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South Middle School

Principal: Brent Chavous

Phone:
803-283-8416
School Address:
1551 Billings Drive Lancaster, SC 29720
Serving Grades: 6-8
Student Enrollment: 600

2021-2022 Overall Rating

Below Average
31 out of 100
School performance is in jeopardy of not meeting 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.

Overall Student Performance

SC Ready English Language Arts and Mathematics

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

School 22.6%    (126 / 557)
22.6%
District 47.9%    (3132 / 6537)
47.9%
State 46.6%    (160707 / 344866)
46.6%

Mathematics - Percent Met or Exceeding

School 12.0%    (67 / 557)
12.0%
District 45.5%    (2977 / 6537)
45.5%
State 38.9%    (134048 / 344866)
38.9%


Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Prime instructional time 87.4 No change

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 2.2 46.0 29.3 15.1 7.5
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.9 26.3 24.8 24.0 23.9
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 1.0 25.4 27.0 24.7 21.9

Mathematics

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



Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our School 2.2 60.5 25.3 8.1 3.9
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.9 28.0 25.6 20.9 24.6
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 1.0 32.1 28.1 19.6 19.3

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 18.1 22.4 27.8

Mathematics

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


Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8
Our School Percent Met or Exceeding 10.5 16.6 10.5

Academic Achievement

Participation Rate by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Homeless Data N/A 81.3 95.8
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Foster Data N/A 79.1 93.1
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Military Connected Data N/A 96.3 97.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Migrant Data N/A Data N/A 99.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Female 97.2 98.0 98.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Male 97.7 97.3 98.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 100.0 97.9 98.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 97.0 97.4 98.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 97.5 97.9 98.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled 97.4 96.2 97.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
English Learner 100.0 96.7 98.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 97.1 97.9 98.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Hispanic 97.5 96.1 98.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
American Indian Data N/A 94.1 97.7
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander Data N/A 97.5 98.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American 97.7 97.8 98.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 97.5 97.6 98.5

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

Science - Percent Met or Exceeding

School 18.4%    (32 / 174)
18.4%
District 47.2%    (1007 / 2134)
47.2%
State 46.0%    (51887 / 112768)
46.0%



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.


Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our School 1.1 62.1 18.4 11.5 6.9
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 1.0 31.7 20.1 24.4 22.8
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 1.0 33.0 20.0 22.9 23.2

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 18.6

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 38.6%    (32 / 83)
38.6%
District 54.3%    (578 / 1065)
54.3%
State 54.3%    (33790 / 62238)
54.3%

Percent of EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 38.6
Number of EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 32
Number of EL Students included in Accountability Calculation 83
Number of EL Students in EL Subgroup 88

Student Progress

Overall Percentage of Progress Points Earned

School 38.7%    (14 / 35)
38.7%
District 48.9%    (18 / 35)
48.9%
State 51.1%    (19 / 35)
51.1%

Student Progress Components - Percent of Progress Points Earned

All Students

School 32.2%    (11 / 35)
32.2%
District 50.4%    (19 / 35)
50.4%
State 51.0%    (19 / 35)
51.0%

Lowest Performing 20% of Students

School 45.3%    (16 / 35)
45.3%
District 47.5%    (17 / 35)
47.5%
State 51.1%    (19 / 35)
51.1%

Student Progress

Overall Percentage of Progress Points Earned by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 35.90 54.20 55.30
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 31.40 47.90 48.80
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 30.70 52.80 52.90
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled 39.50 38.90 40.10
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
English Learner 41.40 55.10 57.60
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 29.10 49.70 50.20
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Hispanic 38.60 53.00 53.30
Our DistrictStatewide
American Indian 45.10 47.30
Our DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander 82.50 75.00
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American 31.10 48.60 49.80
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 38.70 48.90 51.10

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 2022
Percent scoring level 2 or above - English/ELA - All Students 74.2% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 74.8%
Percent scoring level 2 or above - Math - All Students 75.8% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 67.7%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - English/ELA - All Students 43.2% 47.7% 56.6% 70.0% 50.9%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - Math - All Students 46.0% 50.0% 58.0% 70.0% 41.3%
Percent of Students Graduating On-Time* (All Students) 82.6% 83.8% 86.3% 90.0% 83.8%
Percent of EL Students meeting 70% proficiency target 31.0% 37.4% 50.2% 70.0% 54.3%
*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

Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Percent of Students (7th and 8th grade) enrolled in high school credit courses 31.0 N/A
Percent of students served by gifted and talented program 7.9 Down from 12.4
Percent of students retained 0.0 Down from 0.5
Principal's/Superintendent's/Director's years at school/district 1 Down from N/AV
Percent of classrooms with wireless access 100 N/A
Percent of students served by 1:1 learning 100 N/A
Chronic Absenteeism Rate (Note: Data are from prior school year) 19.3 Up from 9.7
Percent of 8th Graders with Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) 99.1 Up from 99.0

Results of Teacher, Student, and Parent Opinion Surveys

Teachers Students Parents
Number of surveys returned 37 235 2
Percent satisfied with learning environment 75.7%
74.6%
50.0%
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment 56.8%
72.8%
50.0%
Percent satisfied with school-home relations Data N/A
87.3%
50.0%

Classroom Environment

Our School Change from Last Year
Total Number of Teachers 40 Down from 44
Percent of teachers with advanced degrees 70.3 Up from 61.1
Teacher attendance rate 95.3 Up from 94.1
Average teacher salary $52,762 Up from $52,144
Percent of teachers on continuing contract 100.0 No change
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - current year 78.6 Up from 73
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - three year average 75.3 Up from 74.3
Percent of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks 5.0 N/A
Prime instructional time 87.4 No change
Student-teacher ratio in core subjects 25.0 to 1 N/A
Percent of inexperienced teachers 31.8 N/A
Number of inexperienced teachers 14 N/A
Percent of out-of-field teachers 18.2 N/A
Number of out-of-field teachers 8 N/A
Percent of inexperienced school leaders 50.0 N/A
Number of inexperienced school leaders 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.” 50.0 2
“My child’s teachers and school staff prevent or stop bullying at school.” Data N/A 2
Evaluations By Teachers Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“I feel safe at my school before and after hours.” 64.9 37
“The rules for behavior are enforced at my school.” 83.8 37

Unsafe Incident Information as reported in the 2021-2022 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 9
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 9
Incidents of possession of firearm or explosive 0
Students with in-school suspensions 204
Students with out of school suspensions 179
Students expelled 3
School related arrests and referrals to law enforcement 0
Incidents of bullying and harassment 25
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 $52,762 Up from $52,144
Percent of expenditures for instruction 71.7 Down from 73.6
Percent of expenditures for teacher salaries 65.5 Up from 64.4
Average administrator salary $96,272 Up from $84,694
Percent of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child, homeless or migrant) 82.0 Down from 85.0
Prior fiscal year State & Local Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $7,694 Up from 7082
Prior fiscal year Federal Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $895 Up from 565
Prior fiscal year State & Local Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $1,109 Down from 1275
Prior fiscal year Federal Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $402 Up from 119
Prior fiscal year Total State & Local Per Pupil Expenditure $8,803 Up from 8358
Prior fiscal year Total Federal Per Pupil Expenditure $1,298 Up from 685
Prior fiscal year Total Per Pupil Expenditure $10,101 Up from 9042