Camden Middle School

416 Laurens St, Camden, SC 29020
(803) 425-8975
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 787 students 13 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2013-2014 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Kershaw 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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74%
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74%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2013-2014 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Kershaw 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
73%
67%
68%
74%
70%
67%
72%
69%
80%
81%
70%
81%
81%
72%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2013-2014 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Kershaw 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Camden Middle School is a public middle school in Rembert. The principal of Camden Middle School is Jefferson Jordan, who can be contacted at jordanj@kcsd.k12.sc.us. 787 students attend Camden Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 59% of the 787 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Camden Middle School is 13:1. Camden Military Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 49% 65%
Black, non-Hispanic 44% 28%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Kind of a boring school I would love to transfer to a different school but it is an okay school. Lots of fights.!

  • (9 years ago)

    Camden Middle School in my opinion is one of the finest in the district. It has an extradinary after school program along with outstading extra cirrcular activities. I have 3 children attending Camden Middle School and they tell me all the time how much they admire Mr. Jordan and his friendly outgoing attitude towards the students. I'm a proud parent of Camden Middle School and I encourage to anybody who's looking for a school to send their child to to look into CMS.

  • (10 years ago)

    Camden Middle School gave my two daughters a wonderful academic foundation. They both gained a sense of independence and leadership from the many programs offered there. The technology programs are outstanding. My daugthers learned keyboarding skills as well as how to navigate the basic office programs. The math program prepared them well for honors classes in high school. One of my daughters made an F in math in fourth grade later made A's in high school math. CMS helped her acheive this. The English in 8th grade was awesome. The parents are involved in PTO Camband - the band booster club School Improvement Council the athletic parents' organization and parent volunteers. The principal and his two assistant principals handle discipline fairly and swiftly. Laurens Street disects the campus. The eighth graders cross the street at a stoplight for them. Mr. Springs the eighth grade asst. principal always monitors the traffic.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school really isn't one of the districts best. There are very few teachers who show genuine concern for the ability of the students to perform and to continue to be successful in high school and college. While much cannot be said for academics the school band is excellent and is directed by a highly qualified instructor; extra time is always taken to ensure that the students are not only doing well but also enjoying themselves. The administration too is a bit lax; it fails to effectively cope with violent individuals. One of the few things that this school has for it is the gifted and talented program SEAGUL that is based in Memorial Hall. The SEAGUL program is truly a blessing for students who are a part of of it by offering a more stable learning envoronment.

  • (11 years ago)

    Weak academics but a very strong technology program. Run-down buildings and not well kept. Children in 8th grade have to cross a busy street to attened classes in another building. The technology program is the only positive element we saw in this school. The few good teachers appear stiffled by weak administration.

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