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Hand Middle School

Principal: Dr. Patrice T. Green

Phone:
803-343-2947
School Address:
2600 Wheat Street Columbia, SC 29205
Serving Grades: 6-8
Student Enrollment: 846

2018-2019 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

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NOTE: Additional Achievement results disaggregated across subgroups can be found in the Download Data section of this website.

Overall Student Performance

SC Ready English Language Arts and Mathematics

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

School 49.2%    (385 / 782)
49.2%
District 38.9%    (4016 / 10319)
38.9%
State 45.4%    (159686 / 351481)
45.4%

Mathematics - Percent Met or Exceeding

School 40.3%    (315 / 782)
40.3%
District 32.9%    (3391 / 10319)
32.9%
State 45.1%    (158655 / 351479)
45.1%


Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Prime instructional time 90.1 Down from 90.8

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 0.0 24.3 26.5 26.1 23.1
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.3 31.8 29.0 22.1 16.8
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 0.3 26.5 27.8 25.6 19.8

Mathematics

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



Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our School 0.0 34.5 25.2 15.1 25.2
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.2 38.6 28.3 16.9 16.0
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 0.3 26.6 28.0 22.5 22.7

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 47.4 51.6 48.7

Mathematics

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


Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8
Our School Percent Met or Exceeding 42.2 35.0 43.3

Academic Achievement

Participation Rate by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Homeless 100.0 95.7 97.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Foster 100.0 96.6 98.0
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Military Connected 100.0 100.0 98.8
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Migrant Data N/A Data N/A 99.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Female 100.0 99.0 99.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Male 100.0 98.9 98.8
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 100.0 98.8 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 100.0 99.3 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 100.0 99.2 99.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled 100.0 98.0 98.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
English Learner 100.0 98.7 99.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 100.0 99.1 99.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Hispanic 100.0 98.3 99.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
American Indian 100.0 100.0 98.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander 100.0 99.0 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American 100.0 99.0 98.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 100.0 99.0 99.0

Preparing for Success

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Overall Student Performance

SCPASS Science and Social Studies

Science - Percent Met or Exceeding

School 51.1%    (270 / 528)
51.1%
District 39.5%    (2024 / 5127)
39.5%
State 49.1%    (86817 / 176695)
49.1%



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 0.0 29.7 19.1 22.2 29.0
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.2 37.7 22.6 21.5 18.0
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 0.3 28.2 22.3 26.0 23.1

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 53.0 49.5

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.

Percent of EL Students who met progress toward proficiency target

School 45.2%
45.2%
District 58.2%
58.2%
State 49.8%
49.8%

Percent of EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 45.2
Number of EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 14
Number of EL Students Assessed 31
Number of EL Students in EL Subgroup 52

Student Progress

Overall Percentage of Progress Points Earned 50.4%
50.4%

Student Progress Components - Percent of Progress Points Earned

All Students 57.4%
57.4%
Lowest Performing 20% of Students 43.4%
43.4%

Student Progress

Overall Percentage of Progress Points Earned by Subgroup

Our School
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 66.90
Our School
Economically Disadvantaged 50.50
Our School
Not Disabled 60.90
Our School
Disabled 34.70
Our School
English Learner 66.80
Our School
Caucasian 67.90
Our School
Hispanic 66.00
Our School
Asian Pacific Islander 85.40
Our School
African American 47.60
Our School
ALL STUDENTS 50.40

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 60.1%
60.1%

Domains of School Engagement

Cognitive 56.6%
56.6%
Behavioral 64.5%
64.5%
Emotional 59.3%
59.3%

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.)
100.0%
100.0%

Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Percent of Students (7th and 8th grade) enrolled in high school credit courses 23 No change
Percent of students served by gifted and talented program 35.7 Down from 40.7
Percent of students retained 0.1 No change
Principal's/Superintendent's/Director's years at school/district 1 No change
Percent of classrooms with wireless access 90 Change from 100
Percent of students served by 1:1 learning 100 No change
Chronic Absenteeism Rate 12.7 Down from 14.3
Percent of 8th Graders with Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) 98.3 Down from 99.7

Results of Teacher, Student, and Parent Opinion Surveys

Teachers Students Parents
Number of surveys returned 72 329 84
Percent satisfied with learning environment 50.0%
53.2%
75.0%
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment 55.6%
54.8%
61.3%
Percent satisfied with school-home relations 70.8%
73.8%
61.5%

Classroom Environment

Our School Change from Last Year
Total Number of Teachers 63.0 Down from 64.0
Percent of teachers with advanced degrees 61.9 Up from 57.8
Teacher attendance rate 95.4 Down from 95.9
Average teacher salary $48,736 Up from $47,463
Percent of teachers on continuing contract 55.6 Down from 62.5
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - current year 62.1 Down from 66.1
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - three year average 66.3 Down from 73.7
Percent of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks 6.3 Up from 1.6
Prime instructional time 90.1 Down from 90.8
Student-teacher ratio in core subjects 8.8 to 1 Down from 20.0 to 1
Percent of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 26.7 Down from 40.5
Number of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 8 Down from 17
Percent of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 6.7 Up from 2.4
Number of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 2 Up 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.” 62.9 84
“My child’s teachers and school staff prevent or stop bullying at school.” 48.1 84
Evaluations By Teachers Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“I feel safe at my school before and after hours.” 79.1 72
“The rules for behavior are enforced at my school.” 40.3 72

Unsafe Incident Information as reported in the 2018-2019 Incident Management System (IMS)

Number of Incidents
Have there been any incidents involving a firearm? Yes
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 1
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 20
Incidents of possession of firearm or explosive 1
Students with in-school suspensions 168
Students with out of school suspensions 193
Students expelled 0
School related arrests and referrals to law enforcement 1
Incidents of bullying and harassment 13
NOTE: For additional information, visit the National Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) website here: https://ocrdata.ed.gov/

Financial Data

School level Financial Information

Our School Change from Prev Year
Average teacher salary $48,736 Up from $47,463
Percent of expenditures for instruction N/AV N/A
Percent of expenditures for teacher salaries N/AV N/A
Average administrator salary $93,459 Up from $92,797
Percent of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child, homeless or migrant) 60.4 Up from 56.4
Prior fiscal year State & Local Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $10,115 N/A
Prior fiscal year Federal Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $216 N/A
Prior fiscal year State & Local Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $2,030 N/A
Prior fiscal year Federal Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $437 N/A
Prior fiscal year Total State & Local Per Pupil Expenditure $12,145 N/A
Prior fiscal year Total Federal Per Pupil Expenditure $653 N/A
Prior fiscal year Total Per Pupil Expenditure $12,798 N/A