Explanation of Types of Public Schools in North Carolina

Note: All of the school types below are public schools, in that they are funded primarily through public tax dollars.

  • Regular School: a public school that students are assigned to attend because they live in the school's attendance area or attendance zone. Such schools are sometimes called “zoned schools,” “neighborhood schools” or “ZIP code schools,” and are normally only open for enrollment to students from a predetermined set of neighborhoods or ZIP codes. Regular schools are by far the most common type of school in the Charlotte area.
  • Charter School: a tuition-free, public school created on the basis of a license or “charter” made with the State Board of Education. Charter schools typically have greater freedom than traditional public schools in personnel policies, curriculum and teaching philosophy. In return, they must make a commitment to meet state standards of accountability. Charter schools are also normally open to students from counties and towns outside of where they are located. Enrollment decisions at charter schools are often lottery-based, with special consideration given to siblings of currently enrolled students.

Student Growth Index Explained

The Student Growth Index of a school is meant to measure how well the school has been growing student learning over time (i.e., years). North Carolina's public schools receive web-based reporting through the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS is meant to offer an objective way to measure student progress and the value schools add to students' educational attainment. EVAAS is a statistical analysis of North Carolina state assessment data, and the system provides NC schools with growth data to consider, in addition to achievement data.

If a school has a Student Growth Index of between -2.0 and 2.0, the school is deemed to have "met growth", (i.e., met its average projected growth target). A school with a Student Growth Index of less than -2.0 is considered to have "not met growth". Finally, a school with an index of greater than 2.0 is deemed to have "exceeded growth".

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Darlington Middle School

Darlington, SC


Darlington Middle School
150 Pinedale Drive
Darlington, SC  29532
Phone: 843-398-3389
Darlington County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 4 out of 10 stars
4

Grades Served: 6-8
Enrollment: 1,002
Type: Regular School    
Darlington Middle School

Darlington Middle School


Metro Area Ranking

#6
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: Darlington Middle School is ranked #6 of 10 of the best middle schools in Florence and surrounding areas (40th percentile). Cick the link to see all 10 middle schools.


State Ranking

#203
Statewide Middle School Ranking: Darlington Middle School is ranked #203 out of 314 of the best middle schools in South Carolina (35th percentile). Click the link to see all 314 middle schools.


Overall, Darlington Middle School is a 4-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Darlington County, SC. Darlington Middle School has an enrollment of approximately 1,002 students and serves grades 6-8. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.




South Carolina Standardized Tests

SC Ready Test Results

English

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
6 500.6 19th 544.0
7 552.7 35th 580.0
8 577.7 28th 613.4

English

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
6 500.6 19th 544.0
7 552.7 35th 580.0
8 577.7 28th 613.4

Math

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
6 492.1 25th 534.7
7 522.5 36th 548.2
8 551.8 28th 584.5

Math

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
6 492.1 25th 534.7
7 522.5 36th 548.2
8 551.8 28th 584.5


SC PASS Test Results (SC Palmetto Assessment of State Standards)

Science

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
6 1646.4 42nd 1650.4
7 1748.3 49th 1750.1
8 1848.5 50th 1850.3

Science

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
6 1646.4 42nd 1650.4
7 1748.3 49th 1750.1
8 1848.5 50th 1850.3

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
6 637.8 54th 642.5
7 615.5 40th 627.4
8 630.8 52nd 636.1

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
6 637.8 54th 642.5
7 615.5 40th 627.4
8 630.8 52nd 636.1


End-of-Course Tests

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 1 78.2 71.4
Algebra 1 72.0 69.4


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 78% - This School
 66% - State Median (all schools)
 78% - This School
 66% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 5% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 5% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)

Teacher Absentee Rate

 5% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 5% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)

SCPass data is based on the 2016-2017 school year from the South Carolina Department of Education. If you're looking for the school report card for Darlington Middle School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Darlington Middle School's school report card data for you to see on one page.


Rankings for schools were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Brockington Elementary School 5 3.1 miles Darlington, SC Regular 3-5
Brunson-Dargan Elementary School 3 3.2 miles Darlington, SC Regular 3-5
Darlington High School 3 3.4 miles Darlington, SC Regular 9-12
St Johns Elementary School 2 3.5 miles Darlington, SC Regular PK-5
Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology 10 3.9 miles Darlington, SC Regular 9-12
Henry L. Sneed Middle School 5 7.9 miles Florence, SC Regular 7-8
John W. Moore Middle School 7 8.0 miles Florence, SC Regular 5-6
Lucy T. Davis Elementary School 7 8.0 miles Florence, SC Regular K-4
Governor's School for Math and Science 10 8.8 miles Hartsville, SC Regular 11-12
Washington St Elementary School 3 8.9 miles Hartsville, SC Regular 1-3
Hartsville Middle School 4 9.5 miles Hartsville, SC Regular 6-8
Thornwell School for the Arts 2 9.6 miles Hartsville, SC Regular 1-5
West Florence High School 6 9.8 miles Florence, SC Regular 9-12
Carolina Elementary School 10 9.8 miles Hartsville, SC Regular 1-5
Hartsville High School 5 10.1 miles Hartsville, SC Regular 9-12
Carver Elementary School 7 10.2 miles Florence, SC Regular K-4
North Hartsville Elementary School 6 10.2 miles Hartsville, SC Regular 1-5
Delmae Elementary School 7 11.2 miles Florence, SC Regular K-4
Lamar High School 2 11.3 miles Lamar, SC Regular 9-12
Williams Middle School 6 11.4 miles Florence, SC Regular 7-8