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Kennedy Middle School

Principal: Ryan Ashley

Phone:
803-641-2470
School Address:
274 E. Pine Log Road Aiken, SC 29803
Serving Grades: 6-8
Student Enrollment: 643

2022-2023 Overall Rating

Average
43 out of 100
School performance meets the criteria to ensure all students meet the Profile of the SC Graduate

Support Status: ATSI

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 53.5%    (320 / 598)
53.5%
District 50.4%    (4916 / 9758)
50.4%
State 53.9%    (184573 / 342443)
53.9%

Mathematics - Percent Met or Exceeding

School 26.3%    (157 / 598)
26.3%
District 33.7%    (3289 / 9758)
33.7%
State 40.9%    (139957 / 342443)
40.9%


Additional Information

Our School Change from Last Year
Prime instructional time 86.0 Up from 83.7

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 1.3 18.6 26.6 25.4 28.1
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.6 20.8 28.2 25.9 24.5
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 0.7 20.7 24.7 25.0 28.9

Mathematics

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



Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our School 1.3 39.3 33.1 14.5 11.7
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Our District 0.6 34.7 31.1 19.7 14.0
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 0.7 30.3 28.2 21.0 19.9

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 7Grade 8
Our School Percent Met or Exceeding 59.9 49.7

Mathematics

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


Grade 7Grade 8
Our School Percent Met or Exceeding 32.0 21.2

Academic Achievement

Participation Rate by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Homeless Data N/A 97.5 97.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Foster Data N/A 95.7 96.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Military Connected Data N/A 99.2 99.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Migrant Data N/A Data N/A 99.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Female 99.3 99.0 99.2
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Male 96.8 98.4 99.0
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 99.2 99.3 99.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 97.2 98.4 98.8
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 98.0 98.9 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled 97.5 97.5 98.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
English Learner 100.0 98.5 99.5
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 99.0 99.0 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Hispanic 97.3 98.5 99.3
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
American Indian Data N/A 97.8 98.4
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander Data N/A 99.5 99.6
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American 96.7 98.4 98.9
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 98.0 98.7 99.1

Preparing for Success

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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

District 39.1%    (1214 / 3108)
39.1%
State 45.1%    (50704 / 112478)
45.1%



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 District 0.9 37.3 22.7 23.1 15.9
Not TestedDoes Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 0.7 32.6 21.6 24.7 20.4

Multilingual Learners' Progress

Multilingual Learners - ML

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 ML Students who met progress toward proficiency target

School 67.4%    (29 / 43)
67.4%
District 59.1%    (1115 / 1888)
59.1%
State 53.3%    (34814 / 65316)
53.3%

Percent of ML Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 67.4
Number of ML Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 29
Number of ML Students Assessed 43
Number of ML Students in ML Subgroup 47

Student Progress

Overall Percentage of Progress Points Earned

School 30.1%    (11 / 35)
30.1%
District 47.6%    (17 / 35)
47.6%
State 51.2%    (18 / 35)
51.2%

Student Progress Components - Percent of Progress Points Earned

All Students

School 32.5%    (11 / 35)
32.5%
District 46.3%    (16 / 35)
46.3%
State 51.1%    (18 / 35)
51.1%

Lowest Performing 20% of Students

School 27.7%    (10 / 35)
27.7%
District 48.9%    (17 / 35)
48.9%
State 51.2%    (18 / 35)
51.2%

Percentage of students meeting Median Annual Targets (MATs), individual growth targets reflecting median historically observed gains for similar prior-year goals

Students meeting Median Annual Targets (MATs)

School 54.4%    (580 / 1066)
54.4%
District 54.2%    (8103 / 14943)
54.2%
State 55.8%    (294688 / 528459)
55.8%

Percentage of students meeting Added-Value Targets (AVTs), individual growth targets set to reflect progressive learning gains designed to move students toward proficiency

Students meeting Added

School 37.9%    (404 / 1066)
37.9%
District 37.1%    (5539 / 14943)
37.1%
State 39.8%    (210233 / 528459)
39.8%

Student Progress

Overall Percentage of Progress Points Earned by Subgroup

Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 35.70 51.80 56.50
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Economically Disadvantaged 30.40 44.00 48.50
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Not Disabled 33.50 46.90 52.20
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Disabled 23.20 43.00 44.60
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
English Learner 38.10 54.90 59.40
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Caucasian 30.00 46.30 51.50
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Hispanic 34.60 49.80 54.50
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
American Indian 32.30 45.10 50.40
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
Asian Pacific Islander 52.50 63.40 68.10
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
African American 34.00 44.50 48.80
Our SchoolOur DistrictStatewide
ALL STUDENTS 30.10 47.60 51.20

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 2023
Percent scoring level 2 or above - English/ELA - All Students 74.2% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 79.6%
Percent scoring level 2 or above - Math - All Students 75.8% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% 68.2%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - English/ELA - All Students 43.2% 47.7% 56.6% 70.0% 58.0%
Percent scoring level 3 or above - Math - All Students 46.0% 50.0% 58.0% 70.0% 41.8%
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% 53.3%
*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 43.8 Up from 30.5
Percent of students served by gifted and talented program 18.9 Up from 17.9
Percent of students retained 0.2 No change
Principal's/Superintendent's/Director's years at school/district 4 Up from 3
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) 28.8 Up from 19.4
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 37 609 104
Percent satisfied with learning environment 97.3%
81.3%
87.2%
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment 97.2%
80.8%
85.2%
Percent satisfied with school-home relations 100.0%
92.9%
85.5%

Classroom Environment

Our School Change from Last Year
Total Number of Teachers 32 Down from 33
Percent of teachers with advanced degrees 56.3 Up from 45.9
Teacher attendance rate 93.4 Up from 91.0
Average teacher salary $56,228 Up from $53,271
Percent of teachers on continuing contract 100.0 Up from 97.0
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - current year 69.0 Up from 65.7
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - three year average 75.1 Up from 74.9
Percent of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks 9.4 Up from 0.0
Prime instructional time 86.0 Up from 83.7
Student-teacher ratio in core subjects 29.2 to 1 Down from 35.2 to 1
Percent of inexperienced teachers 13.5 Down from 33.3
Number of inexperienced teachers 5 Down from 11
Percent of out-of-field teachers 29.7 Up from 9.1
Number of out-of-field teachers 11 Up from 3
Percent of inexperienced school leaders 0.0 Down from 33.3
Number of inexperienced school leaders 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.” 90.0 104
“My child’s teachers and school staff prevent or stop bullying at school.” 76.8 104
Evaluations By Teachers Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“I feel safe at my school before and after hours.” 97.2 37
“The rules for behavior are enforced at my school.” 89.2 37

Unsafe Incident Information as reported in the 2022-2023 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 3
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 0
Incidents of possession of firearm or explosive 0
Students with in-school suspensions 226
Students with out of school suspensions 155
Students expelled 6
School related arrests and referrals to law enforcement 1
Incidents of bullying and harassment 14
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 $56,228 Up from $53,271
Percent of expenditures for instruction 62.5 Down from 68.3
Percent of expenditures for teacher salaries 55.4 Down from 62.3
Average administrator salary $92,886 Up from $89,524
Percent of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child, homeless or migrant) 60.7 Down from 61.1
Prior fiscal year State & Local Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $7,456 Down from 7463
Prior fiscal year Federal Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $802 Down from 997
Prior fiscal year State & Local Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $862 Up from 749
Prior fiscal year Federal Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $432 Down from 818
Prior fiscal year Total State & Local Per Pupil Expenditure $8,319 Up from 8211
Prior fiscal year Total Federal Per Pupil Expenditure $1,234 Down from 1815
Prior fiscal year Total Per Pupil Expenditure $9,553 Down from 10027