assessment Results in English 1 and Algebra 1

English


FDCBA
Our School 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
FDCBA
Our District 23.5 17.7 24.4 19.8 14.6
FDCBA
Statewide 28.1 15.6 21.9 17.8 16.7

Algebra


FDCBA
Our School 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
FDCBA
Our District 24.3 17.7 23.3 15.7 19.0
FDCBA
Statewide 28.0 17.1 19.1 14.0 21.9

Academic Achievement

Participation Rate by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Homeless 100.0 94.5 97.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Foster Data N/A 98.7 98.0
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Military Connected Data N/A 99.4 98.8
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Migrant Data N/A Data N/A 99.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Female 100.0 99.5 99.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Male 100.0 99.3 98.8
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 100.0 99.4 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 100.0 99.7 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 100.0 99.5 99.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled 100.0 98.7 98.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
English Learner 100.0 99.5 99.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 100.0 99.3 99.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Hispanic 100.0 99.4 99.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
American Indian Data N/A 98.7 98.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander 100.0 99.6 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American 100.0 99.6 98.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 100.0 99.4 99.0

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

End-of-Course Assessment Results in Biology and US History and the Constitution

Biology - Scoring C or Higher

School 100.0%    (1 / 1)
100.0%
District 62.0%    (1522 / 2456)
62.0%
State 54.4%    (32142 / 59117)
54.4%

US History and the Constitution - Scoring C or Higher

School 45.2%    (33 / 73)
45.2%
District 47.5%    (1056 / 2224)
47.5%
State 47.7%    (23609 / 49528)
47.7%



Additional Information

High School Civics Exam

  School
  % N
Percentage of students enrolled in a US Government course who score at or above the designated passing score on the civics test N/A0

Preparing for Success

Details Student Performance across District and State

End-of-Course Assessment

Biology

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


FDCBA
Our School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0
FDCBA
Our District 25.2 12.9 17.2 15.1 29.6
FDCBA
Statewide 33.1 12.5 13.5 12.1 28.7

US History and the Constitution


FDCBA
Our School 30.1 24.7 20.5 13.7 11.0
FDCBA
Our District 31.5 21.0 18.4 15.1 14.0
FDCBA
Statewide 32.4 19.9 17.8 15.2 14.7

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 52.8%    (1232 / 2333)
52.8%
State 49.8%    (20773 / 41701)
49.8%

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 10
Number of EL Students in EL Subgroup 13

Graduation Rate

On-Time Graduation Rate

School 0.0%    (0 / 1)
0.0%
District 82.6%    (2081 / 2518)
82.6%
State 81.1%    (48720 / 60110)
81.1%

School Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate

2016 2017 2018 2019
School Data N/A Data N/A Data N/A 0.0
District 81.7 83.5 83.8 82.6
State 82.6 84.6 81.0 81.1

Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Annual Dropout Rate 0.3 Up from 0.0
Dropout Recovery Rate 0.0 N/A

High School Student Success

High School Student Success Measure


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HDS
ALL STUDENTS 0.0 82.6 81.1
DS
African American 85.3 76.4
DS
Asian Pacific Islander 89.5 92.3
DS
American Indian 70.6 70.9
DS
Hispanic 76.2 79.5
HDS
Caucasian Data N/A 81.9 84.2
DS
English Learner 73.5 79.3
DS
Disabled 57.5 54.4
HDS
Not Disabled Data N/A 86.3 85.1
DS
Economically Disadvantaged 85.0 84.3
HDS
NonEconomically Disadvantaged Data N/A 94.7 95.7
HDS
Male Data N/A 77.4 75.3
DS
Female 87.9 87.4
S
Migrant 69.2
DS
Foster 47.8 51.9
DS
Homeless 61.0 67.0

College and Career Readiness

Note: The new CCR results (as of 2020) cannot be compared to that of previous years because the cohort of students measured has changed from graduates to all students in the four year on-time graduation cohort (graduates and non graduates).


No Current Records for School(s) Available.




Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Number of seniors who have completed FAFSA forms N/AV N/A
Percent of seniors completing college applications 0.0 N/A
Percent of seniors eligible for LIFE scholarship N/AV N/A
Percent of seniors eligible for Palmetto Fellows scholarship N/AV N/A
College Enrollment: Percentage of graduates from the prior year’s four-year graduation cohort who were enrolled in an in-state or out-of-state two- or four-year college in the Fall immediately following their on-time graduation year. N/AV N/A

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Number
Students enrolled in CTE courses 227
CTE completers 6
Total students earning national or state credential 25
Industry Credentials earned by Career Cluster
(A student may have earned multiple credentials)
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources 0
Architecture & Construction 0
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications 0
Business Management & Administration 0
Education & Training 0
Finance 0
Government & Public Administration Data N/A
Health Science 7
Hospitality & Tourism 0
Human Services 0
Information Technology 0
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security 0
Manufacturing 6
Marketing 0
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 0
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics 0
Other * 16

College and Career Readiness Details


The ACT

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students During the 2018-2019 School Year

Average ACT Score Achieved by Students During the 2018-2019 School Year


CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
D 17.90 16.90 18.60 17.40 18.20
CompositeEnglishReadingMathematicsScience
S 18.60 17.50 19.00 18.50 18.70


Writing
D 5.30
Writing
S 5.70

Career Readiness Assessment


Percent of Students Earning Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze Ready to Work (R2W) Certificate


Students who received a bronze CertificateStudents who received a silver CertificateStudents who received a gold CertificateStudents who received a platinum Certificate
Our School 20.5 55.4 7.2 2.4
Students who received a bronze CertificateStudents who received a silver CertificateStudents who received a gold CertificateStudents who received a platinum Certificate
Our District 19.7 51.5 9.8 2.1
Students who received a bronze CertificateStudents who received a silver CertificateStudents who received a gold CertificateStudents who received a platinum Certificate
Statewide 19.7 50.5 10.2 3.0


Percent and Number of Students Taking Career Readiness Assessment and Earning Ready to Work (R2W) Certificate


  Total number of students who tested on all three tests. Students who did NOT receive a Certificate Students who DID receive a Certificate Students who received a bronze Certificate Students who received a silver Certificate Students who received a gold Certificate Students who received a platinum Certificate
N % N % N % N % N % N % N
Our School 83 14.5% 12 85.5% 71 20.5% 17 55.4% 46 7.2% 6 2.4% 2
Our District 2130 16.8% 358 83.2% 1772 19.7% 420 51.5% 1098 9.8% 209 2.1% 45
Statewide 51248 16.7% 8538 83.3% 42710 19.7% 10074 50.5% 25864 10.2% 5243 3.0% 1529

Level score requirements for each certificate level


Certificate Level Level Score Requirements Certificate levels correspond to the skill requirements of profiled jobs in the ACT JobPro® database
Platinum Minimum score of 6 on each of the three core subtests* Indicates the skills required for approximately 99% of profiled jobs
Gold Minimum score of 5 on each of the three core subtests* Indicates the skills required for at least 93% of profiled jobs
Silver Minimum score of 4 on each of the three core subtests* Indicates the skills required for at least 69% of profiled jobs
Bronze Minimum score of 3 on each of the three core subtests* Indicates the skills required for at least 17% of profiled jobs
*The three core Career Readiness subtests are: Applied Mathematics,Reading for Information, and Locating Information.

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate ®(IB)

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) are rigorous programs dedicated to educational excellence. AP and IB courses provide a challenging educational program that prepares students for selective universities and colleges. AP exams are scored on a scale of 1-5; IB exams are scored on a scale of 1-7.

Advanced Placement (AP) International Baccalaureate ®(IB)
Percent of Exams with Passing Scores (AP: 3 OR higher/IB: 4 or higher) 65.1% Data N/A
Number of Students Taking Exam 91 Data N/A
Number of Exams Administered 109 Data N/A

Dual Enrollment

This measure provides the percentage of students (11th and 12th grade students) enrolled in dual credit / dual enrollment classes during the school year who obtain a grade that provides college credit (grade of C or better).

Number of students enrolled in Dual Enrollment Courses Data N/A
Percent of students enrolled in Dual Enrollment Courses Data N/A
Percent of 11th/12th grade students who completed six hours of dual enrollment course work with a grade of C or higher Data N/A

The SAT

The SAT is a standardized test often used in the college admissions process. Its' aim is to assess the student's readiness for college. The current test consists of two 800 point sections testing Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Mathematics. The highest composite score on the SAT is 1600. Most students take the test, which is offered several times per year, during their junior or senior year of high school. The district and state averages are included for comparison. State averages for SAT data are based on regular public schools and do not include private schools in the state.

Percent of Students Tested Average Evidence-Based
Reading and Writing Score
Average Math
Score
Average Composite
Score
Our District 43.8 516 482 999
Statewide 57.2 521 500 1021
The highest composite score on the SAT is 1600. For each of the two sections of the test, the highest score is 800.

Note: The new SAT data (as of 2017) cannot be compared to that of previous years because the redesigned SAT is a different assessment using a different scale.


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 2019
Percent scoring level 2 or above - English/ELA - All Students 74.2% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 73.2%
Percent scoring level 2 or above - Math - All Students 75.8% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 73.3%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - English/ELA - All Students 43.2% 47.7% 56.6% 70.0% 49.5%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - Math - All Students 46.0% 50.0% 58.0% 70.0% 48.9%
Percent of Students Graduating On-Time* (All Students) 82.6% 83.8% 86.3% 90.0% 81.1%
Percent of EL Students meeting 70% proficiency target 31.0% 37.4% 50.2% 70.0% 49.8%
*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 56.4%
56.4%

Domains of School Engagement

Cognitive 55.0%
55.0%
Behavioral 54.7%
54.7%
Emotional 59.6%
59.6%

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.)
98.4%
98.4%

Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Percent of students served by gifted and talented program 40.5 Up from 0.0
Percent of students retained 0.0 No change
Principal's/Superintendent's/Director's years at school/district 1 Down from 2
Percent of classrooms with wireless access 100 No change
Percent of students served by 1:1 learning 100 No change
Chronic Absenteeism Rate 16.9 N/A

Results of Teacher, Student, and Parent Opinion Surveys

Teachers Students Parents
Number of surveys returned 34 84 21
Percent satisfied with learning environment 73.5%
76.2%
95.2%
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment 79.4%
77.4%
100.0%
Percent satisfied with school-home relations 88.3%
82.2%
85.7%

Classroom Environment

Our School Change from Last Year
Total Number of Teachers 32.0 Up from 22.0
Percent of teachers with advanced degrees 46.9 Down from 54.5
Teacher attendance rate 96.1 Up from 95.7
Average teacher salary $46,183 Up from $45,762
Percent of teachers on continuing contract 59.4 Down from 72.7
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - current year 81.0 N/A
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - three year average N/AV N/A
Percent of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks 0.0 No change
Prime instructional time 90.7 Up from 89.1
Student-teacher ratio in core subjects 21.3 to 1 Down from 23.0 to 1
Percent of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 7.1 Down from 33.3
Number of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 1 Down from 4
Percent of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 0.0 Down from 8.3
Number of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 0 Down from 1

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.” 90.5 21
“My child’s teachers and school staff prevent or stop bullying at school.” 81.0 21
Evaluations By Teachers Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“I feel safe at my school before and after hours.” 100.0 34
“The rules for behavior are enforced at my school.” 61.8 34

Unsafe Incident Information as reported in the 2018-2019 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 2
Incidents of possession of firearm or explosive 0
Students with in-school suspensions 105
Students with out of school suspensions 40
Students expelled 0
School related arrests and referrals to law enforcement 0
Incidents of bullying and harassment 10
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 $46,183 Up from $45,762
Percent of expenditures for instruction N/AV N/A
Percent of expenditures for teacher salaries N/AV N/A
Average administrator salary $89,935 Up from $84,370
Percent of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child, homeless or migrant) 38.5 Down from 44.4
Prior fiscal year State & Local Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $13,060 N/A
Prior fiscal year Federal Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $522 N/A
Prior fiscal year State & Local Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $2,108 N/A
Prior fiscal year Federal Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $118 N/A
Prior fiscal year Total State & Local Per Pupil Expenditure $15,168 N/A
Prior fiscal year Total Federal Per Pupil Expenditure $641 N/A
Prior fiscal year Total Per Pupil Expenditure $15,809 N/A