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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Southside Middle School

Florence, SC


Southside Middle School
200 East Howe Springs Road
Florence, SC  29505
Phone: 843-664-8467
Florence County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 4 out of 10 stars
4

Grades Served: 7-8
Enrollment: 816
Type: Regular School    
Southside Middle School

Southside Middle School


Metro Area Ranking

#7
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: Southside Middle School is ranked #7 of 10 of the best middle schools in Florence and surrounding areas (30th percentile). Cick the link to see all 10 middle schools.


State Ranking

#209
Statewide Middle School Ranking: Southside Middle School is ranked #209 out of 314 of the best middle schools in South Carolina (33rd percentile). Click the link to see all 314 middle schools.


Overall, Southside 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 Florence County, SC. Southside Middle School has an enrollment of approximately 816 students and serves grades 7-8. 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
7 549.7 31st 580.0
8 596.1 41st 613.4

English

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
7 549.7 31st 580.0
8 596.1 41st 613.4

Math

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
7 514.8 28th 548.2
8 567.9 45th 584.5

Math

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
7 514.8 28th 548.2
8 567.9 45th 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
7 1745.3 36th 1750.1
8 1847.9 48th 1850.3

Science

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
7 1745.3 36th 1750.1
8 1847.9 48th 1850.3

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
7 603.2 24th 627.4
8 627.8 47th 636.1

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
7 603.2 24th 627.4
8 627.8 47th 636.1


End-of-Course Tests

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 1 82.6 71.4
Algebra 1 79.3 69.4


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

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

 3% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 3% - 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 Southside Middle School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Southside 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
South Florence High School 4 0.2 miles Florence, SC Regular 9-12
Greenwood Elementary School 7 2.5 miles Florence, SC Regular K-6
Briggs Elementary School 5 3.0 miles Florence, SC Regular K-6
Dewey-Carter Elementary School 3 3.1 miles Effingham, SC Regular PK-6
Royall Elementary School 8 3.3 miles Florence, SC Regular K-6
Savannah Grove Elementary School 2 3.3 miles Effingham, SC Regular K-6
Delmae Elementary School 7 3.8 miles Florence, SC Regular K-4
West Florence High School 6 5.2 miles Florence, SC Regular 9-12
Carver Elementary School 7 5.2 miles Florence, SC Regular K-4
North Vista Elementary School 3 5.4 miles Florence, SC Regular PK-6
Williams Middle School 6 5.5 miles Florence, SC Regular 7-8
Theodore Lester Elementary School 2 6.2 miles Florence, SC Regular PK-6
Wilson High School 5 6.4 miles Florence, SC Regular 9-12
Lucy T. Davis Elementary School 7 7.0 miles Florence, SC Regular K-4
John W. Moore Middle School 7 7.0 miles Florence, SC Regular 5-6
Henry L. Sneed Middle School 5 7.1 miles Florence, SC Regular 7-8
Wallace Gregg Elementary School 2 7.4 miles Florence, SC Regular K-6
Henry Timrod Elementary School 5 7.7 miles Florence, SC Regular K-6
Timmonsville High School 1 9.4 miles Timmonsville, SC Regular 9-12
McLaurin Elementary School 6 10.3 miles Florence, SC Regular PK-4