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Laing Middle

Principal: James Whitehair Jr.

Phone:
843-849-2809
School Address:
2705 Bulrush Basket Lane Mounty Pleasant, SC 29466
Serving Grades: 6-8
Student Enrollment: 1051

2020-2021 Overall Rating


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

Note on missing data: On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education waived federal accountability requirements and granted flexibility in administering assessments due to COVID-19. The results displayed within this report card should not be compared to those of other years due to the testing limitations as a result of the pandemic. In addition, these results may be incomplete and may not be representative of the make-up of the State, district, or school population.

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.

Overall Student Performance

SC Ready English Language Arts and Mathematics

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

School 77.1%    (738 / 957)
77.1%
District 49.1%    (9792 / 19928)
49.1%
State 42.6%    (128425 / 301118)
42.6%

Mathematics - Percent Met or Exceeding

School 72.6%    (695 / 957)
72.6%
District 46.9%    (9375 / 20001)
46.9%
State 37.3%    (112523 / 301914)
37.3%


Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Prime instructional time 89.8 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.


Does Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our School 6.8 16.1 28.9 48.2
Does Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 26.8 24.1 22.8 26.4
Does Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 29.1 28.2 23.5 19.1

Mathematics

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



Does Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our School 9.7 17.7 21.1 51.5
Does Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 29.9 23.3 19.7 27.2
Does Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 34.7 28.1 19.6 17.7

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 77.2 79.8 74.8

Mathematics

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


Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8
Our School Percent Met or Exceeding 77.9 68.5 71.8

Academic Achievement

Participation Rate by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Homeless Data N/A 87.9 87.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Foster Data N/A 89.0 82.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Military Connected 60.0 86.0 85.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Migrant Data N/A 95.8 94.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Female 91.5 93.0 87.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Male 94.3 93.2 88.0
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 93.6 94.4 90.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 90.4 91.9 86.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 93.3 93.5 88.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled 90.2 90.4 86.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
English Learner 96.0 94.9 93.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 94.1 94.3 90.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Hispanic 82.6 93.6 91.0
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
American Indian 100.0 95.2 88.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander 97.1 94.3 90.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American 87.0 91.3 83.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 93.0 93.1 87.9

Note on missing data: On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education waived federal accountability requirements and granted flexibility in administering assessments due to COVID-19. The results displayed within this report card should not be compared to those of other years due to the testing limitations as a result of the pandemic. In addition, these results may be incomplete and may not be representative of the make-up of the State, district, or school population.

Preparing for Success

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Overall Student Performance

SCPASS Science

Science - Percent Met or Exceeding

School 73.9%    (212 / 287)
73.9%
District 48.2%    (3204 / 6642)
48.2%
State 43.3%    (43210 / 99859)
43.3%



Preparing for Success

Details Student Performance across District and State

SCPASS Science

Science

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


Does Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our School 15.3 10.8 19.2 54.7
Does Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 33.5 18.3 22.6 25.6
Does Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 34.6 22.1 23.8 19.5

School Level Details

SCPASS Performance by Grade Level

Science

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


Grade 6
Our School Percent Met or Exceeding 73.9

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

District 24.3%
24.3%
State 31.7%
31.7%

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 Assessed 5
Number of EL Students in EL Subgroup 25

Note on missing data: On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education waived federal accountability requirements and granted flexibility in administering assessments due to COVID-19. The results displayed within this report card should not be compared to those of other years due to the testing limitations as a result of the pandemic. In addition, these results may be incomplete and may not be representative of the make-up of the State, district, or school population.

Student Progress

No Data Available

Student Progress

Overall Percentage of Progress Points Earned by Subgroup

No Data Available

Note on missing data: On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education waived federal accountability requirements and granted flexibility in administering assessments due to COVID-19. The results displayed within this report card should not be compared to those of other years due to the testing limitations as a result of the pandemic. In addition, these results may be incomplete and may not be representative of the make-up of the State, district, or school population.

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 2021
Percent scoring level 2 or above - English/ELA - All Students 74.2% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% Data N/A
Percent scoring level 2 or above - Math - All Students 75.8% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% Data N/A
Percent scoring level 3 or above - English/ELA - All Students 43.2% 47.7% 56.6% 70.0% Data N/A
Percent scoring level 3 or above - Math - All Students 46.0% 50.0% 58.0% 70.0% Data N/A
Percent of Students Graduating On-Time* (All Students) 82.6% 83.8% 86.3% 90.0% Data N/A
Percent of EL Students meeting 70% proficiency target 31.0% 37.4% 50.2% 70.0% Data N/A
*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.

Note on missing data: On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education waived federal accountability requirements and granted flexibility in administering assessments due to COVID-19. The results displayed within this report card should not be compared to those of other years due to the testing limitations as a result of the pandemic. In addition, these results may be incomplete and may not be representative of the make-up of the State, district, or school population.

Student Engagement

Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Percent of Students (7th and 8th grade) enrolled in high school credit courses 66.0 Up from 61.1
Percent of students served by gifted and talented program 48.3 Down from 49.7
Percent of students retained 0.2 No change
Principal's/Superintendent's/Director's years at school/district 8 Up from 7
Percent of classrooms with wireless access 100 No change
Percent of students served by 1:1 learning 100 No change
Chronic Absenteeism Rate (Note: Data are from prior school year) 3.0 Down from 4.9
Percent of 8th Graders with Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) 100.0 No change

Results of Teacher, Student, and Parent Opinion Surveys

Teachers Students Parents
Number of surveys returned 55 366 352
Percent satisfied with learning environment 83.6%
82.4%
84.4%
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment 90.9%
82.3%
80.4%
Percent satisfied with school-home relations 98.2%
85.5%
64.4%

Classroom Environment

Our School Change from Last Year
Total Number of Teachers 67 Down from 69
Teacher attendance rate 92.4 N/A
Average teacher salary $53,526 Down from $53,720
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - current year 92.3 Up from 74.6
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - three year average 84.6 Up from 81.0
Percent of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks 0.0 No change
Prime instructional time 89.8 N/A
Student-teacher ratio in core subjects 21.9 to 1 N/A
Percent of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 18.2 Down from 18.8
Number of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 6 No change
Percent of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 3.0 Down from 3.1
Number of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 1 No change

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.” 89.7 352
“My child’s teachers and school staff prevent or stop bullying at school.” 56.0 352
Evaluations By Teachers Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“I feel safe at my school before and after hours.” 98.1 55
“The rules for behavior are enforced at my school.” 89.1 55

Unsafe Incident Information as reported in the 2020-2021 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 14
Incidents of possession of firearm or explosive 0
Students with in-school suspensions 82
Students with out of school suspensions 40
Students expelled 1
School related arrests and referrals to law enforcement 18
Incidents of bullying and harassment 12
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 $53,526 Down from $53,720
Percent of expenditures for instruction 66.0 Down from 67.6
Percent of expenditures for teacher salaries 64.2 Down from 65.4
Average administrator salary $101,145 Up from $99,838
Percent of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child, homeless or migrant) 19.9 Up from 17.8
Prior fiscal year State & Local Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $7,088 Up from 6484
Prior fiscal year Federal Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $398 Up from 369
Prior fiscal year State & Local Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $1,583 Up from 1569
Prior fiscal year Federal Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $297 Down from 345
Prior fiscal year Total State & Local Per Pupil Expenditure $8,671 Up from 8053
Prior fiscal year Total Federal Per Pupil Expenditure $695 Down from 714
Prior fiscal year Total Per Pupil Expenditure $9,366 Up from 8767